Category Archives: The Parlor: Personal stuff

Discount Code, Review and Giveaway: My Husband Rocks! by Union 28

I’ve had a t-shirt for several years which gets comments every time I wear it. It reads simply, “My Husband Rocks.” As you can well imagine, it’s my husband’s favorite shirt. I wear it on happy days. And I wear … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Jacob; James 1:2-4

This week, I’ve been wrestling with Jacob. Jakobus, to be precise. Or James, if you want a better idea of whom I’m talking about. Our church is doing Beth Moore’s study on the book of James. One of the first … Continue reading

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Because You Only Have So Long to Push

Last week, the weather was beautiful. I enjoyed it Friday afternoon with my two youngest sons, who had lured me out with promises of amazing scooter tricks in the driveway. After several daring feats of bravery (my two year old is amazing on … Continue reading

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Great Ultra-Chocolate Cookies!

      Here’s the truth … I love cookies! Once in awhile, I even venture beyond normal chocolate chip. I know, why? Sometimes I like to shake it up a little, okay? This recipe was from an old More Time … Continue reading

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The Power of Our Stories

My husband and I went to see a movie Friday night. It had a very odd title: Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close. And while I’d heard it was about 9/11, I found it to truly be a story about, well, … Continue reading

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Disappointment at Home: But What if They *Don’t*?

I’m not sure why, but that phrase always brings to mind a vision. A vision … of cartoon vegetables. I suppose it may indicate that my children have watched Veggie Tales’ version of Daniel and the Lion’s Den one too … Continue reading

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Help Get the Word Out!

“People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” ~Matthew 4:4 “The first thing you should start doing as a new Christian is to read your Bible every day.” “If you … Continue reading

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What Not to Read

This is an age where the rallying cry for those trying to save our society from tumbling into an endless morass of mindless television, pop-culture magazines and twaddle-y fiction is “READ!” And I agree. If we want to learn anything, if we want … Continue reading

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Notes from Nicaragua

I thought I’d share with you today a couple of updates we’ve received about my son’s mission trip to Honduras and Nicaragua with Youth With a Mission! Many of you have contributed to his trip and prayed for us; we’re … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

“Marilla, isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery, Ann of Green Gables And here it is again … a blank screen. A whole new year … … Continue reading

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