Countdown to Dairy Goats!

Oh my... It's been all I can think about lately. Goats. We're finally getting goats. It's really happening. Even after they're paid in full, and we've made all the necessary preparations, a part of me is still hesitant to accept that in 2 more days, there will be two beautiful milking does browsing around the … Continue reading Countdown to Dairy Goats!

God’s Design for Family

1 Peter 3:1-7 is always referred to as "one of those tough passages." But...why? Tough for whom? For what reason? Admittedly, I've been in the position where understanding and obedience to this passage was difficult, if not irritating to me. So I sought to understand it, and as a result, God began to show me … Continue reading God’s Design for Family

Face to Face

Face to face with Christ, my Savior, Face to face—what will it be, When with rapture I behold Him, Jesus Christ who died for me? Face to face I shall behold Him, Far beyond the starry sky; Face to face in all His glory, I shall see Him by and by! 2 Only faintly now, … Continue reading Face to Face

Birthdays and Identity

My oldest turned 5 years old today. That is hard to believe. The same kid who's pregnancy had me in fits of excitement, fear, joy, depression-- pretty much all the emotions-- and whose delivery lasted 32 hours is now a 5 year old kid, half my height and reading... I struggled with becoming a mom, … Continue reading Birthdays and Identity

Homestead Update

I've heard a few people now mention that soreness that comes with getting back into the busy spring season of homesteading. I'm there! Nothing like weeding and cleaning up gardens to really stiffen those winter-relaxed muscles. We took the much needed time to clean up the raspberry bushes. We planted about 8 plants 3 years … Continue reading Homestead Update

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