Wedding Venues—Where’s the Food?

Wedding venues may change, but there must be food, right? Friends and family of the couple joined together to provide a dessert reception to remember. Come on in. The preparation started months before the event. Our daughter-in-law Rachel drew up a list of favorite desserts, everything from pies to cobbler to cakes. Then, her mother Judy and ...

Wedding Reception In My Yard?

Our son and daughter-in-law's wedding reception was held in our yard. And we wouldn't have it any other way! SONJAFOSHEE Photography My husband went into hyperdrive about six months ahead of the event. I said, "Is it necessary?" He looked at me as if I'd just arrived from Mars. "Reception. Here. . . Yes." Those were his words. ...

Suicide, The Word We Don’t Want to Hear

Suicide is the word no one mentions. As though suicide were a disease, we avoid being around those impacted by it. Jean Ann Williams experienced the loss of her son by suicide. We can listen and learn. But listen closely, because the word suicide is whispered. Jean, on your blogsite there is a picture of a chicken yard. ...

Twitter Help? Call Ruth Snyder!

Ruth Snyder is more than a Twitter guru. Let's get to know her. . . Ruth L. Snyder lives in scenic northeastern Alberta, Canada with her husband, Kendall, and five children ages seven to seventeen. She enjoys writing articles, devotionals, short stories, fiction, and non-fiction. Ruth also enjoys teaching Music for Young Children and capturing beauty with ...

Garden Surprises!

Native Flowering Ginger--DHPitts I'm surprised every spring when our flower beds burst with color. Hidden by fall leaves and wintry decay, the garden sleeps. An unspoken command is whispered through the earth, "Quit hiding!" Garden surprises are on their way. First, the Sword, Holly, and Japanese-Painted ferns unfurl tender green shoots. Then, the native ginger plants show ...