It’s Friday! Time for a Five Minute Friday Writing Challenge. Today’s prompt is MIDDLE. Whenever I participate in the five-minute challenge, I do a few things. First, I resist the temptation to read whatever anyone else might write before I write. Secondly, I consider any scriptures that come to mind. Third, I search my old writings… Continue reading A Heritage of Perseverance in the Middle of a Messy World
Things have been crazy around our house this month, but finally after working on the details for two months, we are able to spill the beans. Click PLAY for more … Customize a newsletter For your continued entertainment I have scheduled guest bloggers to write on my blog this month. This week I am excited… Continue reading Special Announcement
A new post has been submitted at “Raised in a Barn” entitled “Laughter on the Stairs” Click here or through the menu. A new post has also been posted on Mandy’s photo page. See Menu Are you following Mandy’s 31 Day Writing Challenge about Waiting on God? See Menu
This post is inspired by a prompt from Reflections of a Mother’s Heart The prompt was “Share about an outing you took with your Mom or Dad” Travel back with me on a trip to Chicago with my Dad. When we went to Chicago, I was a mere 13 years of age so use your… Continue reading A Trip to Chicago
Why can’t cows give twice the milk on Saturday and take Sunday off like it happened with the manna for the Israelites? I asked my dad that once when I was young. If there was one time that I didn’t like coming home to milk the cows it was Sunday afternoon. We would be enjoying… Continue reading Never on a Sunday
Children’s faces were pressed against the glass of the bus windows as we came up over the hill. At first, all you could see was smoke, but then everyone realized that the barn at the Dawson farm was no longer there. It had burned down while we were at school. The Dawson kids, already knew it… Continue reading An Unforgettable Summer
Yes, That is what comes to my mind when I think of Labor Day memories. When I was young, Labor Day was the last day of summer break AND the closing of the county fair, but we’ll save that for another day. At the age of 13, we moved our family farm from Ohio to… Continue reading Corn on the Cobb Slathered with Real Butter
“Is she dead?” the little boy asked. Those were the first words I heard after falling in every direction at the bottom of the hill. I have never been all that athletic and this day was proof of that. I had only decided to go skiing to be with my older sister and cousin.… Continue reading Learning to Ski?
He was big, hairy and scary. And he was coming straight for me. At first, my feet were too heavy to lift up from the ground, my voice was gone as I stood there frozen by fear. This horrible monster had broken free from the milking parlor pit where he had been frozen in ice.… Continue reading Monsters in the Night
Have I ever milked a cow? Have I ever milked a cow? Have I EVER milked a cow? Have I ever MILKED a cow or spent time on a farm?