Category: Writing

  • Mamma Musings

    As much as I love a newborn, having one around makes me all the more grateful for my two year old. I am glad to discover that even as they grow and change, there is plenty to enjoy and love at every age. As fulfilling as it is to have a little baby dependent on…

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  • Lovely ways to spend a rainy day…

    1. Sleep in for once, and have snuggle time with husband and two year old for a few more moments before getting up. 2. Dress in a new, green shirt saved for such a cool fall day and take the time to put on a matching headband and favorite necklace. 3. Make and eat your…

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  • How to Woo a Wife

    First, build into your life sound character, good habits, and a reputation for diligence, patience, and godly choices. Work on the relationships around you, such as parents, family, friends and co-workers until you are known to be respectful and trustworthy. Next, figure out a way to spend a lot of time around a particular young…

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  • Hello, everyone! It’s good to be back – my cold is on the mend, a busy, busy month is nearly over, and I am glad for a chance to sit down and catch up! Welcome to our newest readers! We heard from… Mamselle Duroc, whose blog showcases her exquisite vintage reproduction from the sewing room!…

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  • Gracious Hospitality

    Yesterday we attended a bridal shower at our friends, the V—–‘s, home in Buffalo. It was such an enjoyable and refreshing time, and I recorded my impressions of the day in my journal… I love their house! Their home is a perfect extension of who they are. It is so comfortable, and set up with…

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  • Still don’t have our computer set up – the hook up is coming tomorrow – I was mistaken. Thankfully, the laptop is able to pick up a wireless signal if we put it on the kitchen counter on the outside wall closest to our old trailer. So, I am blogging from my kitchen, which I…

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  • I think I will only feel sane if I site down and write for a little bit. Wait – I haven’t had devotions yet! That must be the problem. I slept in this morning till 7:22, and barely had time to get my man out the door with breakfast by 8, much less time to…

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  • Of Forks and Thyme

    The first few times I ate at a white table-clothed, multiple-fork establishments (as I classify 4 or 5 star restaurants), it was not with family nor close friends, so that may have contributed to the cool and unfamiliar sensations surrounding me. I felt like I was swimming entirely out of my depth, yet in a…

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  • I’ve had no time to do any creative writing lately, but I found this in one of my old journals last night and thought it would do for this week’s homestead post. This is a memory of going out in the night to fill a bucket at the hand pump so I can flush our…

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  • How many of our days began like this on the homestead? The morning would be full of promise, but sometime along the way, the task we faced for that day would bring us to the end of our resources, and cause us to cry out to God. The unique and wonderful ways He answered those…

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  • When I was 13 my family moved to a tipi in upstate New York to homestead. For years I have longed to tell the stories of our adventure on top of a hill in the country, carving out a lifestyle that belonged to another century, but I have never known where to start. What day…

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