My somber longing for summer

My somber longing for summer

My favorite time of the year is summer and I don’t care what the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage says. Summer is what I live for especially h...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Spring cleaning checklist should include your fridge and pantry

I’ve noticed that sometimes, my refrigerator has a stale odor. How can I determine what’s causing the smell, and most importantly, how can...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Going to the beach

Going to the beach

I am looking forward to a trip down south, to answer the siren song of the sea. The ocean waits patiently for me to find the time to respond to its co...

April 15th, 2018 |  



Gloria’s appreciative ode to readers

Gloria’s appreciative ode to readers

Mail time has always been a highlight at our house. When daddy comes home from work at 3:30 he stops at the mailbox to bring in the mail. A common que...

April 15th, 2018 |  


A healthy dose of medicine for the soul

A healthy dose of medicine for the soul

A large segment of the human population takes things way too seriously for their own good. The strange anomaly is that most people laugh at the wrong ...

April 15th, 2018 |  


The key is obedience

The key is obedience

What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word, “Obedience?” I think about my mom telling me that I needed to obe...

April 15th, 2018 |  


FDA recalls kratom due to salmonella fears

FDA recalls kratom due to salmonella fears

I just heard that the FDA recalled something called kratom, but I’m not sure what it is. Is it some kind of food, and why has it been recalled?M...

April 15th, 2018 |  


He’s coming again

He’s coming again

This past week was an interesting week for weather in Ohio. On Monday morning, we had about three inches of snow. Then, on Tuesday afternoon and eveni...

April 7th, 2018 |  


Dozer came for a visit

Dozer came for a visit

I got a short-lived Easter gift this year. When our daughter, Ingrid, flew to New Hampshire to spend the long Easter weekend with the rest of her fami...

April 7th, 2018 |  


Gloria and Daniel embrace parenthood and serve up molasses cookies

Gloria and Daniel embrace parenthood and serve up molasses cookies

The house is relatively quiet with several of the children taking naps and Elijah sleeping on my lap. Life certainly has been interesting these days. ...

April 7th, 2018 |