Category Archives: Family Stuff

FULLFILMENT

Like many of you, I do a lot of my Christmas shopping on Amazon. Last year, a few days before Christmas, I realized there was one gift that hadn’t arrived yet. When  I checked I discovered that it hadn’t even … Continue reading

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SAVED CHICKEN

A few months ago my family stopped for lunch at a little small-town diner while traveling home from visiting my parents. The menu was endlessly entertaining because of the outrageous number of spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. We started counting and then … Continue reading

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MEMORIAL DAY

In honor of Memorial Day (today only – May 30 2016), I’d like to give you guys a free download of “Mrs. Taylor” from my CD “Act of Surrender.” **NOTE: this free MP3 is no longer available** “Mrs. Taylor” is not really … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

It’s Christmas! And the day has been crazy and funny and awkward and beautiful . . . and now, as the sun has set and the stars are coming out, you sit with a cup of cocoa and reflect on … Continue reading

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ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID'S CITY (from Peace On Earth)

I suppose there’s a reason that I’ve never recorded any non-religious holiday songs; even though I love “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (etc.), I guess I’m mostly drawn to songs that speak to … Continue reading

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MAKING A LIST, CHECKING IT TWICE

Julie: “Can you pick up some cream cheese for my Alfredo sauce recipe?” Me: “Sure. Need anything else?” Julie: “Well . . . we could use some salad veggies. And fruit. Maybe ice cream?” Me: “Okay, I’d better make a note.” … Continue reading

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MY LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH FALL

I love fall. The cool temperatures, the autumn colors, the rain (yes, I actually enjoy being outside in the rain). But in truth, I have a love-hate relationship with this time of year. I was in my yard on Friday … Continue reading

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SIN COSTS

At the Riggan Ranch we have ten baby lambs right now, all just a few weeks old. It’s always entertaining watching them scamper around the pasture – never getting far from their mothers, of course. Throughout the Old Testament, God’s … Continue reading

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RIGGAN RANCH – THERE'S A GOAT ON YOUR BACK!

My daughter Emily’s goats have had seven babies this Spring, and one of them has become particularly attached to her…

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PUPPIES, TOADS AND LEARNING THE HARD WAY

My son’s black lab, Blackberry, recently had 11 puppies. I remember when she was a puppy herself, and Josiah was teaching her to do things like fetch and sit. At that age, there was always something new to learn. One night, … Continue reading

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