The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bible DVDs That We Love

As we entered 2010, Brad and I were both led to increase our “Family Bible Reading Time”. There was a lot of movie watching over our holiday break, and I knew we needed more Bible time…as a family. So, I prayed that BC would be led in this way too, because he primarily leads our […]

I Love You, Mom!

Oh how it warms my heart when my children give me sweet hugs and whisper: “I love you , Momma!” in my ear. My youngest still does this several times a day—almost out-of-the-blue, and yet not in a manipulating way. He is such a sweetie! This reminds me of the words to a sweet song […]

Beholding the Lamb of God

On Sunday, we had our Christmas Celebration at our church. We put on a musical/play based on Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb” CD mentioned in this blog). It was a lot of fun, and it was great hearing people comment on how Lord-honoring it was (thanks, Andrew Peterson). That was our prayer from the beginning. […]

Kids Naming Kids…Not A Good Idea!

We have a great uncle here in town that is really special to us. He  is the kind of man/friend/relative who would do anything for you. So, the other day, it wasn’t surprising when my seven-year-old said that he wanted to name one of his (twenty, he hopes) kids…”Uncle Andy!” Boy, that really made us […]

Save It For A Rainy Day!

A few days ago, Bradley had a problem. It was a seven-year-old type of a problem, but it can probably be considered an age-old problem. He had some birthday money that he hadn’t spent yet, and he asked me what he should do with it. Well, I was just recovering from 102 fever, and I […]