The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

Duct Tape To The Rescue

Paige wrote about our first experience with the breaking of a fluorescent light bulb last night in her post Light Saber vs. Light Bulb. I remembered hearing about evacuating because of the mercury, but the cleaning up was somewhat involved. The following page was helpful in our cleanup battle. Duct tape was used to pick […]

Big Surprise on the Prairie/Meeting Melissa Gilbert

“If I had a remembrance book, I would surely write about the day we came to Plum Creek”(opening quote by Laura as Little House on the Prairie series began in 1974) Thankfully, Laura Ingalls Wilder shared her life memories with the world through the “Little House” books. This blog has been sort of a “remembrance […]

Puzzling Storage Problem…Solved

If you have looked at my daughter Faith’s blog, it’s probably not a puzzle to you that she really loves solving puzzles! However, lately I have been trying to solve the puzzle of exactly where to store all her (our) beloved, yet  boxy, puzzles! The answer came in a box…well, a big blue Rubbermaid one […]

Happy B-day, Dad!

My dad is one of those men who isn’t afraid to try anything, and he isn’t afraid to share new wisdom that he gains along life’s way. I love those qualities about him. Recently, one of my dad’s life experiences  involved trying new things (like a roasted jalapeno…pronounced ha-la-pain-yo), and learning new things. (You are […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Thank you, Mom, for all the many ways you have loved each one of us, and you still continue to pour out your sweet love! You’re the best! Thanks for your faithful prayers…Chris Rice-\”Mama Prays\” Happy Mother’s Day to all of the special “other” mothers out there. A favorite quote: “A mother’s heart is the […]

Strawberry Picking

Believe it or not, we were wearing jackets when we went strawberry picking last week (April 27)!  On a day like this…simple pleasures…who would want to check their cell phone, right? Well, Paige has more to say about our day in her post. What a “berry” nice day it was! We had a lovely time […]

We Did It!

“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”        Isaiah 40:8 Earlier…back on January 5, we attempted to read through the Bible, as a family, for 90 days. Well, it took us 100 days, but by God’s grace…we did it, and it was such a blessing to our […]

The Living Last Supper

The Sunday before Easter, we visited the church where Nana attends (with Nana), and we were blessed by a presentation of a living Last Supper. It gave a glimpse into the heart of each one of the twelve disciples, who were gathered around that table for the Passover. They were asking themselves deep questions regarding […]

Some Flowery Language

One spring afternoon, when my daughter Faith was about three years old, we were driving down the access road (the same one which is pictured above). As I looked to my left, I delightfully exclaimed, “Ooh! Look at all those blue bonnets!” Faith gently piped in “…and yellow bonnets too, Momma!”:) Here in Texas, the […]

The Quilt Is Finished!

The other evening, a dear and industrious friend (you will soon discover why I refer to her this way) called me. Our conversation went something like this: My Industrious Friend: “CC, Do you have time to talk?” (This question is always appreciated by me. Sometimes there are better time slots to talk on the phone […]