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Stoney

Don’t Blink

I squeezed Abby tight. She’s normally not much of a hugger, but this day, I just didn’t care. I held her for just a…

FallFestivals

Fall, Festivals, Fun!

All over our great state, leaves are a kaleidoscope of red, orange, yellow and gold. The temps are getting cooler, and fall festivals are…

Jessica

The Dance

Time has a way of wooing those who will dance with it. And it is because of the dance that I’ve begun to embrace…

JessicaSowards

All the Pears

Tonight, my son Ezra ate a pear.   As I stood over the charcoal grill cooking dinner, he sat on the back porch steps…

Gardening

The Growth of a Gardener

My mother has a green thumb. She can grow anything. When I was a kid, she would do things like buy me purple rose…

Stoney

This BIG Little Church

“May the Lord richly bless you and keep you safely in his arms. Shake hands and be friendly. You’re dismissed.” How many times have…

Jessica

The Hopeful Romantic

“… It was in the season that I could not feel the thing, when I came to the place of choosing to love when…

JessicaSowards

My Kids Call It Egg Pie!

I clearly remember the first recipe I ever cooked of my own volition. I’m not talking about opening boxes and mixing cans; I’m talking…

Stoney

The Guy with All the Answers

“Stoney, when was the pocket watch invented?” I shake my head, being brought back into the present with this random question, one of hundreds…