Archive | December, 2012

Merry Christmas!

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“Christmas at our house is the best time of year!” It is a time of bright sunlight on glistening snow, of glowing candles, of scrum-dilly-licious treats, of making special things for special people, of peaceful serenity, of excited anticipation, of family reunions and singing and caroling and remembering. For most of us, it has never […]

Continuing a Christmas Tradition . . .

. . . decorating Christmas cookies! For as long as I can remember, we’ve decorated sugar cookies (with as much detail as possible!) at Christmastime as a family. It’s loads of fun, and it  never ceases to amaze me that the creativity of one year seems to always surpass the creativity of the year before!

Preparing to Celebrate!

Christmas ribbon!

The birth of Christ is such a joyous cause of celebration! Here at HQ we are having a great time getting ready for the Christmas Conference. I thought you might enjoy seeing some pictures of the decorating process around here and shots from a couple outstanding Christmas Concerts at Moody Church.

Spreading Christmas Cheer

The Gift Shoppe, one of thirteen restored cabins.

Over the two weekends after Thanksgiving, Fort New Salem put on a “living history” event that we really enjoyed. It was called “Spirit of Christmas in the Mountains” a good name for an event that brings back to life what Christmas in West Virginia looked and felt like long ago. Among the variety of other […] Website Launch

Our family has been very blessed by the ministry of the Institute in Basic Life Principles. Today they launched a new website at! Robert and his web development company, Abundant Designs, have been instrumental in designing and developing the new website. Enjoy!