Thank You, Father

Thank you, Father for the pain that penetrates my heart, for it reminds me of Your suff'ring, of the cross, planned from the start. Before the earth was formed, You knew all from beginning to the endand cast me not from Your presence, but instead called me a friend. In spite of my unrighteousness, You … Continue reading Thank You, Father

The Homesteaders’ Spirit

As part of our homeschooling, it's my intention to share great literature with my children; to give them a broad, Christian worldview, and to feed their imaginations with wholesome stories of virtue and faith. We read an abridged illustrated version of The Swiss Family Robinson and it ended up being such a favorite, we decided … Continue reading The Homesteaders’ Spirit

Practicing and Perfecting Skills

You know what changes for homeschooling, homesteaders in the midst of social distancing ordinances? Not a whole lot, actually. In fact, it has been pretty difficult to frame this whole virus thing with rationality because of all the highly publicised "toilet paper crisis alerts." I'm praying for those affected by sickness and hardship (as I … Continue reading Practicing and Perfecting Skills

Cultivating a Rich Thought Life with Children

Guys- I really miss having time to just sit and think. I've always been a writer; keeping various journals and diaries. I've saved numerous letter correspondences, specifically those from my husband's time at boot camp because they show the marked and rapid progression of faith in Christ at work in us during that time. Perhaps … Continue reading Cultivating a Rich Thought Life with Children

Creating a Family Schedule

Since we brought home our 4th child about 7 weeks ago, (and really even before that) our family life has been a hodgepodge of inconsistencies. We had bits and pieces of daily routines that shifted and changed based on our mood, so the kids frequently responded to the chaos and unpredictability with disobedience. My husband … Continue reading Creating a Family Schedule

Cry Out to Abba

At church this evening, my middle daughter spiraled a little after service. She had made some sort of Valentine's craft and was covered in red glitter. She wanted to wash her hands, so i walked her to the bathroom and turned on the light for her. She's fairly capable, so I walked down the hall … Continue reading Cry Out to Abba

Milestone!

Sunday was a special day in the life of our family. My husband was officially ordained to ministry. I can absolutely see how this is what God always had in mind for him; from his specific spiritual gifting to his ability to conmect with people in his curiously congenial yet direct demeanor, my husband is … Continue reading Milestone!

Cleaning Crafty Pre-Thanksgiving Day

So I have a ton of dishes because... Eh... My back has been killing me and it's all I can do to muster the motivation to stand and wash dishes. Come on, Kitchen Reno! Hopefully soon. That said, I washed a load of dishes, and then decided to go play with plants outside instead. I … Continue reading Cleaning Crafty Pre-Thanksgiving Day

Life Goals

This year has been ROUGH! God has absolutely gotten us through it, but if I had to sum up the year in the prayer I prayed most often, it'd be "Thank you God for bringing my husband home alive and for sustaining our family." Seriously though, when you have a year like that, it really … Continue reading Life Goals