Meant To Be

It’s easy to say that God had a plan when my sister and I landed the role of Baby Grace. Good showing up is always easy, like when I met my husband Josh, or when this grammatically challenged girl had the hair-brain idea to write a book. A publisher taking a chance on me was…

DON’T FORGET

Season 10,  “The Last Farewell” 10 Don’t Forget “Folks ain’t thinking much about Easter right now.” –Jeb Carter With the town of Walnut Grove being threatened, no one was thinking about the Carter’s Easter bunnies. The townspeople packed their covered wagons, tears filling every eye. How could anyone think of celebrating? I don’t think it’s…

What’s Standing in Your Way?

Season 9, Episode 20, “May I Have This Dance?” 9 What's Standing in Your Way? “I failed the exam on purpose. I’m going to stay in Walnut Grove and run the restaurant. And I want to marry Rachel Brown.” –Willie Oleson A crossroads in life is often the time when we realize where we’re headed…

HANDING OVER THE KEYS

Season 5, Episode 10 , “Men Will Be Boys” 5 Handing Over the Keys “From now on you’ll be treated like men.” –Jonathan Garvey There comes a time in every young man’s life when he’s ready to be treated like a man. It’s usually sooner than we parents expect and we are faced with teenagers…

Gratitude—Don’t Miss It

Season 4, Episode 20, “A Most Precious Gift” 4 “We didn’t learn until years later about all the worry Ma went through. But it wasn’t important she said, because we were all blessed by the coming of Baby Grace.” Laura Ingalls If we aren’t careful we can miss the wonderful blessings God is giving us…

GIVING SPACE

Season 3, Episode 13, “Quarantine” 3 GIVING SPACE "Half Pint, the reason for this quarantine is to keep adults and children from bunching up."Charles Ingalls The current reality of COVID-19 has put many of us in an unfamiliar territory. We’ve been asked to stay home—from work, school, and apart from people. Whether you are among…

JUST ASK HIM

Season 2, Episode 6, “The Spring Dance” 2 JUST ASK HIM "Caroline, I was just waiting for you to ask me."Charles Ingalls Have you ever tried your hardest to get someone to notice you? You may have tried every idea up your sleeve with no luck at all—that special someone oblivious to your hints of…

Times Are Changing – The Carter Family Moves In

The first episode of season nine said everything that Michael Landon wanted to say. It’s hard to leave something you love, something that feels like home. But times are changing. We take a deep breath and whisper our goodbyes through teary eyes. Goodbye to Pa playing the fiddle and Laura coming down the stairs from…

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