National Adoption Month:: Learning to be Human

November is National Adoption Month here in the states, so to celebrate I think we should all go out and adopt a child.  Just kidding, that would take months and months.  I mean, adopting a child is a little more complicated than picking up a kitten at the humane society.  But wouldn’t it be lovelyContinue reading “National Adoption Month:: Learning to be Human”

True Confessions Friday:: My niece’s naughty behavior cracks me up.

Not all the time, mind you.  Just when there’s someone else (like my mom) who can point her towards the path of good behavior.  But even then, I can see my mom trying to hold in her laughter.  Of course, there are times when composure is just not possible. For instance, my 2.5 year-old nieceContinue reading “True Confessions Friday:: My niece’s naughty behavior cracks me up.”

Yard Sales:: Other People’s Treasures

Today is the yearly Emmaus Community Yard Sale, which means if you can have a yard sale in our borough for FREE.  Normally, Emmaus residents are required to get a $5 yard sale permit from the borough.  I have a sneaky suspicsion that many residents hold “illegal” yard sales other days of the year, andContinue reading “Yard Sales:: Other People’s Treasures”

Tears In My Potato Salad

I still contend that my grandmother was one of the best cooks that the world as ever seen, especially when it came to picnic food and desserts. Until my own venture into making potato salad yesterday and today (it was a two day event), I didn’t realize how hard she worked. And, really, all IContinue reading “Tears In My Potato Salad”

Slow Fade

Casting Crowns just released a music video for “Slow Fade” one of their songs off their latest album The Altar and the Door.  I previously blogged about this song, but I’m gonna repost part of that entry after the video.  Below is the dramatic “Slow Fade” video… From Jan. 8, 2008’s entry, “It’s a SlowContinue reading “Slow Fade”

Update:: Pray for Steven Curtis Chapman & Family

In Memory of 5 year-old Maria Chapman As you read this, please remember recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and the rest of your family in your prayers. According to a statement on Steven Curtis Chapman’s website, “At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Thursday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 yearsContinue reading “Update:: Pray for Steven Curtis Chapman & Family”

Review: We Need Each Other by Sanctus Real

  Album Released 2.18.08 By Amy Sondova Sanctus Real’s fourth album, We Need Each Other, is a voice crying in the wilderness of a society full of disconnectedness and despair. Focusing on the themes of community, unity, family, and wholeness, the songs on the album don’t seek to mend fences. Rather, Sanctus Real is rippingContinue reading “Review: We Need Each Other by Sanctus Real”

Slow Fade When You Give Yourself Away

Photo Credit: Dan Phillips At the beginning of November, I had the pleasure of attending Casting Crowns current tour, The Altar and the Door (based on their latest album by the same title). The tour also includes Leeland and John Waller. I had listened to the new album a few times before I saw theContinue reading “Slow Fade When You Give Yourself Away”

Our Motley Christmas Photos

Here I am with the ridiculous inflatable Nativity at my mom’s house.   This was during the episode where her dog, Clifford ran away.  Everyone’s gotta take time out of a good dog chase for a picture or two. Mary Ellen, Me, Sarah, and Maddy looking oh-so-sexy. “Ryan Evans” from our High School Musical wrappingContinue reading “Our Motley Christmas Photos”