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It’s Wine Time!

I love wine! I'm so excited to let you know that all this month we'll be celebrating wine. I love to cook and I love to cook with wine. It just makes everything better, richer, fuller, and tastier. This week, we're putting on sale a wine ornament or wall hanging which...

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Waiting for Santa

We are exactly five months away from Christmas! I remember watching the Christmas specials as a kid and hearing the Christmas story about waiting on Santa. I always wrote Santa a letter and left it with a platter of milk and cookies. The Christmas story ended with the...

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Mittens

Every year my husband and I go to craft shows the first Saturday of November. In fact, we'll be working a craft show on that day this year. We go looking for Christmas gifts and little hand made items for around the house. At one show, an older woman sits at her...

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The Stocking

It's Christmas in July! All this months I'll be sharing short stories about Christmas and placing Christmas items on sale. I hope you enjoy this first story and will check out our Christmas items. When I was a young mom, in college, and working in a grocery store to...

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The Hell Hole Called Grace Cathedral

"My dad lived at work mostly, overwhelmed with his life. And Alice and grandmother had not a clue as to how to care for my invalid uncle. I would up at the elementary school playground every day, swinging on the swings, hoping to find peace in swaying back and forth....

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The Fasting Bandwagon

"I began with a water-only fast in January (1978)...During the fast, I read my Bible a lot. I prayed for forgiveness. I got saved every week. I worked on my Pepsi Cola baptism. But the guilt never left me. It had wrapped its ugly tenticles around my heart and infected...

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I Remained a Demon Child

"Time drifted by and I remained a demon child. Devils flew out of me every Friday night and by Saturday morning they had returned, sneaking past my mother to invade my soul before breakfast." A quote from Demon Child to Child of God. Available right here. This is the...

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Near Sighted Turned Into Blindness

"He controlled us with fear, and my new spectacles gave him the perfect opportunity to keep my parents and me under his complete and total control." To find out what I'm talking about order Demon Child to Child of God right here! Until next week, Blessings,...

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My New Book

For the next several weeks I'm going to be posting quotes from my new book "Demon Child to Child of God." I hope you'll check the book out. It's available right here on my website. "My mother and father attended a church called Grace Cathedral, which later was renamed...

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Introducing My New Book

I'm so excited to start the pre-sale of "Demon Child to Child of God." This is the story of being born and raised in a cult and how I escaped from it. I poured my heart and soul into the pages of this book in a way I've never done before. If you or a loved one is in a...

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Spring Has Finally Arrived

I'm finally able to get into my garden to get it cleaned up. I'm so excited and hopeful to be able to start planting next weekend. It's my Mother's Day gift to myself. We have a container garden made of old milk crates. We line them with landscaping fabric and fill...

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It’s Green Again

It's been a long, hard winter. It's so nice to see the grass is, finally, lush and green again. A little over a year ago I picked up a friend from the airport. I asked him what he thought of the Cleveland skyline as he flew in? He said, "Everything seems so barren." I...

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The Red Mitten

I keep dreaming of getting out in my garden, getting it cleaned up, and ready for planting. However, when I have to put my red mittens on just to go out and about I realize all I can do is keep dreaming. I keep my red mittens in my desk drawer ready to worn at a...

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April Showers bring May Flowers

Spring brings new and exciting things. The crocus' have been in bloom for a couple of weeks and the daffodils and tulips are on their way. It's time to pull out the wheel barrow and clean up the garden to get it ready for the harvest which lies ahead. We've added a...

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Hoping You Had a Blessed Easter

This past Easter was one of the best we've ever had. We had a total of twenty-three people come through the house for either breakfast or dinner. Some we hadn't seen in a long time--others we met for the first time. We had three couples and their children. All three...

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