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
Sally Clarkson's, Help, I'm Drowning is healing balm to a weary, storm-tossed soul.
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
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
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
This is the start of our 3rd year on this property. Lately I had been really discouraged about all the things we need to do, and the things we haven't been able to accomplish (goats, windows, roof, doors, floors, kitchen, bathrooms, etc...) But then, I happened across an old picture of the place before we … Continue reading Back to Eden: Barrenness to Abundance
We finished some of the outside work (halfway is our specialty) and set our sights on the basement. We planned to gut the room that saw damage after the pipes burst earlier this spring and get started on renovations to move our school room and laundry room downstairs... Let me preface this by saying we … Continue reading Not How I Wanted to Spend my Day…
I foresee this turning into the blog series I never wanted to write. Lessons learned the hard way are never easily shared, and often times painfully remembered. But in resisting the call to teach out of my own mistakes, I have grown dim in my zeal for the Lord. And that is wholly unacceptable. If … Continue reading What Girls Need to Know: Part One
we were lost in the woods, but not lost to God.
Okay, God. I'm broken, I'm unsettled, and I'm just plain tired; I cannot do this anymore. (I always find myself saying "anymore"... Which only means that I've once again tried to take the reins into my own hands...) So I kept praying about the heaviness of my efforts and the "stuck" feeling I had about … Continue reading Looking to Upgrade