Where oh where, did my love for acorns begin? Probably in childhood, as we gathered them by the handful. I always loved the mighty oak and their tiny acorns in the fall. They symbolized home for me as they were everywhere. But they also told me a story.
Looking Back - No matter what 2015 has brought into our lives, we can all look back and find the Lord’s abundance strewn along our path. All. Year. Long. A relationship restored, unexpected gifts, ability to work and provide enough money to feed and clothe our families, warm shelter to live in, the sun rising each and every day. Abundant large and small things that only can be the Lords’ doing. At the top of our family list is the salvation of my husband’s mother on her death bed at 101…
Join me in celebrating a life well lived. Recently, a friend of ours visited with Will Graham, Billy Graham’s grandson. He told her how Billy, now bed ridden and almost blind and deaf, has two nurses caring for him. At first hearing, I thought, well, he probably needs that. But the real reason for his having two nurses brought tears to my eyes.
Life in Lape Haven: Why We Don't Need More This Christmas. Encouragement from Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch is helping us stay determined to give our children more at Christmas by giving them less.