From the books cover: As a little girl Chrystal had big dreams for her some-day family, only to be heartbroken as an adult to discover that miscarriage and pregnancy loss are all to real. Journey with Chrystal as she walks through the stages of loss, grief and heartbreak as she shares her personal story of… Read More Choosing Joy
We don’t find random deer legs in the driveway on a regular basis. That was just once. That once was yesterday. We do, though, seem to have random things happen to us on a regular basis. For example, we babysat a racing pigeon last year. In a box in our living room. He was in the backyard… Read More We found a deer foot in the driveway. Because this stuff happens to us. On a regular basis.
Right now at The Parsonage I’m listening to this song much louder than my children appreciate. Repeatedly. My daughter has been on the phone all morning with someone who is much smarter than me at Chemistry, because I have NOT A CLUE how to balance chemical equations (and who cares anyway?) and so far we’ve gone… Read More Real Life at The Parsonage
“When we invite friends for a meal, we do much more than offer them food for their bodies. We offer friendship, fellowship, good conversation, intimacy, and closeness. When we say: “Help yourself … take some more … don’t be shy … have another glass,” we offer our guests not only our food and our drink… Read More Words
I was the kind of kid who knew what she wanted out of life. Big House, husband, amazing marriage, four kids-two girls and twin boys specifically. As I grew so did my dreams…a house full of kids, those whom my own brought home from school, from church, from the neighborhood was among the top of… Read More Our Story-Choosing Joy After Grief
If you’re reading this….Yay for us! Yay for you! That means our site has gone live. That means we get to share our life with you. There are so many times we look at each other and simply ask “How did we get here?” Really, we can’t make this stuff up.