Little Lessons on the Prairie

When my girl Raegan started Kindergarten, we began a Monday night tradition. Little House on the Prairie became a special part of our family time. An episode would play and then we would pick it apart, finding the lessons of God's grace for us. We found ourselves relating to the stories, challenging each other to…

Season One – "Christmas At Plum Creek"

Every Christmas we watch the two Little House Christmas episodes, it's become a tradition.  This year we had a dear family over to watch with us, which was a real treat!  I cannot make it through this episode without longing for the simple days of Christmas.  I laugh at the Ingalls all in the mercantile,…

Season One – "The Lord Is My Shepherd"

There is so much I could say about this episode, so many ways I could go. The direction I'm going is take is maybe because it's been so true for me these last few months. Of all the tidbits of truth conveyed in this two part show my favorite line is from Jonathan, the angel…

Season One – "The Award"

We all make mistakes, we all do things we wish we hadn't done.  We hide in our shame and regret, hoping we won't be found out. The crazy thing is that we almost always get caught.  What about the times we are tempted to make a decision that we know is wrong, but choose wisely?…

Season One – “The Voice of Tinker Jones"

The quiet Tinker Jones. We don’t know much about him …he doesn’t speak, but hears quite well. He’s kind and giving beyond our understanding, wanting to bring people together instead of apart. In this episode there is an argument among the church members regarding a bell. Yes, you heard right a bell! Wouldn't a bell…

Season One – "School Mom"

I just love this episode... Caroline is so feisty! And yet she also notices the weakness in herself to lose her temper even though we don't blame her - dealing with the likes of Harriet Oleson!  I love her example and honesty of admitting  that she has let it get the best of her. I…

Season One – "Ma's Holiday"

Are you like Ma? You want to go away on a romantic trip with your hubby or a weekend away with your girlfriends but it's too hard to leave the kiddos.  Or you are so excited to go, but then once you are there you can't even enjoy it because you are worried about every…

Season One – "Town Party, Country Party"

Olga has a limp ... An obvious defect that has plagued her all her days. She can't run and play with the other children, she just watches wishing she too could join them. When Laura injures her ankle at Nellie's birthday party, her and Olga become friends. Olga has this grace and peace about her…

Season One – "For The Love of Johnny Johnson"

I remember my first real crush ... Unlike Laura I didn't tell a soul, probably because I was too afraid of being rejected.  I was one who admired from afar, wishing in my heart to be noticed. While I never jumped in the creek so I could wear my Sunday dress to school ... I…

Season One – "Mr. Edwards Homecoming"

The beloved Mr. Edwards makes his first appearance, how can you not love his silly song and childlike demeanor?  I love that we get to see what's really inside of him, maybe the reason behind all his drinking. He goes into a panic seeing Laura sick with a fever, reminding him of the daughter he…

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