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My sister was studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain when our family flew across the Atlantic to visit this country full of flamenco dancers, bull fights, and strange Gaudi architecture. But what I didn’t know is that I would fall head over heels for the national dish:  PAELLA! The first time I had it we were in [...]

Most seniors headed into their freshman year of college are ready for their independence and new experiences.  As they stretch out toward a new beginning, it is comforting and assuring for them to know that the people back home are thinking of them and praying for them. We can do this in many ways, by [...]

Summer comes and we can hardly wait for the lazy days of river floating, picnics in the park, and sleeping under the stars.  Yet, we quickly realize that while these may happen at certain times during June, July, and August, summer is also full of sibling squabbles, too much screen time, and bored children. In [...]

If you are planning to head into the wild wild woods backpacking this summer, use this handy checklist to make sure you have everything essential. I recently did a podcast on The Open Door Sisterhood about why camping and backpacking is good for you and your family.  My husband joined me, who is an avid [...]

Celebrating our child’s hard work through their first twelve grades of school, or years of college, is the priority of graduation season.  While there are many things happening at the end of senior year, the celebration is one element not to be neglected.  I’m a believer in marking milestones.  It is important to stop and [...]

  There’s just something about the islands – full of warm Aloha, lush vegetation, white sandy beaches, graceful hula dancers, jumping dolphins, and towering palm trees.  Hawaii is beautiful no matter where you go, but there is one island that, in my opinion, wears the crown jewel:  Kauai.  Some of the other islands may be [...]

The Davenport, located in Spokane, Washington, is a stunning historic hotel that opened in 1914. In its turn of the century glory, it was known as the most modern hostelry in the United States, boasting air conditioning, a pipe organ, a central vacuum system, housekeeping carts and accordion ballroom doors. This landmark hotel shut down [...]

“You will be one of those people.” She looked at me with serious eyes. I laughed out loud. “What are you talking about?” “No, really,” she re-iterated. “I think one day you will be one of the people on that stage.”  She motioned for me to come and stand at the foot of the black [...]

Some years ago, on Christmas Eve, I sat in front of the Christmas tree with tears streaming down my face.  I wasn’t sad because something terrible had happened, I was sad because I had missed Christmas.  Not intentionally.  It just happened.  Somewhere between making cookies, singing carols at the retirement center, buying gifts, and decorating [...]

I remember being so proud as my dad, dressed up in his suit and tie, walked me up in front of the congregation.  My sparkly dress caught the light of the brass candlesticks as we moved down the aisle. My mom held a bible, marked at Luke 2, and my siblings marched next to me. [...]

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