Exodus 20

Tracy / November 23, 2016

Exodus 20 is our latest scripture memory passages. A number of months back, our pastor was teaching through this section. Each week, someone would volunteer to recite this section of scripture. My older children knew The 10 Commandments. Some of my middle kiddos had to work a bit on it and my littles were learning just from listening to the…

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Book Review: God’s Good News (Devotions from Billy Graham)

Tracy / September 9, 2015

My first review book this month for Tommy Nelson is God’s Good News Bible Storybook. I grew up watching Billy Graham on TV. It seemed that most of the nation stopped for his broadcasts (or at least that was my perception). As I grew older, I learned more about his ministry to presidents that spanned decades. My husband had the…

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Book Review: Count My Blessings 1-2-3

Tracy / September 1, 2015

I’m learning to count my blessings. It’s something I very much want my children to learn, too. So many times we go to the Lord to ask him for something specific, but how many times do we stop to say thank you for all we have? This month, I was sent a copy of Count My Blessings 1-2-3 from Tommy…

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Teaching Children to Pray

Tracy / September 1, 2015

I have written through the years of being a little girl visiting with my great-grandmother. The example of her faith in the Lord planted seeds in my life that have continued to grow though she has been gone for many years. Of my many memories, I remember listening to her pray. She would later tell me how she prayed for…

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The Aroma of My Heart

I’ve been taken with our roses lately. I find myself lingering over them- dreaming of a time when the entire rose bed might be full of blooms, watching the bees buzz as they do their daily work while we enjoy the fruits of their labor. I cut several stems a few nights back. They are arranged in vases on the…

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February 11, 2015

Tracy / February 11, 2015

We’ve had the flu. I’ve come to appreciate (is that the way I really want to word what I’m thinking?), germs. When you have a larger than average family, by the time illness circulates through everyone, it’s likely to have mutated and could go all the way through again. Isn’t that fun? I think most my friends realize we are…

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Restore Me, Lord.

Tracy / November 27, 2014

Tonight, I sat to talk with my lovely young daughter who seems to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders. I do remember the days of teenage dreams, and moments of growth and change. They were times when the world seemed all wrong. I’ve recently had the same thing going on in my life.  I think moments of…

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Dearest Friends

Tracy / January 14, 2013

We have the *very* best friends. A casserole the week I hurt my foot. Soup earlier this week, a phone call and visit that led to these tasty treats: Notes of encouragement…phone calls just to check on us. We are blessed. We are blessed. We are blessed.

Updating

Tracy / September 24, 2011

It seems so long since I’ve updated this site. Dial-up is another world when you are used to high-speed internet. I can’t tell you how difficult it is do accomplish simple tasks…things like banking, using the library or just checking store hours. Websites just aren’t being made to use dial-up anymore. If you are trying to blog, or use fb,…

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January 10, 2011

Tracy / January 10, 2011

Winter has visited our home again! As we visited with our church family yesterday, ice literally began to fall from the sky! Before the end of the evening, everything, everywhere was pretty much covered in little ice pellets. Paul was on his way home from Maryland, on a business trip. It took him quite a bit longer to get home…

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January 3, 2011 (Still catching up blog posts!)

Tracy / January 10, 2011

Life here continues on…. it seems that daily something new and exciting happens. I was talking with Paul last night about how surprised I’ve been this last year. For whatever reason, years ago, I pictured this season of my life being much slower. I had always thought that as the children grew, I would have more time for sewing, writing,…

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Jessica’s 13th Birthday

Tracy / January 7, 2011

It’s still hard to believe that Jessica has turned 13. For many years, I wasn’t sure this young lady would see her 13th birthday. If you are new to my site, Jessica was born with multiple, serious heart issues that eventually led to her having a multiple seizures each day and a heart surgery that can only be described as…

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