- 1:02 pm Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 by Staff Writer
Happy Happy Spring!
Or, as much of North America is experiencing, happy happy Snow?! What a weird and wild turning of the seasons. Folks on the “right” side of the country are experiencing their FOURTH Nor’easter! These bring cold temps, colder wind, and snow, sleet, and rain. What can I say except, I’m so sorry?!
On the much milder “left” side, specifically in the Pacific Northwest, the grass is greening, flowers are blooming, and the goats are kidding…
Seriously, I’m NOT kidding! We have seven new-born baby goats (kids) with more on the way! They are soooo cute when babies, snugly and loving. [More]
- 5:48 pm Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 by Staff Writer
I recently had the honor and privilege of officiating at a group renewal of vows ceremony. As I stood at the podium and looked out at the 40 couples who had excitedly come to declare their faith in one another and their futures I was so very moved. Love never fails.
I’m going to share a few of the words I chose for the ceremony in hopes that you can take them to heart and apply them to your relationships.
It works in every relationship you may have. With your partner, your children, your parents, your friends and colleagues…
There is an ancient [More]
- 10:33 am Friday, March 9th, 2018 by Staff Writer
How many of you are fans of podcasts? What a great medium. A podcast is like a broadcast, but contained, so you can listen when you like.
Within the last year or so, I’ve branched out into this medium. I call my podcasts, Conversations with Delilah, and they are just that!
Unlike my radio program, where I’m limited, quite limited, as to how much time I can spend on the air with someone, my podcast platform allows me to discuss a topic or talk with an artist, author, etc., for as long as there are interesting things to be said.
I have had [More]
- 2:00 pm Friday, March 2nd, 2018 by Staff Writer
Recently I was gifted the most remarkable thing; a portrait of my son, Zachariah.
There is a man, by the name of Michael G. Reagan, an internationally recognized artist who has an amazing heart and an amazing talent. I heard of Michael’s work some years ago; he’s drawn over 4500 portraits of fallen soldiers and given them to surviving family members free of charge.
He has also provided portraits of children lost to senseless violence in schools, including all victims of Columbine, Sandy Hook, and the many other horrific shootings. He is working currently on the most recent victims in Florida.
Michael lives [More]
- 12:01 pm Friday, February 23rd, 2018 by Staff Writer
Oh my, I feel so blessed!
The number of you that wished me a happy birthday was overwhelming! Thank you, dear friends.
When I first met my husband we soon found out we shared a birthday. Every year since, we THINK we are going to be able to sneak away and celebrate in some romantic and profound way… ha ha ha!
While we were able to get to a lovely big nursery and picked up a large variety of fruit trees for the farm, along with flats of primrose to bring a little color to paths and plantings, this year our ‘romantic’ dinner [More]
- 12:17 pm Thursday, February 15th, 2018 by Staff Writer
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Or, as I like to call it, Happy Day-Before-My-Birthday Day! Had I arrived but one day earlier, you would all hear, “You’re listening to Valerie” when tuning in to my radio show. True story. My parents were set on it.
The day and the evening passed however, and I stubbornly stayed put. After all by hanging out for just a few more hours and making my arrival on the 15th, I still got heart decorations for every birthday through the age of 18, but managed to escape the naming. How Delilah was chosen instead is still a mystery.
Apparently one [More]
- 1:34 pm Thursday, February 8th, 2018 by Staff Writer
Last weekend I packed up the kids, the sleds, the games, the gloves, the hats, and the mittens… and headed for the hills in search of snow.
Between a beautiful cabin and a wide roaring creek, just outside one of the most picturesque towns on the map, we found some.
We also found grins and giggles, rosy cheeks, whoops of laughter, hot chocolate, board games, tall tales, snuggle bunnies, family time, and more than a few tears.
Zack loved the snow. Winter was his favorite season and snow-boarding was something he looked forward to all spring, summer, and fall. Here we were with [More]
- 11:27 am Friday, February 2nd, 2018 by Staff Writer
Last weekend I attended my first ever “Gender Reveal” gathering, for none-other than my daughter, Shaylah.
Only the doctor and one other person, who had been handed THE ENVELOPE knew the gender of her baby, God-son Ryan. Ryan had been entrusted with the secret so that he could acquire the appropriate colored smoke bombs that would give us the nod as to which aisle to head to when picking out cute little onsies, booties, blankies, and all the other ‘ies’ babies need.
Yes, with all the gender-neutrality discussions going on, this type of activity might not be very politically correct right now, [More]
- 5:59 pm Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 by Staff Writer
I’ve enjoyed the frost, I’ve enjoyed the snow, I’ve enjoyed the dry, cold days, and I’ve even enjoyed (to a degree) the rain, because I know it is oh-so-necessary for our emerald vistas, but… I’m done.
Bring on spring.
Bring on daffodils.
Bring on Lenten roses…
I’m ready. Ready for longer days and rays of sunshine that burst forth from banks of dark clouds.
Ready for greening pastures.
Ready for light jackets and sunglasses.
What? That’s being impatient? Ok, Ok, bring on February then!
Give me hearts, and flowers, and birthdays (mine!) and LOVE! Give me pinks and reds and whites. Give me chocolates and tulips, and maybe [More]
- 2:01 pm Monday, January 22nd, 2018 by Staff Writer
While much of the country has experienced some very horrific weather conditions of late (prayers for all of you!), here at the farm it’s been practically balmy!
I’ve been keeping busy with all the new critters, Zafari the zebra, Peek-A-Boo the pup, and Luna the new ‘lil kitty! You might have seen my Facebook ‘Live’ post on Monday about how tame Zafari is… My horse trainer, Alhassan, was able to ride him! Last week we put Zena and he in the same stall and it went pretty well. So much progress!
In other areas of distraction, I found out it was possible [More]