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A Shelter?

Being poor in spirit means letting go of the myth that the more I possess, the happier I’ll be. - Jim Forest Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.     [...]

Granddaughter’s Pie Crust Recipe

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. – Carl Sagan Carl and I didn’t agree on much. But in this area, he was totally right. Without the universe there would be no apple pie. I am [...]

Acrostic Prayers for Grandkids

I don’t recall where I first read this idea, but it is one I certainly want to pass along. Praying for our grandkids is a wonderful legacy that we offer to them.  It is also a great way to connect with them spiritually and emotionally. [...]


Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation. – Henry Ward Beecher

Quote About Grandparents

“What a wonderful contribution our grandmothers and grandfathers can make if they will share some of the rich experiences and their testimonies with their children and grandchildren.” Vaughn Featherstone