Advent children's behavior holidays My Pennsylvania

    Reflections for the First Sunday in Advent

    December 6, 2017

    I had meant to write about the beauty of Moravian stars found in my community. That is, until, my daughter decided to pour blue slime down the inside of my Moravian star, necessitating a disassembly and clean out. In some ways, my daughter’s behavior is reminiscent of the reading from Isaiah in this Sunday’s scripture¬†¬†“You, O Lord, are our Father; we are the clay, and You are the potter: we are all the work of Your hands.” (Isaiah 63:16-17, 19;…

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  • food

    Peach Hand Pies

    Once in a while, you have a thrift store find that is exceptional. I found this Sunbeam mini pie maker for five dollars at my local thrift store. It was unopened and in the…

    September 3, 2017
  • food For the home

    Spice Rack

    I love to use spices in my cooking, but I’m not a fan of organizing them. The bottles come in different sizes, and they are all randomly shaped. My biggest pet peeve with spice…

    August 21, 2017
  • children's activities family Gardening


    I finally had success with carrots! I’ve never been able to grow them before and this year we are overflowing. Sadly, I think the children were overzealous when planting them and they are very…

    August 14, 2017
  • family sewing

    Wedding Planning!

    My dear friend is getting married! It is a Celtic themed wedding, complete with tartan and bagpipes. My husband is officiating. He’s not a minister, but it is a civil ceremony. Pennsylvania allows self-appointing…

    August 7, 2017
  • family health pain management

    The Broken Arm

    We have our first broken bone in a family with five kids that include three boys; I guess we are fortunate. We had stopped to buy produce at our neighborhood farm stand, and my…

    July 24, 2017
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