2021-2022 Homeschool Curriculum Picks

A hefty weight has lifted from my chest since purchasing and going through our curriculum for next school year. I had been praying about it for WEEKS and waiting for God's leadership and peace in my decisions. That looked like a lot of comparison shopping, and placement assessments, and whatnot. What finally gave me peace … Continue reading 2021-2022 Homeschool Curriculum Picks

Grief and Gospel Hope

It's been a weird and exhausting several weeks. Almost as if I've been watching things from a detached perspective. I attribute this sense which I used to struggle to describe to the presemce of God leading me and carrying me through otherwise difficult things. My brain and body want to quit, but miraculously, I am … Continue reading Grief and Gospel Hope

The Big 3-0.

Today was the day. My thirtieth birthday. Wow. Three decades. A drop in the proverbial bucket in view of eternity, but a spanse of seemingly endless years to my children. And admittedly, it feels simultaneously like an eternity and an instant. Today was full of my favorite things. Mostly good food, good smells, good books, … Continue reading The Big 3-0.

Being Holy on Hard Days

Today has been terrible. The kids sneaked about 100 Hershey's kisses (which we had hidden and don't typically even keep in the house!) Just minutes before I was able to get up with them and start on their morning routines. Their ingenuity is actually impressive, albeit infuriating. They configured a way to use a rubbermaid … Continue reading Being Holy on Hard Days

Femininity Biblically Defined

I was out in the gardens the other day and noticed my red raspberry leaves were not lush and verdant as I expected them to be. Upon closer investigation I noticed that the neighbors had their side of the fenceline sprayed...and mine. And MY side got the worst of it. The raspberry hedge I'd been … Continue reading Femininity Biblically Defined

Sometimes the Bacon gets Burned

So it's been 2 weeks and change since we brought home our 4th baby. There's been a lot of crying, from me as well as the kids. I can say I haven't had a lot of depression, but my level of anxiety is through the proverbial roof. Even the should-be-fun moments have me fraught with … Continue reading Sometimes the Bacon gets Burned

Sunshine Follows Rain

It's been hard around here lately. But like I said before, we were digging in and trusting God for the outcome. And He's sent just a slew of little blessings today that are just overwhelmingly heart warming. It's jackhammer day in the basement, and it's so nice to see that space becoming clean and healthy … Continue reading Sunshine Follows Rain

God Speaks

Christians know and cherish the story of Elijah hiding in the mountains, waiting for God to speak to him. The Almighty's voice was not in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire. He was in a still small voice. This is sometimes used to promote disciplines of silence and solitude, meditation on Scripture, or cultivate … Continue reading God Speaks

My “Jacob” Life

24 Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not defeat him, he struck Jacob’s hip socket as they wrestled and dislocated his hip. Genesis 32:24-25 Jacob is one of the most personally relatable people in the Bible for me. Not the whole … Continue reading My “Jacob” Life

I Hate Being a Millennial Christian

Hate is a strong word... Let's use disdain instead. I hate disdain being labeled a millennial Christian. Why? Good grief, where do I start? The Millennial generation is the most self-victimized generation in decades. We've coined terms like "triggered" "safe-space" "selfie" "white privilege" "body shaming" and any number of endless "phobias" Millennials are chiefly responsible … Continue reading I Hate Being a Millennial Christian