Take Your Child To The Cross – Humility In Real Life


Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the … [Continue reading]

Seven Words I Have To Remind Myself To Keep Going

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When motherhood has me down with tasks, schedules, discouragement, weariness, lack of sleep,  teaching the same lesson over and over until I feel like a broken record – there are seven words that I have to purpose to remind myself  – to keep me … [Continue reading]

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Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

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My shirt was inside out through the entire visit with the ballet moms on the waiting bench.  While on a Target run after ballet, and through a speedy - in- store chat with someone who recognized me, and then while zipping through the check-out. It … [Continue reading]

From Our Family To Yours – Merry Christmas

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  In a world full of distractions and divergence from the real truth we might hold to this Christmas, we bring you good cheer. The Lord has come.  He came and emptied himself and took on the form of man.  That we might be full.  And it is … [Continue reading]

Homemade Gingerbread Snowflakes ~ Let It Snow!


For the last five years, we have made these beauties for gifts and for our own Christmas Tree decorations.  They are simple and beautiful, which are two of the best combinations!   I discovered this recipe here, and have copied it to this … [Continue reading]

Progressive Parenting – Get Out Of The Comfy Chair


What DO we do when an older child, who has been trained in our home, requires some "correction?" We didn't send her to the corner.  And we didn't send her to her room.  In fact, we didn't really do any....thing... for a while, because we had to … [Continue reading]

Your Ticket To A Fabulous Thanksgiving


If you were busy being kind, Before you knew it, you would find You'd soon forget to think 'twas true That someone was unkind to you. If you were busy being glad, And cheering people who are sad, Although your heart might ache a bit, You'd … [Continue reading]

A Mission Not So Holy?


There she goes again.  Back and forth from home to church, to Bible studies, to picking up children and so the list continues to go, every day. There is no missing the calling.  It is ever before her, and her gaze is set and she is on a … [Continue reading]

Baked Apple Goodness Beats The Blues


When I foolishly over-do, I hit the wall.  The wall we talk about here so much, that brings me to bed with fatigue, sickness and a hot mug of lemon and tea on my bed stand. The house does not have to stand still because I am.  And it never does. … [Continue reading]