Category Archives: God’s Grace/Encouragement

2nd Biggest News in 8 Years

The first biggest news was our house.  🙂  Now, Steve has a job!!!!!!  A real job, a good one with great possibilities. It is still going to be a challenge, but we are very grateful we are at the point … Continue reading

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What Causes Depression, Part 2

19 years ago our baby had growth problems from an unknown physical ailment (which was found a year later). But the doctor in that city at that time could not find a reason for our son’s lack of growth.  So … Continue reading

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What Causes Depression?

A few years ago, I told you a story about when Nathan was a baby:  http://www.blackhillspicturebooks.com/2014/11/13/amazing-true-story/ Then I got to thinking what that story had in common with some things I went through a number of years ago…. Apparently, many … Continue reading

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Getting through Grief

One day when our daughter Sarah, who has spina bifida, was very young, we took her to see her orthopedist.  He explained that with the level of her lesion, it would be impossible for her to walk without major assistance. … Continue reading

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Guest Post–The Crock Pot Method

Guest post by a friend of mine The Crock Pot Method of Sharing Ideas with Others I really love these ideas!  And it could apply to much more than just mold illness or MCS. My friend writes: I’ve been discouraged … Continue reading

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A Great Surprise

  We’d been camping for two months for my health. Someone had given us an old RV (somewhat offgassed but not moldy!  🙂 ) in addition to my aluminum camper (which was not big enough for all five of us). … Continue reading

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ONE YEAR in the Low-Tox House

Wow, what a year!!! It’s been amazing to feel safe from pollution, gain strength, lose symptoms, help around the house, feel safe, spend much more time with the kids. Did I mention feeling safe? 🙂 The last couple months, my peaks and … Continue reading

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My Other Grandma & Grandpa’s House

I am so thankful for two sets of wonderful grandparents. Some people don’t even have one. 🙁  For those, I hope they find neighbors or friends to “adopt” as grandparents.   “Grandma & Grandpa’s House, 2” The sunlight makes a … Continue reading

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Grandma & Grandpa’s House

This is a two-part series—one post for each set of my grandparents. They all lived here in the Black Hills. That’s how we knew about the semi-arid climate & fresh air so could put this place on our list of … Continue reading

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Before the Hard Journey

She stood lonely and cold and shivering, the wind whipping her hair.  She turned her face away from the wind, but she could not escape the chill, the gray, and most horribly, the loneliness.  The empty, bleak moor contained only … Continue reading

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