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It took three times in a row for me to hear, “It’s okay, Cheryl, I’m in control,” for it to stick. A freak explosion of fire in the heavy equipment I was operating, distracted me. Clothes on fire, I escaped […]

Forget matches or BBQ lighters, at our traditional July 4 celebration, Louie ignited the Bernzomatic torch to light fireworks. There were six children between our farm families and we each had about 20 sparklers to light and run around the […]

The electricity went out for a couple of hours this early morning. Prayer in candle light, became the thing to do. My prayers expressed gratitude, affirmations of good, and the determination to acknowledge that God’s promises are fulfilled. “Bless the […]

Shepherding Grandmothers My maternal grandma was ever in a polyester dress, beige semi-transparent nylon leggings, and sensible-heeled shoes. Grandma was intelligent, kind, patient, and worried. She wanted everyone to feel loved and be loved. When growing up, we only saw […]

Our home can be a wonderful place of security. It can also be a place of expression through design and decoration. There are many books and online articles that supply ideas and assistance in window treatments, decorating with red, wallpaper […]

The beauty of flowers can be brought into our home. It doesn’t matter if our home is in a house, an apartment, a tent, or our consciousness. Our home deserves to be beautiful. Funny thing is about flowers, some smell […]

Some people create more garbage than others, but waste happens. Fortunately, society values more and more the ideas of recycling, reusing, and repurposing. And in the meantime, we still need to take out the garbage, please. Whether we are taking […]

A variety of laundry piles can be found in most homes. Types of piles: Work clothes Delicates Sheets Towels For the dry cleaner After visitors have stayed, laundry increases, but it’s usually worth the extra cleaning because we like to […]

Many of us make lists. We read in The Message, “God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list?” Ps. 15:1 I can interpret this to mean, invite yourself! We can invite our […]

After three-years of writing and re-writing, my memoir is now published. A fast moving story of growing up in a big family, working on the farm as cheap labor, and reclaiming our native happiness. Wit and lessons learned are used […]