The People in Rural America 

This is out first in the Best of 2016 series. This post was originally published on Figuring Out the Plot and was subsequently published in several newspapers. It is my most-read post ever. I grew up in rural America. And my husband and I have chosen to raise our family here. In town without stoplightsContinue reading “The People in Rural America “

My Favorite Christmas Song: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

It was written during the Civil War. It’s hard to think of a worse time, one in which peace must have seemed so far away, so unlikely.  A country divided against itself.  Brothers fighting brothers.  Bloody battles on American soil. The author lost his wife and son.  And though the road he traveled was dark,Continue reading “My Favorite Christmas Song: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

Essential Oils…Getting Started

It feels like essential oils are everywhere and for a long time, I have been interested but overwhelmed when it came to this topic.   There seem to be a million oils and  three million recipes to mix them. Some you put on neat (had to google that) and some need a carrier oil.  ThereContinue reading “Essential Oils…Getting Started”

Book Report: Love That Boy

Author: Ron Fournier Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Favorite Quotes: “From their first breath-if not sooner-our dreams for our children are at least in the ballpark of perfect, because great grades, championship trophies, lots of friends, and professional success lead to happiness, right? Actually, no. When a parent’s expectations come from the wrong place and are pressed intoContinue reading “Book Report: Love That Boy”