Category Archives: Large Family

The Simple Life {New Year}

    And suddenly, it is 2021 – a new year. As the freshy fallen snow lays around us, covering our world in a beautiful blanket of white, this new year is spread before us. Yet, before we embrace the new year, let us thank God for the blessings of the old year … yes, […]

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Donut Day {On the Cookstove}

        “There!” said the lady when all the ingredients were mixed. “Just wait till you taste these doughnuts!” Homer got down from the chair and pushed a button on the machine marked ‘start’. Rings of batter started dropping into the hot fat. After a ring of batter started dropping, it was cooked […]

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Don’t Waste a Bean

‘Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce.‘ Jeremiah 29:5 Bent low, my fingers searched the leafy green bean plant for the fruit of our labour… my young son, only 4, was helping me pick beans that morning. “Don’t waste any beans – find them all,” I told him, encouragingly. […]

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Tender Lives

“It is a great thing to take these young and tender lives, rich with so many possibilities of beauty, of joy, of power, all of which may be wrecked, and to become responsible for their shaping and training and for the up-building of their character. This is what must be thought of in the making […]

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A Tube Ride to Remember {Or Forget}

Happy Father’s Day to the father of our children …. all nine of them! We are so thankful for his leadership, work ethics and steady faithfulness to our family. There is never a dull moment in our lives {sometimes, we wish we had more dull moments so we could catch an afternoon nap on the […]

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