Sherry

Women are like engineers; if there’s one thing they love, it’s changing things! Actually, I like to think of myself as a “domestic engineer,” don’t you? I mean, doing this job of running a home well takes more than a little bit of thought and expertise. And decorating is no exception. Now, I know that […]

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I usually reserve my library books online and then drop by to pick them up. But recently I had a little bit of time on my hands and decided to browse the shelves. The recipe book section is one of my favorites, so I meandered over and began to scan the spines for something interesting. […]

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There are many good things, such as food, that can be used for all of the wrong reasons. The Internet is one of these good, but often misused, things. If one does not exercise self discipline, it can become a catalyst for self-destruction. However, if one has a life outside of the Net, and if […]

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My kids are creatives; they are constantly looking at the elements in their lives in terms of “possibilities,” not practicalities. My oldest daughter was the first in a long line of these. Anything I gave to her, from a digital wrist watch to an old, working, stereo, she pulled apart to examine. We know better […]

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If there is one thing my girls have always enjoyed, it is paper dolls! With 11 girls who were spaced over a period of three decades, we have had quite a collection of them.We have wooden ones, wooden and cloth ones, and, of course, a whole binder filled with paper ones, including historic and princess. […]

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This is me shopping, or banking, or at church: I am having a fine conversation with a dear lady; we are discussing the weather or the Lord or any number of things, until she finds out that I have 15 children and I am homeschooling. Then things close down, shut off, and she tunes out. […]

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There are many virtuous women left in this dark world, candles burning brightly, fighting their own quiet “culture war” by making their homes havens, appreciating and cultivating beauty, and being chaste, loyal, and others-centered. Some may label all of these traits as “illness,” except for the people they love and serve everyday. The family members […]

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One of our sons just turned the ripe old age of 20, and do you know how he celebrated? He super-cleaned his room. Yep, this is the guy who put his clothes on inside-out and backwards until he was 18. This is the guy who didn’t change his socks for weeks (can I say pewwwweee!?). […]

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