Questions for Pastors and their families

This is something I never thought I'd ask in a million years... but, my husband is through his first 3 seminary courses and as he prayerfully seeks a ministry job, I find myself bursting with questions. So I thought I would list them here for any number of pastors or PW's or PK's (pastors, pastor's … Continue reading Questions for Pastors and their families

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Even the Rocks Cry Out

Tonight was my first experience of an Ash Wednesday service with my children. Not only were we visiting a United Methodist church, which is far more formal than the Southern Baptist Church we're members of and with which my children are familiar, but we were late... As usual. Fortunately, the church had a really wonderful … Continue reading Even the Rocks Cry Out

Sufficient Grace

The past two days have been emotionally charged. My 3-year-old niece, and 4-year-old nephew were riding in the car with their father when they were involved in a head-on collision. Their car was flipped and landed in a ditch. My nephew slept through the entire incident, and praise God, he and his dad were discharged … Continue reading Sufficient Grace

The Good, The Bad, and the Rainy

This is what our weather forecast is like for the next week (and beyond) Rain, rain, rain, and more rain. To be clear, in East Tennessee, anything higher than 15% chance means, it's gon' rain. So what does that mean? It means every homestead task just got a little (lot) suckier. Chickens still need to … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and the Rainy

Late Winter Pruning

We gave the orchard some love yesterday afternoon and pruned up the apple and chestnuts. The chestnuts I left for their first year in the ground untouched because I had been told they were rather finicky. But this year, I went ahead and cleaned them up some. I was going to get creative with their … Continue reading Late Winter Pruning

Sex without Responsibility

Let's be clear right up front. New York's "Reproductive Health Act" is straight out of Hell itself. There is nothing worth celebration when it comes to the murder of babies. That's what abortion is; call it what you want- termination of pregnancy, reproductive rights, the right to choose- it's murder. Plain and simple. For starters, … Continue reading Sex without Responsibility

Letting Go of Perfectionism

I am realizing more and more my issues with control...đŸ˜¬ Kids have a way of reflecting your poorest qualities back at you. I believe God designed them this way as a means of conviction to bring parents to greater sanctification. Or maybe He just finds it entertaining; I don't know. My husband was at a … Continue reading Letting Go of Perfectionism

Drawn to Christ and His Word

I grew up in and around the Church. As a young child, I was taught the books of the Bible, I knew about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I was aware of "spiritual vocabulary"; words like sin, sacrifice, faith, Calvary (not cavalry- it's a pet peeve of mine when those two words are confused.) … Continue reading Drawn to Christ and His Word

Faith in Difficult Circumstances

I had some blood work done recently. It was prompted by the random seizure in November and a series of autoimmune flares apart from my usual food allergen triggers. Of course, I always jump to the worst case scenario. It's my way of bracing for bad news and making any surprises good ones. But, my … Continue reading Faith in Difficult Circumstances