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Meeting the Man of my Dreams

Meeting the man that I was to marry on the first day of my first job in Sarasota Florida was not what I was expecting.  I was born in Sarasota Florida, but my parents moved to Dallas Texas when I was just six weeks old.  I lived there most of my life and then moved […]

Faith Tested

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)  I always thought I knew exactly what this meant, until May 25, 2002.  My second son was born on this day and my world as I knew it changed forever.  Because this was our second […]

My Salvation Story

I was not raised in the church.  My parents were not Christians…well, not in the “real” sense of the word.  We were what you would call “CEO Christians”.  We went to church on Christmas, Easter and maybe one other time during the year.  When I was a freshman in high school I had a friend […]

Let’s start at the beginning…

(I want to preface this by saying that this was my reality, right or wrong, at the time.  This is only my perspective and does not include the perspectives of either of my parents or what their reality was.  I love both of my parents and I have a loving relationship and a deep respect […]

A Summer to Remember

This summer will be one to remember always.  It will be the first time that my children get to be with me instead of summer camp.  Let me explain…my children are 10 and 7.  I have worked full time since they were born, but on February 6th of this year, I quit my job to […]

Bubblegum Factory

It is a rainy, cold day in Ohio.  It is nearly eighteen degrees outside.  I am inside watching TV and all of a sudden, the phone rang.  I went over to the phone and picked it up and heard “Congratulations! You are the one hundredth person to watch TV today and you have won a […]

Wedding, Honeymoon, Get Married?

Have Wedding… Check Go on Honeymoon… Check Get married?  For us that came after the Honeymoon!! Our wedding was set for Saturday November 29, 1997.  We had planned everything in advance and was all set, except for the marriage license.  We were taking the week before our wedding day off and planned to get our […]

My Favorite TV Show

written by Jacob, 4th grade Everyone has a favorite TV show.  What is your favorite TV show?  My favorite TV show has over 200 episodes.  My favorite TV show is SpongeBob SquarePants because it is hilarious,  I watch it every day,  and it has over 200 episodes. First,  it is very funny.  For instance,  in […]

My Perfect Summer Vacation

My perfect summer vacation would be on a cruise ship in the Bahama’s!  It would last all summer and the whole thing would only be $150 for cruise and everything else!  It would take you to all 700 islands,  BUT we only get a few hours to stay there because there’s 700 islands to go […]

A Speech by a 4th Grader

As part of the 4th grade curriculum, my son had to write and present a speech all on his own.  This is what he wrote… “I am going to tell you guys a humorous story.  But, before I do, I must ask everyone a question. “Have you ever trapped your parents in your room?” If […]