The Grumble Family


The Grumble Family There's a family nobody likes to meet; They live, it is said, on Complaining Street In the city of Never-Are -Satisfied, The River of Discontent beside. They growl at that and they growl at this; Whatever comes, there is … [Continue reading]

Your Family Will Be The Hands And Feet Of Your Words

If you had one year to invest, write and proclaim a message...What would you say?  Who would you invest your message into? I know there is a burning message on your heart today.  Every one has "something" that propels them forward.  “Any mission … [Continue reading]

Art Begins At The Kitchen Table

art book

When I was able to move past my own inhibitions to art, and my inability to draw a straight line or a nice round circle.... Well, this my first step to seeing that God had gifted some of my children with a love for art, and it was my job to … [Continue reading]

A Fall Favorite – Chicken Barley Chili

Chicken Barley Chili

Simple ingredients, healthy, easy  and perfect for your family  -  for a cool fall evening. Try our family favorite Chicken Barley Chili: Chicken Barley Chili Combine all ingredients into a crock-pot or a 6 qt. pan to cook on low through out the … [Continue reading]

Last Day To Grab Your Gifts


Do you have your eBundle yet? I know how easy it is to forget about sales in the rush of the busy week so I wanted to remind you one last time about what a wonderful deal this is! The sale will end tonight.  Don't forget that when you check out, … [Continue reading]

Can Your Children Hear God?

ftf Hear God

Our daughter was sent to her room for the entire day.  She later told us that when she knew this was a consequence, she was rather thrilled to have a whole day of “quiet,” with reading and organizing her room. Living in a family of 12 does not afford … [Continue reading]

Breakfast Is Important {healthy living eBundle)


What are you eating for breakfast this week? Breakfasts are so important for your health and the health of your family! I've shared some of my favorite breakfast recipes here on the blog, and I'd love to hear some of yours! If you need help … [Continue reading]

What Does Your Wall Look Like?


A newly painted wall does not hold its beauty for a very long time in this home. Fingerprints and scratches, fresh handwritten names in capital letters from the kindergartener births the recognition that a family lives within these walls.  And … [Continue reading]

Are You Thriving Or Surviving?

wall of motherhood

There is a wall in motherhood. You may know it. I believe it is made of steel, and the only way around it is  - UP. When we dreamily discover the new life growing inside of us, we are awakened with an emotion of anticipation and the expectancy and … [Continue reading]

It’s Here! {the Ultimate Healthy Living eBundle}

The Ultimate Healthy Living eBundle is here! I'm excited about this year's bundle. It is chock full of great books that cover all aspects  of healthy living, not just what you cook in your kitchen. There's great books on fitness & diet, yes. But … [Continue reading]