How We Encourage Each Other

by Emily ConradShe and I hadn’t seen each other for about twenty years, and yet there was something very important I needed to tell her: she made a difference in my life.If you follow me on social media, you may have seen that I wrote my 8th grade English teacher...

Raking Up Fallen Attitudes

by Emily ConradThe old maple in our front yard puts on quite a show in fall, but it does so early. While other trees remain green, ours has been dropping orange and red and yellow leaves since August.My sister complimented us on having done some raking when she...

The Living Room of Peace and Joy

by Emily ConradI have an entire room in my house that went unused for the first four months we lived here: the living room.Water had damaged the ceiling of the room, so we had to fix the cause, then fix the damage, then paint the walls. Other, less intimidating...

In Case of Emergency

I’m shopping for new identification tags for my dogs since their old ones have our current address on them. There are lots of cute options:”Have your people call my people.””If you can read this, I’ve escaped.””Couch...

The Value of Writing Out Passages

 I am making some bookmarks for the girls who attend the Bible study I lead. Since we’ve been studying the book of John for months now, I opted to write out a verse or two from the book on the blank side of each bookmark.To start, I flipped open my Bible to...