Category Archives: Family life

Slow Cooking: A Magical Transformation

It could be because it is winter. It could be because whatever is “old” is now “new.” Or it could be because cookbook writers and others have been singing the praises of the humble crock pot for the past several … Continue reading

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On Writing and Fall

The daylight hours grow shorter and the temperatures turn cooler, announcing fall’s arrival. Every year I ask myself, where did September go? This year is no exception. It’s been awhile since I have written about THE BOOK so I thought … Continue reading

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A Tribute To My Grandma

Doris Elizabeth Smith, October 19, 1922-June 24, 2016 A little over a week ago I received an early-morning text from my mom informing me that Grandma passed. My mom and dad were headed to the airport when they received the … Continue reading

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In Celebration of Marriage

“Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land….Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.”  Proverbs 31: 23, 28 It’s not everyday that … Continue reading

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Gratitude 2014

Last Saturday found our family piled into a rental car and headed to Indiana for a week of college visits as well as spending time with family. Sunday after church, Brad, Jake, and I headed to the Chicago area for … Continue reading

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Rituals: Snicky-Snack Sundays

Before moving to Stony Brook, another favorite mealtime ritual for our family was “Snicky-Snack Sundays.” I think Anna was the one to coin this term. Growing up in a home where my dad often preached or taught on Sundays, our … Continue reading

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Rituals: Homemade Pizza Night

In a few moments I will head to the kitchen to begin making pizza dough. I will pull out my large Tupperware bowl as well as the flour, the yeast, the salt, the sugar, and the olive oil. With little … Continue reading

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