How I Tackle Scripture Memory

I have a knack for memorization. I was a theatre major in college, so I've memorized innumerable lines of frivolous plays and musicals that have no eternal significance in my life whatsoever. But Scripture memory is how we equip the sword of the Spirit, and how we offensively counter the flaming arrows of the evil … Continue reading How I Tackle Scripture Memory

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Kids and Veggies: Why my kids love ’em or leave ’em

I've developed a relationship with the food I eat. I don't mean that in some weird way, just that I grow my food, preserve it, and eat from my garden's produce year round. Not exclusively by any stretch of the imagination, no. But, I have been working toward that end. Because of health issues that … Continue reading Kids and Veggies: Why my kids love ’em or leave ’em

Prayer Garden Progress

This afternoon I finished up the first section of the prayer garden. The focal point will of course be my lovely peonies. Alongside them, between the peonies and the rock border, I planted some Columbine (which hasn't sprouted yet). I think the blue-green foliage will be really complimentary, and hopefully, they'll flower beautifully the second … Continue reading Prayer Garden Progress

Oh, the Brokenness

Let me just start this one off with the warning that it contains semi-zealous ranting. I was washing dishes and got to the beaters for my hand mixer...my 10 year old hand mixer... that's seen a LOT of action in 10 years... we're talking Lebkuchen dough, folks. (Google it.) And one of the beaters just … Continue reading Oh, the Brokenness

The Awkward Side of Vocational Ministry

I am brand new to this whole "pastor's wife" role. Frankly, it's incredibly awkward. Mostly because my husband is not yet a pastor. He's still in the process of finding work as a vocational minister, either in chaplaincy, youth ministry, or worship ministry. It is his calling- undoubtedly. Every time I hear him speak, I … Continue reading The Awkward Side of Vocational Ministry

Havin’ Fun Just Messin’

Today was bee installation day! 1) nucs are way easier than package bees. 2) that's a LOT of bees. 3) the trepidation goes away after you've done it once before. It was an adrenaline rush for sure, or maybe I'm just a scaredy cat... Either way, I'm happy with how it went. I had to … Continue reading Havin’ Fun Just Messin’

On Days When You Don’t Like Your Kids…

Every mom has been there... If she says she hasn't, she's lying. I love my children. I'd take a bullet for them, no questions. But there are days when I really just don't like them. My oldest is 3. That should be enough said. Honestly, 3 has been worse than two by far. Terrible 2's? … Continue reading On Days When You Don’t Like Your Kids…

Thoughts on Marriage: Humility

Next Sunday, April 7th, is my husband's and my 9th wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe we have been together for almost 11 years-- I'm not sure where the time went! (...well, about 4 years went to the Marine Corps) But as a sort of "fun" thing, I decided to share one lesson I've learned … Continue reading Thoughts on Marriage: Humility

Just a Thought

Sometimes our feelings tell us that God is silent. But when we complain that God is silent, when we're straining to hear the voice of God, what we're really saying is that we have exhausted this final decisive Word He has spoken to us in the person of Jesus and in the pages of Scripture. … Continue reading Just a Thought