Can I make an admission? I love real life stories. My favorite books are biographies, my favorite shows are true life history, crime or documentaries. I love sitting down with friends (and I have to admit, even strangers) to hear what is going on in their lives. People fascinate me and draw me in. Connecting… Continue reading Who is Your Testimony About?
I was recently asked, "If you could meet any person in the Bible, who would it be?". My first thought was Esther for her strength and faith to stand in a time of crisis for her people. I also thought of Ruth who with loyalty remained with her mother-in-law through sorrow and displacement. But then,… Continue reading Consider Jochebed
Living in the Mundane Sometimes it feels like as a mom I’m stuck in the mundane. My weeks can often be drawn out with the same tasks over and over again. Dishes and more dishes, laundry, and yet another meal. Stories to read, fingernails that need clipped, reminders to brush teeth and appointments to be… Continue reading Peace in the Ordinary
Motherhood, a doorway to friendship Motherhood, it all starts with our kids. Really, where would I be without my children? They were the reason that I became part of our baseball team, the homeschool co-op, ballet and yep, those online mom groups. I was there because of my children, but today, this is not about… Continue reading Mom Friends- May we know them, may we be them!
Testimony time My favorite time at our annual women's retreat has always been Sunday mornings. The whole weekend is filled with rich Bible study and encouragement. This final session however, is powerful in a different way. It's testimony time. Mothers, teens, toddlers and infants settle down to hear what God had been doing in each… Continue reading The Power of Testimony
Does anyone else feel it, or is it just me? Has God been calling you on a faith journey like you've never experienced before this year? I told my children that this was significant when the announcements went out about corona virus in early March of 2020,. This would change the world the way that… Continue reading Faith Journey
Learning New Things? Raise your hand if you have been learning a lot of new stuff lately. Yeah? Me too! Our lives have changed so much in the past few months it’s a bit mind boggling. No matter what you personally feel about the circumstances around the world during this pandemic, I think we can… Continue reading A Life Disrupted: Our Response
In the early years of parenting, as I searched out resources and information, I came across a book about actively blessing our children. The idea impressed me as a way to regularly make spiritual deposits into my children’s lives. I had never considered the authority I truly had as a parent to bless my children.… Continue reading Blessing Our Children: A Legacy of Love for the Next Generation
The visuals are compelling. Heart warming photos and videos of families together in isolation making memories are all over the internet. (A place we have been spending a lot of time lately.) They are sweet. This gift of time is strengthening families in the midst of a very stressful situation. The images representing unity and… Continue reading When You Aren’t All Home Together
Life is busy for everyone but even more so for the homeschool couple. We manage our employment, extended family responsibilities, church and community commitments. Then, there is the home front. Meals, cleaning, curriculum, extracurricular, parenting and nurturing our marriage. So many places that we need to be attentive and invest in! People often ask, “How… Continue reading Communicating Our Priorities: Homeschooling & Marriage