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

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

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

This and That

We've been in the midst of a super busy, hectic season of life recently. My husband was in a car accident last week, and he wasn't injured, thank the Lord. But, that means we're dealing with another auto insurance claim and waiting to hear if his car (which we were over half way to paying … Continue reading This and That

The Stillness of Morning

Today, I did something that defied logic. I mean, it went against every fiber of my being. I woke up before dawn. On purpose. I don't even have a dairy animal! I just determined to wake up before my children. Initially, I set an alarm for 5:00am. I went to bed at 9:30pm, and for … Continue reading The Stillness of Morning

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

Decluttering Room by Room: Living Room, Kid’s Toys

I've finally done it. I snapped. I stepped on the last block, action figure, hot wheels car, etc. I have heard the last irritating jingle! I went to the garage and I got a box. And I'm currently filling it with all of the toys that drive me nuts. In fact, that's what it's labeled- … Continue reading Decluttering Room by Room: Living Room, Kid’s Toys