My youngest daughter is very compassionate. She is very intuitive in comforting people when they're sad or upset. And she's tiny and adorable, so it always works. "Compassionate," is not the first word I would use to describe myself...nor the second. Truthfully, I really struggle with showing compassion to others, and I pondered the reason … Continue reading On Compassion
A member of my small group mentioned a challenge within Christian spheres seen on social media. Let me preface this by saying, if maintaining a social media presence is a source of anxiety, distress, or depression for you, know that it has been intentionally configured to release the same dopaminergic euphoria to the brain as … Continue reading What is Weaponized Faith?
Sally Clarkson's, Help, I'm Drowning is healing balm to a weary, storm-tossed soul.
With only one goat in milk this year, I've had to be more conscious of how we use the milk we're getting. Last year, we had both does in milk and were able to dabble in cheese making, yogurt, kefir, butter, etc. This year, only Luna successfully freshened. With 4 growing kiddos, we've been using … Continue reading Planning for the Milk Gap and Some Sunday Encouragement
I was blessed in the midst of health crisis back in 2012 to encounter the "back to basics" trend. Because I wasn't alone in my prescription birth control instigated health issues, (infertility, low estrogen, high testosterone, intestinal permeability, malnutrition, anaphylactic food allergies, food sensitivity, hair loss, weight loss, tooth decay, etc.) There was a bit … Continue reading What is Back to Eden Gardening?
A hefty weight has lifted from my chest since purchasing and going through our curriculum for next school year. I had been praying about it for WEEKS and waiting for God's leadership and peace in my decisions. That looked like a lot of comparison shopping, and placement assessments, and whatnot. What finally gave me peace … Continue reading 2021-2022 Homeschool Curriculum Picks
I've been reading through the gospels and in Luke 18, I got to verse 34 and I found myself asking, "why?" Jesus had been up front and exceedingly clear with his disciples throughout the book. Yet even when he told them exactly what was about to happen in Jerusalem regarding His passion, they failed to … Continue reading Hidden For Our Good
Today is my 11th wedding anniversary.As I look at the legacy we are building together, I'm overwhelmed by the beauty of it.Cleaning out our living room, I found a sheet of paper from 2015 before our first child was born, right around our 5th wedding anniversary. On it were written a series of what I … Continue reading 11 Years with my Love
This is a brief one because we're busy busy around here. We're focusing attention on setting up the market garden. We had some compost delivered to speed up our soil ammendment process and we're building up the rows. In between 18" rows, we will have 12" woodchipped paths which will hopefully aid us in cultivation … Continue reading Homestead Update
I'm dragging out my soap box, so, you've been warned. I've really struggled to effectively communicate with people for the duration of... Well, my whole life. But especially since this asinine masked-ness began. Face-to-face speech is my preferred method of communication, where I can see, hear, and understand people. Even then- I struggle to hear … Continue reading Communication Struggle and Fear