Our youngest son was dedicated to the Church on Sunday. It wasn't a baptism; as Baptists, we believe that baptism is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace to be chosen as an act of obedience and commitment to Christ by the believer. So, by God's grace, Henrik will be led … Continue reading Family Worship
I always assumed old men puttered about in the garden. I found myself picking up the habit today. I decided on a fall garden bed at least of some radishes and spinach. We'll see how they do as they're two of the crops I've never really had any luck with. I planted some parsnips as … Continue reading Garden Puttering
Calendula is a new herb to me, but it's definitely one now that I won't ever be without again. I put together a hugelkultur planter in the potager and planted my calendula in it. I've had a handful of blossoms so far with more on the way. To prepare calendula oil, I plucked a couple … Continue reading Calendula Oil
Two things about East Tennessee: Even the soil is Volunteer orange. It's a compact clay that is hard as rock! Technically speaking based on annual rainfall, it is a rain forest. Not tropical, but still a rain forest. Fun fact, the reason the mountains appear "smokey" is due to the vast density of trees "respirating" … Continue reading Growing and Eating Regionally
Part of my brand of creativity is organization. Many don't think of organizing as creativity, but it is. Think about it from God's perspective- the first three days of creation were spent organizing! Separating the earth from the sky, gathering the waters together, separating day from night. God brought chaos into order. (Genesis 1:1-16) That … Continue reading Bringing Chaos into Order
We decided to propagate our strawberries for a greater harvest next year. But, we aren't really sure if we like them where they currently are. While they successfully bloomed and fruited in their current locale, we know a place in full sun would be more beneficial to them. So that means we have 2 options. … Continue reading Catching Strawberry Runners
I think that's what time does to healthy marriages; it sweetens and transforms the mundane into the beautiful.
I'm excited to say that the PDF Bible study I've been working on for over 6 months is finally posted!
I realized today what a challenge I have ahead of me in keeping each of my children engaged throughout the day. What do I mean by "engaged"? Actively listening, learning, and responding in obedience through structured and unstructured play and instruction. I've noticed that when the majority of my son's day is dedicated to "free" … Continue reading Keeping the Kids Engaged
I'm one of those people who can't make themselves rest. I haven't slept more than 2 consecutive hours at a time in the last three days, and still I chose a 2 mile run over a nap yesterday afternoon. Today, convinced of my need for a nap... I started building things instead. I'm a mess. … Continue reading A Nap time DIY