“Be on your best behavior,” I said to my boys. “Our guest will soon be here. Absolutely no noise!” DING DONG! Someone’s at the front door “She’s here,” I say. “Our neighbor, Mrs. Greeley. Run along. Be quiet. Go play.” The boys ran off to the back room. They listened to me! “Mrs. Greeley, come … Continue reading The Noises That Boyses Make
Ella Toe Head On a morning just like any other morning, Ella woke up an got out of bed. She looked in the mirror and screamed! “AHHH! When did I grow toes on my head?” Ella made her way downstairs. Her mother walked past her and didn’t think twice as she smiled at her daughter and … Continue reading Ella Toe Head
Imagine three children nestled into their bed's. Mommy and Daddy are there with the youngest. His name is Ezra. He is fun-loving, imaginative, and surprisingly articulate for a two year old boy. He says that he wants to tell us a bedtime story about Easy Rabbit, a lovable bunny who lives in a hole with … Continue reading Ezra tells an Easy Rabbit Story
Cyrus Maxwell Cyrus Maxwell is a lovely lad. Even though his breath smells bad. Garbage for supper then straight on to bed. In the morning you'd've thought his insides were dead. Cyrus can hardly keep a buddy 'cause his words smell so cruddy. If you go too far, it might make him yell and everything in … Continue reading Cyrus Maxwell
Is it okay for me to listen to my kids music in the car all alone when my kids are far, far away from me? Absolutely! But, only if that music is one of the albums by Slugs & Bugs. Randall Goodgame, the creative force behind Slugs & Bugs has accomplished something incredible by doing for music what … Continue reading Sing the Bible with Slugs and Bugs, Volume 2!!!
During the summer before I entered the fifth grade, my cousins were home. Their dad was in the Air Force, and they were preparing to move to Japan. I always loved when they came to visit (still do). We played, laughed, talked, and enjoyed that time. There was one particular day that I remember well. … Continue reading Look Up!
I am almost ashamed of all of the things I have accumulated over my lifetime. As I look around my office, filling the shelves are lots of books that I love. Also, pictures hang on the walls, sports figures and toys have stepped out of my old toy box onto the shelves to constantly remind me … Continue reading Treasured Possessions
I was sitting in High School Bible Study and the teacher asked this question: "Who do you turn to when things are going crazy in your life? When you need advice?" Some students answered friends, adults, or Google. Then the teacher asked, "What about your parents? Do you ever go to your parents?" There was … Continue reading Just Give it Time
In the summer of 2000, I first heard Andrew Peterson when I listened to his second album, Carried Along. In 2002, I first saw Andrew Peterson in concert not long after his third album, Clear to Venus, was released. Joined by Laura Story and Gabe Scott, he opened that concert with "Land of My Sojourn" by Rich … Continue reading New Music: The Burning Edge of Dawn by Andrew Peterson
When I have exciting news to tell, I cannot keep it in. I have to tell somebody or it feels like my inside will explode. I am sure that most of you are like me. When something fantastic happens to you, you cannot wait to tell it. When you have good news you have to … Continue reading Tell the Story