Jessie is a snack.

Okay, so I don’t really have a farm story for you today, but I read an interesting article online. Now, I can’t watch horror movies. I watched one when I was in high school and I think I looked under my bed and in my closet every night until I turned 35 or so. I’m […]

CJ and TJ

Hello Sweet Readers! TJ: I’m TJ CJ: And I’m CJ. TJ:  And we’re Miss Jessie’s bottle babies. She wrote a lot of words this week and I know she was pretty tired, so we told her that we’d take over her newsletter today. CJ:  She took a picture of us – I’m the cute one […]


Here’s something I wrote about my son a while ago: Julia was reading a book earlier this week, and she told me about it – that the author talked about being “poised.” And I kinda laughed and said, “I guess I need it, too,” because I’m about as clumsy as a person can be. And […]

Who will be in Heaven because of me?

Jessie again with a devotion from earlier this year in the Chat: So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12 I got an email this week from someone who talked about how the Christian themes in my books were a blessing to her and how they’ve […]

An Observation of Sacrifice

I have a little thing I wrote in 2020 at the start of lockdowns and I thought I’d share it again today.  This year as I’ve been reading through my Bible, a couple of phrases have stood out to me—sacrifices of praise, sacrifices of joy, sacrifices of thanksgiving. “Sacrifice” seemed like an odd word to […]

Be Wise

Though he slay me, yet will I trust Him. You all know the story of when God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. Abraham took Isaac and some wood and went and made an altar. He even tied up Isaac and set him on it. Abraham had his hand raised, knife in it, […]


Happy November! Wow. I can’t believe how fast this fall is going by! But, I’m excited for November because so much is going on! Before I talk about all of that, I don’t have a farm story, but I did want to share a little family story. I have a bunch of work to do […]

A Visit with Alexa Verde

So, if you get Alexa’s newsletter, you already know that she invited Julia and me to spend a couple days with her in South Texas last week.  I want to say that Alexa is just as sweet and amazing in person as she is in her newsletter and online. But we did get there when […]

More Like Jesus and Less Like Jessie

From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. I had a rotten week. (Online, my week looked great, but in my “real life” it was a tough one.) Do you remember the man at the pool of […]