Did he know, or did God know that I needed these gifts?
During a recent bout with laryngitis I was reminded of the number of words a woman uses daily versus the number a man uses. Louann Brizendine who wrote The Female Brain concluded that women use 20,000 words per day while men use 7,000. More recent studies do not agree with his findings. But in my… Continue reading Do you think before you speak?
Culinary masterpieces flashed on the TV screen in the foyer of the church of cakes from last year's dessert auction to benefit our church camp for children, Canal Lake Bible Camp. Just before Sunday School, our resident baker, Rodney, showed me a picture on his phone of his wife’s lemon cake made for the… Continue reading Why did I agree to make a dessert?
Thirteen hungry boys (if you count my husband as a boy) sat around the dark eight foot table in anticipation of dinner. My husband and I were serving as house parents at Teen Ranch in Marlette, Michigan. Ten ranch boys, our two sons and my husband John savored the aroma of fresh crust, oregano, tomato… Continue reading Teen Ranch Pizza
She reached up, grabbed him and dug her long fingernails into his arm until blood squirted out. He responded by hitting her in the jaw, knocking her out. John had taken out his seventh grade teacher at Park Street Elementary, Ms. Chapman, but she wasn’t the true target. During recess, John’s team won at softball.… Continue reading Foolish Scrapper to Wise Servant
“I love my phone.” “I hate my phone.” How can one be so fickle? When you upgrade to a new cell phone it is easy! After using an android smart phone for several years, I upgraded to a newer version. At the same time my husband changed from a flip phone with no data… Continue reading Unlimited Data Plan