As a church family, we're working on memorization of Scripture this summer. (James 1:17) and for someone who paid for college through theatre scholarships and memorized countless paragraphs of lines and music, I have a bit of a hard time memorizing God's Word! But, the more and more I see what's going on in the … Continue reading Tips for Memorizing Scripture
My husband and I have extremely low expectations for ALL holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and other such special occasions or life milestones. We've found that when we go into a time like that with high expectations or intentions to make it memorable, someone usually ends up having the flu or food poisoning. His first Father's Day, … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day, and a Soteriology Lesson
This is and has been a weird and floundering season for our family. By floundering, I mean metaphorically flopping about in everything we're doing, trying to gain sure footing and stability. These seasons, so I'm told, come and go. I have been blessed to see evidence of this abound recently as many of the voices … Continue reading Thoughts on a Season of Floundering
I (lovingly) call my 3rd child "Bucket head" because during the summer he frequently walks around the property with a bucket on his head-- his mighty armor that can stay any blade and foil any foe. I find myself this time of year wishing for my own head bucket- one that will protect me from … Continue reading Homesteading What-if’s
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?