As some of you know, last year our family wrote a Christmas story to be used as an Advent supplement.  This year, we’re doing something a little bit different.  We’ve written a story to be used to help your family enter the New Year.  We will be posting the first installment today. Being married to … Continue reading

They are WHATS?

Does anyone else find this passion – this crazed passion – for a family who lives in Seattle to be very interesting? A few years ago, I would have NEVER believed it if you had told me that there would ever be a best selling book that literally bred a group of people who refer … Continue reading

Quick note

Please email me just to make sure I got all the books ordered correctly.  As the notes came in, I wrote them onto a piece of paper.  All weekend I have been feeling like I left someone out.  (look of consternation) I spent the day sifting through my inbox to make sure – but the … Continue reading

No Ordinary Home

OH WAIT – we finished this!  Ok, so here’s the deal, my dears….I loved having the discussion that we did over this book.  So….

No Ordinary Home – Chap 14 Chronicles

“THEN what did Dad do?” we asked, eager to hear more of the ornery exploits of my father.  “Um, Grandpa, could you hurry, though?” my brother requested.  “Why? Ya gotta go somewhere?”  “Kinda…” 

May I CAME!!

That John Smulo – every time I visit his blog he is tempting me to buy new books! (AND he accuses me of making him hungry!! Hmph) 😉 Early this morning (read: the before side of sleeping) I finished up “In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day” by Mark Batterson (for which … Continue reading

No Ordinary Home – Chap 13 – Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was the one holiday we spent with my grandparents every year.  My grandmother’s table was always filled to excess – and the dishes and stemware were the same each year.  I have those “marble glasses” as I called them (they have the little balls around the foot of the glass) in my china cabinet … Continue reading

No Ordinary Home Chap 12 – Pentecost

1982.  April, to be specific.  I was working, as a switchboard operator (does this date me or WHAT?) for Indiana University.  My “office” was really the theatre dept’s Box Office.  It was sized accordingly.  At best, the room was 6 x 8 with a large plate glass window across the front opening.  I was sick.  … Continue reading

No Ordinary Home Chapter 11 – Holy Week

Ok, so my idea of later in the morning and reality just didn’t quite meld, did they?? Today, I’m going to post an abbreviated version of the overview and also post the discussion, as we really did a goodly amount of discussion about this last week, when we were talking about Lent.  Come along – … Continue reading

No Ordinary Home

This is a Public Service Announcement.  The expected discussion, generally found on this blog channel, is on a temporary hold until later this morning.  The writer of this blog, admits to not only reading about homes that are not ordinary, she now has come out with the fact that she lives in one, as well.  … Continue reading