How I keep my Children Healthy

This post is a little ironic because my middle child was in bed with a pretty high fever as I wrote this... But, I know several stay-at-home moms who almost avoid getting together because every time they take their children out in public, they return home with some kind of viral or bacterial illness. It's … Continue reading How I keep my Children Healthy

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Christianity in the Public Sphere

There has been a wave of controversy (ugh, I can't stand that word, and I know I'm the last to the party on this one) over Lauren Daigle's response in her Ellen interview regarding homosexuality as a sin. Now before I go further, this post is not about Lauren, it's about the Church as the … Continue reading Christianity in the Public Sphere

Homestead Update

Oh, goodness. I've been hard at work laying foundations for New year routines. My number one priority this year is my prayer life and relationship with God. I've been getting in the practice of waking up before the children (at least the youngest two- my 3 year old isn't much of a sleeper) to spend … Continue reading Homestead Update

Using My Prayer Guide

Last summer I really dove into the spiritual disciplines, specifically that of prayer. I set up a prayer notebook and dedicated specific times of day for pursuing prayer. What I found during that time is that: 1.) I'm not by nature a morning person. I really struggled to wake up and get to my morning … Continue reading Using My Prayer Guide

Inductive Bible Study Worksheet

Studying the Bible can be intimidating, especially for new Christians. Or maybe you've been a believer for a long time but never had someone disciple you in the area of personal Bible study. God has given me a love for teaching and a passion for His Word. The inductive study method is the method I … Continue reading Inductive Bible Study Worksheet

Showing Love This Christmas

I am not an incredibly girly woman. Yes, I like doing my hair and make-up or, "gettin' all fancy" as my son calls it. Yes, I occasionally paint my fingernails. I even spent the Valentine's Day my husband was at bootcamp watching P.S. I Love You with my mother in law, while enjoying a diy … Continue reading Showing Love This Christmas

Saturday on the Homestead

We've been busy doing a bunch of random things here lately. My husband is in week 12 of seminary so he's up to his eyeballs in theological reading. I've been reading Surprised by Joy by C. S. Lewis. It's the story of his conversion with a good bit of autobiographical background I find both relatable … Continue reading Saturday on the Homestead

It Has Begun…

I. Love. Christmas. Especially with kids in the house. As a child, I loved the holidays during school. All the crafted Christmas ornaments, the Christmas word searches that filled time when my teachers had gotten through the required materials ahead of schedule (or maybe just given up?) I love being able to do those things … Continue reading It Has Begun…

More Winter Homestead Preparation

Our place is really beautiful in the fall, but Oh. My. Lanta. I almost haven't had time to enjoy it!! We have been outrageously busy here. This past weekend we had a wedding in the family. Our oldest was the ring bearer in my husband's cousin's wedding. It was pretty, and fun, and we saw … Continue reading More Winter Homestead Preparation