On August 12, 2013, we welcomed our first granddaughter into the world. Even though she was born some 1100 miles away, because of the blessings of technology, I was able to share the first few moments of her birth with my son, the new Daddy, via Skype. A week later we were able to make the trek north to meet this precious little one in person. She is simply a treasure and a gift from … Continue reading
I am an avid word game lover so I jumped at the chance to check out this new game called Typecrush™. Made in the U.S.A from 100% recycled materials, this versatile game can be simple enough for young readers but challenging enough for older folks, like me. The whole Typecrush™ game comes in sturdy cardboard can with a twist-top lid that is reminiscent of the old Tinker-Toy or Lincoln Log cans, making it portable enough … Continue reading
Found this beautiful specimen of a Luna Moth on our window a while back. Isn’t it lovely?
As our kids were growing up, they were always filled with mind-stretching questions especially in regards to God. Sometimes the answers were easy to explain, but other times it took some creative examples to give them a better understanding of things. In the book How Do We Know God is Really There?, the first in a new series published by Apologia Press, Melissa Cain Travis attempts to use a creative, scientific way to answer this … Continue reading
Summer weather has come and it’s time to plan our vacations. I have created a few worksheets that I use to help me keep all the details of our vacation in one place. We tend to take a few short, 3-day trips and usually only one longer trip. Because we are avid campers, I also keep my camping checklist handy. To download these forms, either click on the image or the text link below each. … Continue reading
The years so quickly fade away, As my mind travels back to another day, To a time and place so distant now, Placed upon life’s highest bough. Shadows of walks hand in hand, Along a golden beach of sand, Carried away on moonlit beam, All seems but a distant dream. Sunlit days of merriment, Treasured moments together spent, Casted our cares upon the wind, Oh, to visit those days again. But all too soon the … Continue reading