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A Different Kind of Christmas

A Different Kind of Christmas

Anita Renfroe posted a song recently, by a Christian artist familiar to me, named Mark Schultz.  Reluctant to listen, knowing full well that I’d find myself in a puddle of tears by the end of the song, I debated.  See, the song was prefaced with something like, “for those of you missing loved ones this … Continue reading

The Post That Never Ends.

The Post That Never Ends.

It feels a little weird to be blogging again.  I’m definitely out of practice.  I’ve always been told to “write what you know”.  Well right now, what I know, is that there have been quite a few events that I’ve been meaning to blog about since my last post.  This may or may not end … Continue reading

My Armstrong Heater.

My Armstrong Heater.

Long before Jarid was ever in the picture, one of the men that I could always count on to help me feel confident and special was my Pap.  Whenever he introduced me to anyone, he always referred to me as “his #1”.  I think that struck a chord with me so much because I was … Continue reading

The New Normal.

The New Normal.

Thank you all so, so much for your kind words, supportive comments, and encouraging hearts during one of the most difficult times our family has ever experienced.  I’ve thought to myself SO many times… how can people who don’t have faith in Jesus make it through times like these?  The assurance that we’ll all be … Continue reading

Easter ’14

Easter ’14

“He was being punished for what we did. He was crushed because of our guilt. He took the punishment we deserved, and this brought us peace. We were healed because of His pain.”   -Isaiah 53:5 Year after year, it continues to blow my mind that our Savior, a spotless, perfect lamb had to be the … Continue reading

In The Meantime…

In The Meantime…

Albeit, time is not something I have a lot of these days, God put it on my heart to post today.  See, he’s been teaching me a lot lately… probably because I’m seeking Him more than I ever have before.  Time with Him everyday has become essential… not out of obligation, but out of hunger … Continue reading

Christmas 2013 Part II.

Christmas 2013 Part II.

After the gifting was finished, we all sat down together for a lovely brunch. The gold-rimmed glasses with orange juice always make the perfect finishing touch to the table on Christmas morning!  There was baked stuffed french toast (complete with raspberry pudding drizzle), a ham, egg, & cheese bake with hash browns on the bottom, … Continue reading

Christmas 2013.

Christmas 2013.

Yes, it is 2014 and I am FINALLY getting the time to post about Christmas (last year ;))  On Christmas Eve, the same as every other year, we traveled to Lancaster to visit and have “Christmas” with my Dad’s side of the family. We surprised my grandparents with a large collage photo of all the … Continue reading

Seasonal Preparation.

Seasonal Preparation.

This time of year, everyone’s “to-do” lists seem to be a mile and a half long.  There is always something to be done.  While I adore all things Christmas, I am not a fan of the cold, the insane shopping malls (and people), or icy roads.  Biggest pet peeve = incompetent drivers.  As a Christian, … Continue reading