Still Thankful on Monday


  It was a good Thanksgiving. I got to go see my family in WV and Thistle came along for the first time. I wasn’t too sure about all that traveling with a rowdy two-year-old pup. But my favorite bumper sticker sentiment proved true: “Don’t tell me not to worry. I worry about lots of things that never happen.” So […]

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Some thoughts on giving thanks

Give Thanks

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” ~William Blake “The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” ~H.U. Westermayer “Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.” ~W.J. Cameron “Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” ~Robert Caspar […]

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What Thanksgiving dish do you crave?

Pumpkin pie

I’m heading home to WV for Thanksgiving this year. It’s rare that I go home–we usually spend the holiday with my husband’s family a mere 90 minutes away in SC. And I LOVE spending Thanksgiving with his family. But somehow the food isn’t exactly what I grew up with. Oh, it’s delicious. Adding homemade macaroni and cheese to Thanksgiving is […]

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Have you taken a leap of faith?


At Bible study last night we talked about taking a leap of faith. I’ve joked about being glad God has never asked me to be a missionary in a far country. (Though I stopped joking about it a while back. I’m finally learning not to dare God.) I know I would have a hard time with a major stepping out like that, […]

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The Cows are Dry


My husband knows how to get me. For the past several months he’s been able to procure raw cow’s milk for us. Having grown up on a farm with a milk cow, this is just about the best thing he’s ever done in my opinion. I still don’t like the chemical taste of pasteurized, homogenized milk. It makes me deeply […]

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