Struggling with Joy

A lot of spiritual lessons culminated for me today, only after I had the emotional breakdown, of course. We've got mold issues. And I've got some intense allergies to mold of any sort. So that, and hormones, and not having felt baby for a few days, and missing the closeness of family, and my husband … Continue reading Struggling with Joy

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How I Tackle Scripture Memory

I have a knack for memorization. I was a theatre major in college, so I've memorized innumerable lines of frivolous plays and musicals that have no eternal significance in my life whatsoever. But Scripture memory is how we equip the sword of the Spirit, and how we offensively counter the flaming arrows of the evil … Continue reading How I Tackle Scripture Memory

Baby #4 update

Well I finally got a look at the little booger this morning. Waiting for the ultrasound was a fate worse than death- urine sample needed but I don't have to go, and pap smear, while listening to modern country music... just shoot me. But, it was encouraging to be surrounded by reminders of Who ultimately … Continue reading Baby #4 update

Baby #4 update

Oh this child... It had better be exceptionally cute because this around the clock nausea is ridiculous. Then there's that awkward moment when your due date is moved forward by a MONTH! WHAT!?!? Here I am, plugging along planning for a January baby and I'm told it's official due date is now before Christmas!!! Well … Continue reading Baby #4 update

Prayer Garden Progress

This afternoon I finished up the first section of the prayer garden. The focal point will of course be my lovely peonies. Alongside them, between the peonies and the rock border, I planted some Columbine (which hasn't sprouted yet). I think the blue-green foliage will be really complimentary, and hopefully, they'll flower beautifully the second … Continue reading Prayer Garden Progress

Prayer Garden Progress

I shared a bit about my start on the prayer garden a couple days ago. We started with yanking out an overgrown forsythia. Actually, we only dramatically cut it back and dug out random suckers, so it'll come back, but on our terms now. We (me and the older two kids) pulled out the Virginia … Continue reading Prayer Garden Progress

What’s up in the Gardens

I've been wiped out lately. Growing a human is the most difficult, exhausting, passive, work ever! So needless to say, I've been prioritizing naps over weeding or other puttering. I figure I'll have more energy for that in a few more weeks. But today, I rested with my 4 year old until it proved impossible … Continue reading What’s up in the Gardens

A Quiver Full

Well, We'll be expecting #4 in January 2020! A few thoughts on this pregnancy so far: This was the first time my reaction to a pregnancy was only excitement. No fear, no anxiety, no worry- just peace and excitement for this new little person. I think I'm getting more mature, guys. Holy nausea, Batman! I … Continue reading A Quiver Full