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SethHaines

What is a Mother?

Seth wrote this essay to promote the book, The Mother Letters: Sharing the Laughter, Joy, Struggles, and Hope, that he co-created with his wife,…

Crusadingcousins

Crusading Cousins

First cousins Jennifer Barker and Brittany Hodak, only ten months apart in age, grew up in Roland, Oklahoma, a border town six miles from…

Jessica

Homegrown

Back in February, when there was still a threat of frost, my eldest son Jackson and I turned the dirt in the raised garden…

Doc

Doc 2016

April 30 is Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. In honor of that, we decided to re-share this story we originally published in January 2014, that…

JessicaSowards

Praise God for Goats

My youngest son, Benjamin, just turned one. His wrists still have the chubbiness of a baby and the little dimples on his pudgy hands…

BladeRunners

Never Say Never

Battle With the Blades 2016   The surface of the earth covers about 197 million miles. Seventy-one percent of that is water, the other…

JessicaSowards

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Dear Readers,   I’d like to tell you a story.   One gray and overcast day around the first of January, I stood in…