How Deep the Father’s Love

Today was good. Saw a good friend, the kids played, she brought me cupcakes, complimented me on my freshly acquired motherly figure (and I hers, because our due dates are like 5 days apart 🤣) y'all, everybody needs a friend like that. She refreshes my soul, and I hope I do the same for her. … Continue reading How Deep the Father’s Love

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The Stillness of Morning

Today, I did something that defied logic. I mean, it went against every fiber of my being. I woke up before dawn. On purpose. I don't even have a dairy animal! I just determined to wake up before my children. Initially, I set an alarm for 5:00am. I went to bed at 9:30pm, and for … Continue reading The Stillness of Morning

Homesteading at it’s finest

We woke up an hour earlier than intended- thanks, daughter of mine, whom I dearly love, but have considered duct taping to your bed at night...- and got started working pretty much immediately... Or... I got started working pretty much immediately. Everyone else eased into their respective tasks. I went lazy with breakfast and we … Continue reading Homesteading at it’s finest

Worship in Spirit and Truth

you ever had one of those gnawing convictions that you can't seem to explain to other people? That's been me and worship lately. My sister in law talks me through many of my spiritual struggles because I can trust her to do so objectively. And that's one of the reasons I love her. But she … Continue reading Worship in Spirit and Truth

Teaching at Home vs. Teaching at School

I don't ever wanna hear another complaint from public school teachers about a "problem student" Having worked in public high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and pre-K, the challenges there just don't even stack up to the challenges of home educating your own children. 1) I bet public school teachers have never had their entire … Continue reading Teaching at Home vs. Teaching at School

Prayers, Putty, and Patches

Still diligently working on the renovations around the house. We had an insurance inspector come to take pictures of our home. I'm so glad they didn't call to schedule, so I just had giant garbage bags I was filling with debris. Lord willing, we won't be penalized for purging our garbage; it's not our natural … Continue reading Prayers, Putty, and Patches

Gluten-free Lavender Honey Pancakes

Every so often, I have a brilliant idea that is actually brilliant. This was one of those ideas. I didn't have any meats thawed for dinner. 4:30 pm rolled around and I found myself wondering what I was going to feed the children for dinner... And then, it hit me. Brinner! I'll make pancakes! As … Continue reading Gluten-free Lavender Honey Pancakes

Feeding Myself on God’s Word

I've been in a weird place with our transition to our new church. I've felt loved, and encouraged, but at the same time, there's a feeling kind of like a cute new pair of shoes; they look great, but they aren't broken in and they still feel a little weird. Like, when you buy a … Continue reading Feeding Myself on God’s Word

Simplicity in Hospitality

I've been working on about 1,000 projects all at once. Mostly because a lot of them require dry time. So while I wait on one, I start another. The front door was looking super rough thanks to my ridiculous dogs scratching the Dickens out of the brick mould and the door. Nothing a new brick … Continue reading Simplicity in Hospitality

Farmhouse Renovations Progress

Busy, busy, busy! We've been cleaning, and repairing, and updating like crazy! We got the barn wood plank wall up, and I started filling the seams with joint compound. I had the idea to pipe it in like frosting and then smooth it with a little bitty putty knife, which worked exactly as easily as … Continue reading Farmhouse Renovations Progress