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Marriage Versus the Power of Cheese

It was my birthday. That's why I was more than slightly perturbed. Well, technically it wasn't really my birthday, but it was the day Todd and I had decided to celebrate my birthday, the day Todd had christened "Becky Ramsey's Big Day So Becky Gets to Pick Everything and I Say Yes to It No [...]

September 21st, 2017|2 Comments

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Taking Baby to College … and the Dark Secret of Parenting

This is the little boy we took to college two weeks ago. See, he's all packed up. Our baby. In the big city of Chicago. Fourteen hours away by car. Where he knew no one. During our road trip up there, I rediscovered that people handle stressful situations very differently. Very surprisingly, even when they've [...]

September 15th, 2017|Personal Blog|10 Comments

Pilgrim Steps: Need a Retreat? The Crazy Place Jesus Picked

What comes to mind when you think of retreat? On our second touring day in Israel, we went to the place Jesus chose for retreat. Caesarea Philippi was the chief city twenty five miles or so north of the Sea of Galilee, into the Golan Heights, near the source of the Jordan River. Why would [...]

May 12th, 2017|Personal Blog|0 Comments

Pilgrim Steps: Hungry? How’s About a Snack?

I was planning to blog tonight about a heavier subject- about the fascinating/weird place Jesus took the disciples on retreat and what it had to do with the famous question he asked Peter. So why is my featured photo one of a street bread cart in Jerusalem? You can blame Rosie. Rosie is our new [...]

May 11th, 2017|Personal Blog|0 Comments

Pilgrim Steps: Hanging Out in Nazareth and Sepphoris

Look! Traveling Baby Jesus found his mama! Boy, did he ever. During our first day of our pilgrimage in Israel, we hung out with a whole legion of Marys in his hometown, Nazareth. (Hang with me and you'll see what I mean.) But first we did a tour of the town where he and Joseph [...]

May 6th, 2017|Personal Blog|0 Comments

What Does a Pilgrimage Look Like?

I had no idea what a pilgrimage looked like. I'd never been on one before, unless you count my pilgrimage a couple years ago to Mood - the mother of all hip fabric stores- the one made famous by the television show, Project Runway, in New York City. But a HOLY pilgrimage? A pilgrimage to the [...]

May 2nd, 2017|Personal Blog|2 Comments

What’s So Great About Meals on Wheels? Jerry!

This week I'm sharing posts I wrote years ago about the people I got to know and love through Meals on Wheels. Today, meet my friend Jerry. Jerry’s waited for me on his back porch every other Wednesday for nearly five years now, so I know exactly what to expect from him. He’ll be dressed [...]

March 30th, 2017|Personal Blog|2 Comments