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It’s Lent and I am Grumpy

by Erin Wallace

It’s lent and I am grumpy. I’ve learned that without sweets and fast food, I turn into a grumpy beast, especially when my husband brings home extra chocolaty, filled with the sweetest, creamiest cream long johns after a visit to McAuliffe’s (I’m looking at you, Tim Wallace, yes, you). Even when I have Sunday feast […]

Ripple Effects

by Erin Wallace

Yesterday, William, my now ten-year-old son, told me something that stopped me in my tracks, cut me to the quick, and really convicted me about how important my role in his life is.  During home group on Monday, he came out of his hiding spot and sat in while we were talking.  He had his […]

When you are single on Valentines Day

by Erin Wallace

Today I’d like to take the opportunity to address my single friends.  Yesterday was a day that many single people look to with dread; I know this as I dreaded it for 31 years.  It wasn’t until I was 31 that I met Tim, and before that I had dated a total of 5 people, […]

What Christmas is all about

by Erin Wallace

The other day I was watching William as he was looking out our front window at the neighbor’s house.  They have one of those projector light systems and the lights were slowly swirling and changing.  William’s eyes were filled with wonder and he said that it was mesmerizing.  Everywhere we go, his eyes light up […]

Who Should I Vote For?

by Erin Wallace

In a week, we will have a new president, whether we like it or not.  I’m just going to say it: I don’t like my candidate or the other party’s candidate.  To say that this election season has been fraught with scandal and ugliness and has left voters untethered is an understatement.  People are saying […]

New Grandparents in the Congregation

by Erin Wallace

You know those surreal experiences in life that you can’t quite wrap your head around?  Like when you realized that you were and adult and had to get a job or actually married or pregnant or looked at your baby for the first time?  Moments in your life, that while they might be amazing, just […]

Your Greatest Priority

by Erin Wallace

So it’s back to work after a full 7 days in sunny Florida. Florida was wonderful; in the 80s with a nice breeze, palm trees, nice, southern hospitality, and all the grits anyone could eat. And the parks were so much fun! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was brilliant and William, who has an […]

What do you have a childlike enthusiasm for?

by vineya22_wp

I’m getting pretty excited because a week from now, I will be at the one place that I’ve wanted to visit for YEARS, Hogwarts!  You might not know this about me, but I am a huge Harry Potter geek.  I’m a Hufflepuff, and I’ve sorted every member of my family in to their houses and […]

Busy, Busy, Busy…

by Erin Wallace

It’s a busy time here at the church!  Last week was spent in preparation for the Women’s Retreat, which was just wonderful, and this week is a flurry of pancake breakfast related activity.  From getting signs printed to designing and distributing fliers to figuring out the best pancake recipe to use, we have been focused […]

The Book of Eli

by vineya22_wp

If you haven’t seen The Book of Eli and you plan to, you might not want to read ahead as I’m going to spoil the entire movie.  I don’t normally watch movies that contain a lot of violence, and if you don’t either, The Book of Eli might not be for you.  But it’s a […]