Where do we go when we die?

‘Wow Emily…who are you to say? Why not write about canning peaches for the winter?’. Ummm…I haven’t canned since Jr high in Home Economics…so I think I’ll stick to topics that interest me. ‘So….you’ve died then’? Well, no. (Though I know a few that would like that). I still think I can tackle this as…

Is Saturday Sabbath only for the Jews?

Or…how does one become Jewish without being born to Jewish Parents. Well…let me tell you. About five years ago…January of 2017 I was opened up to the possibility that the Torah, the first five books of the Bible were still a thing. That those laws we used to make fun of in church were still…

How to combat the devil’s lies!

If you had to guess what one of the devil’s tool is…what would you guess? Ok…its an open book test. I gave it away in the title. He lies. Ha…I wonder if he can ever tell the truth? And he doesn’t just lie a little. And he tends to goes to the extreme, to the…

 Don’t look….clean ! 

“Mom…I can’t find it”…”don’t look…clean” she shouted from the kitchen. This did not help me. I needed Barbies left shoe…now. Oh sure I had other pairs but she was wearing a black evening dress. And so naturally she needed her black open toed heals…nothing else would do! And I wanted it to just appear…not work…

The tides are changing

Change. It’s the only thing that is constant. When God closes a door He always opens a window. The definition of insanity is to keep doing something over and over again expecting different results. I hate platitudes. Yet these all apply. I have told my friends in the crafts shows I do, that when God…

I don’t believe in God because my mother told me too!

Growing up I couldn’t help notice my mother was a Christian. She would play hymns on her accordion and the piano. She listened to my prayers ever night, and taught me the Lord’s Prayer by heart. And I still have my children’s bible she gave me. I can still remember hearing the clicking of her high…

Seek First the Kingdom…but what does that look like?

Does it look like what we think of as the steortypical Christian woman who wakes up early, pours herself a cup of coffee (for me herbal tea) and quietly reads Gods word, worships and prays with hope and faith and waits upon the Lord for an answer, before anyone wakes up. Yes…yes it does. And…

Ending at the Beginning

I was a brand new bride and people would ask me what my husband did. I would answer “he substitute teaches and coaches soccer”. Now in 2016, 37 years of marriage I can say “he substitute teaches and coaches soccer”. How do we come full circle? Simple…because God wastes nothing. My husband had a phenomenal…

Pulling the antique stores into the 21st century

Back in the day Antique Dealers were a different breed. They did their homework by reading books full of pictures of depression glassware with set prices. Deals were rarely given, and rarely offered. One would go into a shop and expect to see things put on dark wood shelves. And if one complained that things…

God’s Eye View

I like plans. So I like road maps, graphs and charts. So when there are trials I want a step by step plan to follow to heal. But when I can’t find one I figure I have three choices. Give up. Continue on my own way. Or trust God and step back. It’s never viable…

Chicken Soup really is Jewish Penicillin  

I have known for awhile. I have been putting it off sharing…only to finally submit. You see I have been ill. I have been ill with fatigue and thyroid issues for over 16 years. Though basically functional, it has been challenging. I have been to Doctors and every type out there. And yet…still ill. But…

What I learned about Mother’s Day after losing our son.

You might ask…how can not having as many gifts or cards help you get through Mother’s Day? Wouldn’t it be the hardest day of the year for you? All those memories and emotions. And seeing all the families at the restaurants with multiple generations of mothers with balloons and gifts, love and laughter. Yes…yes it…