What a Wonder at the Window: Santa’s Gift to the Nature Lover

By: Martianne Stanger “Come! Come!” called the excited cries of a child, beckoning us to the window where feathered friends had finally found and started to use the Wild Birds of Joy window birdfeeder that one of my children got for Christmas. Thereupon, so many giggles and grins ensued as we witnessed what we imagined … More What a Wonder at the Window: Santa’s Gift to the Nature Lover

Let Your Child’s Latest Passion Prompt Time Together 

By: Martianne Stanger  Helmet on. Excitement stoked. New obstacles ready to be conquered.  Love, caution, yet encouragement pouring out.  This has been my husband. “You did it!”  This has been me shouting out about my son’s victory while snapping photos of his bike and skateboard exploits.  Honestly, I never thought I’d be one to hang at skate … More Let Your Child’s Latest Passion Prompt Time Together 

Why Would You Go to a Funeral of Someone You Never Knew in Life

By: Martianne Stanger This past year, my children and I did an odd thing: We went to the funeral of someone we never knew when she was living. Being 2020, it was just a quick, socially-distant, outside, graveside service. In fact, it took us longer to get to than it did to honor and pray … More Why Would You Go to a Funeral of Someone You Never Knew in Life