Honor one another – even your brothers and your sisters! (Chap 7)

“I just don’t know what I am going to do.  All my kids do is argue and call each other names.  Do you have that problem too?  Your family is almost as big as mine.” “No, we don’t.  We simply don’t allow that kind of dishonoring speech in our household.” “Really? Your kids don’t EVER … Continue reading

Honor Based Parenting (Chap 6)

Okay Julie – did you get caught up?  😉  Chapter Six. Man, is this killer or what? Did anyone but me feel certain that they ought to send their children to live with the Turansky or Miller family until they were 16 or so? 😉 The skills required for honor based parenting. Oh, easy peasy, … Continue reading


I can hear the washer running, the dryer thumping and the coffee pot clicking. (Does anyone else’s pot do that??) The birds are singing, the air is heavy with the anticipation of rain. Still, it is cool and there is a delicious breeze. Best of all? Jeff is sitting right here by me and it’s … Continue reading

Walking in fAith

“For the Kingdom of Heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants and delivered unto them his goods.  And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to every man according to his several ability, and straightway took his journey. Then he that … Continue reading

Walking in Faith

Last night we went to the lake. We found a new beach and ended up wandering down this sublime little hide away cove to just delight in the glory of the Lord being revealed all about us – in the gigantic trees standing firmly against the lake winds, to the tiny shells laying crumbled on … Continue reading

Walking iN faith

The entire debate team was staring.  The thrill of victory or the agony of defeat was resting in his hands…well, mouth actually, but you get the idea. “The topic, sir, is “Youth in Asia.”  You have 2 minutes to compile your speech. Begin.”  Two minutes later he performed flawlessly.  He presented a strong challenge to … Continue reading

Walking IN FAITH

Did you ever see “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”? Do you remember there were three clues that Indy needed in order to get to the Holy Grail? One of the clues had to do with Indy jumping out of the lion’s mouth – in faith. The jump looked as though he would tumble hundreds … Continue reading

The Importance of Good Shoes

The shoes were OH SO CUTE.  They would match my dress perfectly.  Granted, they were a little pricey, but…did I mention they were oh so cute?  After looking at what felt like 120,000 other pairs, I succumbed and bought the oh so cute shoes. The only problem was – they rubbed.  They had some funny … Continue reading

Good mornin’ y’all

As you might have guessed, a few days in Nashville and I’ve come home with a complimentary drawl.   🙂    We had to giggle, because Indianapolis seems to be the mark of demarcation.  Those below Indy say “y’all”  those above do not.  The kids made me leave the last vestiges of my “y’all” in Indy.  … Continue reading

Say Goodbye to Whining and Complaining….

Okay, so I haven’t even opened my book since last Monday or Tuesday AND I was on the road ALL day yesterday.  (I’m sorry – 11 hrs on the road qualifies as all day in my book.)  I’m so far behind here dear ones – why don’t YOU bring me up to speed?  What are … Continue reading