Author Archives: Elisabeth Moody

St. Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a holiday I like making a big deal about for the whole family. I want my family to know they are loved, and I seek to teach my children that loving others is a high priority for … Continue reading

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Building Each Other Up

That’s what we do each Sunday. When we gather, when we sing our faith, when we listen to the Word, when we share the bread and cup. We strengthen one another. That’s what we do each day of the week. … Continue reading

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A Self-Motivating Savings Plan–That Works!

This is one of the best things I tried last year, and you should try it too! I didn’t want to blog about it until I had done it myself, and I’m definitely going for it again this year. I … Continue reading

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My Baby Bought Me a Swagger Wagon

That’s right! I’m a “mini-van mom.” I’m well aware that I’m a rolling stereotype, but this new ride is worth it. Our 2004 Buick Rendezvous had been slowly dying for a long while. It wasn’t in great shape when we … Continue reading

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Snowbound

Well, I was hoping for winter, and Portland delivered. It delivered a foot of snow two Wednesdays ago. And the kids loved their first blizzard! When considering moving to Portland, we found that an average Portland winter has about one … Continue reading

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Playtime at Grandma and Grandpa’s

My dad fully embraced his role as Grandpa during our Christmas visit to West Virginia. From the minute we arrived, Dad had an entire playtime schedule planned for the kids. He pulled out classic wooden toys from his childhood and … Continue reading

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Eastern Shore Reunion

After five years since my last visit to the farm, a lot has changed. Now, all of my cousins are married with two kids each, and life with littles is busy (to put it mildly). My aunt and uncle have … Continue reading

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My Happy Place

This is the farm on the eastern shore of Maryland where my mom grew up. In my mind, it will always be “Pop-pop’s Farm,” although my Pop-pop has been gone for over six years. I have many happy memories of … Continue reading

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Small Town. Big Hearts.

I didn’t realize it until I sat down to write this post, that we hadn’t been back to Indiana at Christmastime since we moved away to Arizona! Since my friend’s wedding was near my in-laws, it worked out beautifully that … Continue reading

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My Best Friend’s Wedding

That’s a title I wasn’t sure I’d get to write. But God is faithful, and God is good beyond measure. My best friend, Rebekah, married her Richard on December 17th. And they are lovely together. the happy couple Dr. Pringle … Continue reading

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