June 27, 2008

Everything’s Comin’ up Babies!

Truly a gift from God

We’ve been having a delightful visit with our daughter, Christa, and our new little grand baby, Joshua. Daniel will be here next week. It will be good to have everyone together again!

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June 21, 2008

Maniacs, Pharisees, and The Rest of Us

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” George Carlin

George Carlin may have been onto something when he made this statement. Even many Christians are guilty of using this type of illogic. Christian-ese for this quote might be:

“Anybody living a life that appears more “holy” …

June 19, 2008


REGISTER NOW, before it’s too late!

The 2008 Passionate Housewives Tea in Peoria scheduled for June 28 is filling up fast! We are quickly maxing out on space and would hate for you to miss out on the encouragement, fellowship, and great food!


The Christian Center in Peoria

4100 N Brandywine Dr.


$15.00 per person (daughters $5.00 each)

June 17, 2008

Group Accommodations for Ladies Tea

I realize this is a little late, but when we discovered that we had so many ladies coming from out of town to attend the Passionate Housewives Tea here in Peoria, we called The Comfort Suites to see if we could secure a group rate. If we meet the required minimum for rooms, our ladies will get the discount.

This will be a great opportunity for some of our ladies to fellowship the night before, as well as receive …

June 12, 2008

Christa and Joshua are Here!

Uncle William meets his nephew!

“Auntie Em” greeting Joshua at the airport!

Everyone has been bouncing off the walls! First chicks, then this! Christa and Joshua have come for a visit and all the little aunts and uncles are beside themselves with excitement! …

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June 12, 2008

The Box…

A box arrived early this morning – I wonder what’s inside.
I’m gettin’ my cowboy boots on! This looks exciting!
They’re alive…and cheeping!

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June 10, 2008

Help – I’m disorganized and I can’t get up!

I’ve been thinking about that great schedule I used to have and how organized I used to be. Ah…

I used to be so organized. I’m hoping to get there again. One thing I’ve realized is that organization was easier when all my children were under a certain age. Mostly because they couldn’t reach things and mess them up. When my older girls were…well, when …

June 7, 2008

Join us in Peoria, Illinois for a Ladies Tea

Are you a passionate housewife who sometimes feels a little desperate? Do you ever feel like you must be the only one who struggles the way you do? Do you ever wonder if staying home and training your own children is really worth the effort?

Painting by Carl Holsoe

Fresh Vision for the Hopeful Homemaker

Saturday, June 28, 2008
9:00 a.m.—12:30 …

June 6, 2008

Hate Crime or Thought Crime?

“So what kind of vicious, bloodthirsty “hate crime” did de Valk perpetrate that so offended the moral conscience of the CHRC?

Father defended the Church’s teaching on marriage during Canada’s same-sex ‘marriage’ debate, quoting extensively from the Bible, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and Pope John Paul II’s encyclicals. Each of these documents contains official Catholic teaching. And like millions of other people …

June 3, 2008

If you live in Alabama…

Hi Y’all,

If you live in Alabama, I encourage you to spend the money on gas today and go vote for our good friend, Matthew Chancey for Public Service Commission President!

We’ve known Matt and his family for about eight years. He is truly a godly man with a heart for the Lord and for his family. Men of integrity are hard to come by these days. …