Introverted Parents with Extroverted Children

Parenting is always a little stressful. That just comes with the territory of being responsible for other tiny, virtually helpless humans. But there are certain circumstances that can make parenting particularly challenging. For my husband and I, that is being introverts with extroverted children. I am an introvert. I never knew that, because I've always … Continue reading Introverted Parents with Extroverted Children

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Resurrection Garden

In the last 4-5 years or so, I've been disappointed and confused as to the utter lack of celebration of Easter in Christian circles. Christmas is wonderful, Advent is great, and we wouldn't have Easter without them. But I submit the holiday that bears the most significance in the Christian faith is Easter. The Birth … Continue reading Resurrection Garden

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

ABC Bible Memory Verses

I've been working on these with my 2 and 3 year old. They actually end up being set to little tunes that pop into my head. It's amazing the power music has to cement things into our memory. If you don't believe me, just think about all the ridiculous songs you wish you didn't know … Continue reading ABC Bible Memory Verses

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

Flash Flood Clean-up

What. A. Night. We got slammed with rain, and subsequently work. Driving home from church last night, we hit torrential rain and the country roads back to our house were flooding and washing out like crazy. Ended up hitting something that had washed into the road and was hidden under high water, resulting in a … Continue reading Flash Flood Clean-up

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

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