My daughter and I recently had the delight of reading Mary’s First Thanksgiving, a picture book Kathy-jo Wargin.
In this book Wargin tells a story about a young girl named Mary and her family’s first Thanksgiving as American colonists in the early 1800’s.
Based on historical events, this sweet story draws from a speech that Daniel Webster gave in 1820 at the bicentennial celebration of the Pilgrims’ landing at Plymouth Rock.
According to Wargin’s book a banquet followed Webster’s speech and, per his request, five kernels of
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From the cozy warmth of my living room I stared outside in amazement. October 23 and it was snowing. SNOWING!
Even as I write this I can hear a collective groan from my fellow Michiganders. But not me! As I sat and watched the season spit its first fat flakes, my heart pranced giddy.
I love the snow. I love the cold. I love the winters we get here in Michigan, full of icicles, mittens, rosy cheeks, roaring fires, and hot chocolate.
“The only reason you love the
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This Spetember marks a very exciting milestone in my writing life, the date of my first blog post.
I must say this year and this blog, have meant so much to me…literally…nothing short of a miracle.
As I look back, I have no doubt that God planted this task/goal/dream of writing a weekly blog in my heart to teach me about His ways and His love. These weekly writings have changed my life. I have fallen in love with writing and I have fallen in love with Him all over again. He’s written me a
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Today I took my girls swimming for the FIRST time this summer.
Yes, you read that correctly. Here it is, August, and I’m just now getting my girls, and their super-cute swimsuits, into a pool.
Believe me; I am experiencing serious mom-guilt over this. At the beginning of June I promised myself that I would give my girls plenty of opportunities to swim this summer, but somehow we made it to August without the wrinkly toes and tan lines that serve as a badge of honor on
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