11 Years with my Love

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

Homestead Update

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

Communication Struggle and Fear

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

Happy Thanksgiving 2020

What a year, right? I'm not even talking about the covid stuff. I mean, just personally, for our family, it has been one ordeal after the next, and I know MANY families who've experienced the same thing, many of them to a higher degree than us. I'm so thankful for my husband. I've been learning … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2020

When I need a little help

"Your children don't need you to be perfect, they need you to love them." Those words from Sally Clarkson were reverberating in my mind, my house full of rambunctious kiddos. I was struggling. I mean really, truly struggling emotionally and mentally. I had so much rage I couldn't stop crying. Everything was frustrating and angering. … Continue reading When I need a little help

“Circle Crayons”

It's that time of year again. We're about 1/2 way through the new school year so all the wonderful 24 packs of crayons I purchased back in August are now reduced to half-eaten bits and bobs of various shades and sizes. So, I gather them all up, set the little Crayon Eaters to work peeling … Continue reading “Circle Crayons”

Walking in Humility

I'll be honest, humility is difficult for me. In part because I never really understood humility as a virtue growing up. In my house, humility and meekness were seen as undesirable and signs of weakness. I was groomed from a young age to be assertive. It wasn't my nature then. I wasn't really aggressive enough … Continue reading Walking in Humility

Are Mandated Masks for Worship Biblical?

Man, I have been wrestling with this question for MONTHS. Regardless what your current opinion is, I'd like to encourage you to follow me on this thought train through Scripture and just hear me out as I share with you my process of prayer and meditation on the subject over the last few months. And … Continue reading Are Mandated Masks for Worship Biblical?

Consequences of Disobedience

Well, nothing like a bloody toddler to start your Sunday worship... We got to church this morning (praise God they opened it! Finally...) And I had all the kids go potty before service. My oldest went on his own, but my daughter wanted my help so she didn't soil her pretty dress... Girls... So I … Continue reading Consequences of Disobedience