September, 2009

Quote of the day

September 29, 2009 Rhonda Schrock funny quotes

On the phone with Grandma Yoder as she was asking him if he helps wash dishes: “No. I don’t want to.” So I said to him, “But you like ‘washing’ dishes.” And he said, “I don’t swim sink, Mama. Dat’s naughty, Mama.” – Gabey Cracking up, Mama

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Where did the socks go (and other mysteries of life)

September 29, 2009 Rhonda Schrock 09/28/09 Goshen News column

Note: This column appears in the 09/28/09 edition of the Goshen News. How on earth do I do it? It never fails. Ever. It happened again just the other week. There I was, trolling the aisle at the supermarket, looking for the shortest checkout line. Finding what appeared to be it, I motioned excitedly to […]

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Life is a training school

September 28, 2009 Rhonda Schrock Christ's presencedisciplinetrainingtrials

“I am with you. My presence is a sign of My forgiveness. I uphold you. “You will conquer. Do not fear changes. You can never fear changes when I, your Lord, change not. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. I am beside you. Steadfastness, unchangingness come to you, too, as you dwell with […]

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Quote of the day

September 24, 2009 Rhonda Schrock boys eatingfunny quotesprayer time

“Jordan. If you’re robbing a bank, it doesn’t matter how little you take. The alarm’s still gonna go off.” – Brave Number Two to Brave Number One who, by all appearances, has no hands on the ends of his arms – just scoop shovels This hilarious line was delivered at the dinner table the other […]

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Sad news

September 23, 2009 Rhonda Schrock comfortgriefloss

The news this morning is sad. For those of you who aren’t on Facebook, I’m sharing this here as well. Word has been received this morning that a Sunday School teacher and his wife from our church, Tom and Dawn Moneyheffer, have lost their grandbaby. Six-month-old Annie, their daughter Sarah’s third child, died in her […]

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The hand that rocks the cradles does what?

September 21, 2009 Rhonda Schrock 09/21/09 Goshen News column

Note: This column appears in the 09/21/09 edition of the Goshen News. Don’t we have an interesting language? It’s very colorful, full of fascinating, descriptive words and phrases. Over time, our most common terms have simply become part of the national lexicon. We call them clichés, and the reason we use them is because, for […]

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An Ode to a Rainy Day

September 21, 2009 Rhonda Schrock coffeeMonday morningrainy days

“Oh, glorious day of rain and drizzle,Thy grayness sets my mood a-sizzle,And though my curly locks may frizzle,My happy mood shall not soon fizzle.” Okay, okay. So this is a really weak attempt at some elementary rhyming, but I do love a rainy day. To quote Eddie Rabbitt, “I love a rainy night” as well. […]

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September 18, 2009 Rhonda Schrock funny quotes

“I sleep good!” This, delivered by the toddler last night in a bright, hopeful tone as he trotted happily down the stairs. AFTER having been put to bed once by Daddy, I might add. As he just demonstrated, he now knows how to climb out of his crib, even with the rail up as high […]

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A cool thing happened on the way to the coffee shop

September 17, 2009 Rhonda Schrock coffee shopfamily valueskindred spirits

Well, actually, a cool thing happened AT the coffee shop. On Tuesday, I trotted up to the MSCH to get a running start at the next column in the early morning quiet. I was working away, coffee mug at my side, when a family came in and sat down next to me. The mother was […]

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Quote of the day

September 16, 2009 Rhonda Schrock funny quote

“In my opinion, we don’t devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.” – Calvin Not charitable, but funny as all get out!

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