The Year of the Snake

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle After Deborah’s snarky and disrespectful post, I’ve laid low, bidding my time, like a snake in the grass, you might say. Many responses have sprung to mind, but I’ve waited to strike. Now, the ancient Chinese calendar has provided...
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Fireworks and Camping

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle I’ve noticed something about our family vacations – we tend to take them after large holiday celebrations. Last New Year’s Eve, we threw a huge party and set off a bunch of great fireworks, then went camping. The day after Halloween –...
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Together Takes Work

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle When I was growing up, every other Christmas our family of nine traveled for three days in a jam-packed van to spend the holidays with my father’s Mississippi family. Along the way, we descended like locusts on faithful family friends in...
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Blessed is She

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle My favorite conversation in the Bible is between two pregnant women.   One is an unmarried, pregnant teenager who shows up one day at her much older, but also pregnant, relative’s house. Something impossible has happened to each woman....
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Family Gathering Survival Tips

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Let’s face it – not every family celebration is full of joy and delight. Getting together can be fraught with tension and hurt, especially this time of year when everybody wants a picture-perfect version of the holidays. Our actual experiences...
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Art in Church

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Sitting through church is hard for 7-year-old boys like my son. Little Rooster rarely sits still even to eat, preferring to move around while chewing. So, long church services are an exercise in self discipline. We attend an orthodox Presbyterian...
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Christmas Book Bag III

by Ruth, a.k.a. Momma Frizzle Earlier this year, I received a written notice from Amazon Prime saying they were suspicious of me.   “Your buying pattern is consistent with third party resellers,” the company accused, before stating their policy on such matters...
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