She’s Here, Folks!

Welcome baby #5, Estellise Marie! She was born happy and healthy at home earlier this month (June) and we continue to adapt our rhythms and routines to accommodate her and all her cuteness. The older 4 are positively smitten, and her birth story is magnificent - every prayer we had was answered perfectly! Amen! More … Continue reading She’s Here, Folks!

The Kindness of the Father

There are days where I come to the Lord a frazzled and broken mess, so full of questions, issues, problems, disappointments, and discontents that I can't even clear a space in my mind to lay them at His feet. In his loving kindness, the Lord heard my weak and desperate longing for time alone with … Continue reading The Kindness of the Father

Family, Food, Faith

I've been focusing on involving the kids in my "have to's" like harvesting our peanuts. It turns everything into a big event, and slows things down and adds an extra element of policing the throwing of freshly harvested legumes at one's brothers... But, I figure, this is my life too, and there's no reason to … Continue reading Family, Food, Faith

Advent Poetry: The Turn of the Tides by C.S. Lewis

Hello all! With the weight of anxiety lifted by combination of prayer, preparation and good old-fashioned positivity, I was able to give ponderance to more writings on the incarnation of Christ. Being that C.S. Lewis is one of if not my favorite author, as well as sharing his distaste for all the consumeristic obligation this … Continue reading Advent Poetry: The Turn of the Tides by C.S. Lewis

Happy Thanksgiving 2020

What a year, right? I'm not even talking about the covid stuff. I mean, just personally, for our family, it has been one ordeal after the next, and I know MANY families who've experienced the same thing, many of them to a higher degree than us. I'm so thankful for my husband. I've been learning … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2020

Happy Birthday, Boo Bear

My Baby Boo turned 4 years old today. Frankly, I don't know where that time has gone. The last four years have been a happy, sad, scary, stressful, joy-filled, laughter-and-tear drenched blur. My teeny one, my little premie, who surprised us big time by coming a month sooner than we expected, is somehow transitioning from … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Boo Bear

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

Struggling with Joy

A lot of spiritual lessons culminated for me today, only after I had the emotional breakdown, of course. We've got mold issues. And I've got some intense allergies to mold of any sort. So that, and hormones, and not having felt baby for a few days, and missing the closeness of family, and my husband … Continue reading Struggling with Joy

Disappointment on the Homestead

Well, today was a bust. Not only was it rainy and dreary, but no one came to our workshop today. Which is just as well because my daughter ran a fever (likely due to seasonal allergies) and wasn't feeling well. And the garden needed the rain, so I guess all is not totally lost. It … Continue reading Disappointment on the Homestead