Archive for December, 2014

Happy New Year

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

I’ve been thinking about what I would say to wrap up 2014. I’ve been thinking about this for a few weeks and the odd thing is that I have nothing. Nothing profound to share about our year. Nothing huge happened. I didn’t learn anything amazing. I didn’t accomplish any huge goals. We didn’t have huge […]

A Vintage Christmas Treat~repost

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Originally posted December 2007 I am in charge of our church library. Since it was very much in need of an update, I’ve been weeding out very old books and replacing them with the boxes of donated newer books. One of the books had a familiar title so I quickly peeked through it. The Sword […]

Prison & Advent

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

When I was on Facebook the other day, I saw this quote on the Angel Tree page. A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes…and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1943 At first, […]


Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Instead of re-posting all my Christmas posts, I decided to just link to them in a post.   Christmas Eve at the Prison–I’m SO thankful that I don’t have to do this this year. It was hard. I think this is a good post to share the emotion of the day. Angel Tree–such an important […]

From Outside The Frame

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

  Easy homemade candy treats  I like this crockpot candy idea~ easy!   Old fashioned Christmas Decorations     Paleo Christmas treats   12 ways to repurpose a sweater into a Christmas gift        


Thursday, December 18th, 2014

    We live in an old house with three enclosed porches. One porch has stairs which have been very slippery and caused quite a few “skating down the stairs” incidents. When Handi-Treads asked if I’d like to review their product, I said “of course!” For some reason, I thought they were going to be […]

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Holidays Can Be Rough

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

    Before this time in our lives, I never thought about how hard holidays can be for people. I didn’t mean to be insensitive or uncaring, I just simply always saw the holidays as a wonderful time of the year. When Lee was gone, there were 100’s of little ways the holidays hurt. Nothing […]

FCC Looking Into Prison Telephone Calls

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

The expensive phone calls from prison were one of the very hard things we dealt with. It was hard to want to talk to Lee as much as possible and not be able to afford it. It was hard to tell him not to call because I couldn’t put money on the phone. It was […]

Love Without End~Book Review by Robin Lee Hatcher

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

  Robin Lee Hatcher is one of my favorite authors so I always enjoy reviewing her new books! The baby loved the cover. Every time he saw, it he’d say, “Neigh neigh”. Robin is an excellent author and I enjoy how her characters and writing are always engaging and believable. This story is no exception. […]

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Christmas Preparations

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

It’s taking us forever to get the house decorated for Christmas. We had issues with the tree but it’s finally up. I had to decide what ornaments we’d put on it or not since little guy is into checking out everything. I know some people advocate decorating as normal and then training them not to […]