Potpourri

cute.

Amelia (the last baby of eleven) “Mama, I’m so glad you had more children…” Me: So you’d have lots of people to play with and lots of people to take care of you?” She nodded, yes, and gave me a hug. I think she’d forgotten that she’d told me...
Potpourri

O give thanks…

Give thanks unto the Lord for He is good. His mercy endures forever. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at  The Welcome Home. God bless you ♥...
Family Gardening In the Kitchen Recipes

Autumn’s ushering in Winter

It’s sure chilly-chilly here tonight!!  The forecast even includes snow!  Suddenly it seems to be just fine to give up wishing for warmer days and working in the garden for the year — for now, baking season is here!   And around our home it’s time for “special requests.”  By...
Devotionals Potpourri

stuck like glue…

I read a letter from a dear sister and at the end of her letter she enclosed a quote:   “Self-pity is like super glue from hell that keeps us stuck to the past.”   (Love & Thank you, Jenny) As I’ve worked in our home today I’ve been mulling this...
Essays Potpourri

If we had to leave in a hurry…

I’ve been thinking of this a little bit lately… what if we had to leave our home in a hurry.  No, not because of an impending flood, but for some other reason entirely. For a little background, I guess I ought to say that we’re not all set up...
Devotionals

Thinking Thankfully

I know you might be snickering at that title — as if it were written:  “[She’s] Thinking. Thankfully!”  Well, I am working diligently at really t-h-i-n-k-i-n-g before I write, t-h-i-n-k-i-n-g before I speak and even t-h-i-n-k-i-n-g before I think on things.  If I’ve learned nothing else in the past...
Parenting Political stuff Society

Understanding the times…

This book is an invaluable resource: The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian. A powerful book....
CSA in the news NewsDuJour

Thank you, Shiva

News DuJour:  Amazon delisted that item… I meant to get this out early this morning. Time constraints. Dontcha know. Hello Pamela, This book is no longer available for sale. Thank you for your recent inquiry. Did I solve your problem? If yes, please click here: [address removed] If no,...
Of special concern Parenting

Amazon

I very rarely promote store boycotts or product-boycotts  — mostly bcz I couldn’t possibly keep on top of who sells what and where egregiously offensive materials, products, etc., etc., are sold and bcz of the huge impracticality of such boycotts.  But sometimes something is brought to my attention that...
Devotionals Homemaking Internet Addiction Planner

for the woman in the mirror

Facing the woman in the mirror…  and getting her to do what she ought:  O,  what a challenge, sometimes!!  I know this.  I know this painfully well. And so… I want to share with you some things you might do to help the woman in the mirror. Don’t “muddle”...