Mary, did you know?

"Mary Did You Know?If you have not watched this video, please do... it is moving.I often think to myself as I listen to the lyrics, what was she sure of? We know from scripture, "The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not [...]

By |December 24th, 2012|All About Jesus, Blog, Parenting|0 Comments

Merry Christmas from the Tolpins!

Merry Christmas We as a family want to wish you a very Merry Christmas! It has been seven years since we sent out a Christmas “letter.” Since so much has changed in our lives this year, I thought I would give ya’ll a Bullet Point Update! ~ Ethan (2.5 yrs) is so much fun and I’m a sucker for those cute little dimples! One of my favorite Ethan phrases is, “I hoooold you!” But nothing [...]

By |December 20th, 2012|Blog, Scrapbook|2 Comments

The Legacy of the Lonesome Mother

If you haven't read the post on The Lonesome Mother in the series we are doing on community here this month, I highly encourage you to take a moment to do so. The Legacy of the Lonesome Mother We all know the saying, "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy." Isn't safe to say that if a mother is struggling with feeling alone, that one or some of her children may also be? As we [...]

By |December 7th, 2012|Blog, Community, Friendship|3 Comments

The Lonesome Mother

Lonesome and forlorn she stood at the counter elbow deep in warm dish water, on the verge of weeping. Not certain as to what was bothering her she prayed for the Lord to meet her.  After praying, she felt a little better... she had a little more self-control over her overwhelming urge to cry. Later in the day she rested as the little ones napped, she woke before they did and disciplined herself to read [...]

By |December 4th, 2012|Blog, Community|2 Comments