New Project, New Home

I’ve been blogging on and off for a decade. There have been seasons where I blogged daily and felt that my community online was more important, more encouraging than my almost non-existent real life community. Now is not one of those seasons. I am invested in the people that surround me now. I am in love… Read more »

This stirs something in me

I’ve watched this more than once. God stirs something in me each time. Now I’m praying about it. Would it be possible for little old me to raise the funds for a house? It’s difficult for us to even keep up with our household bills each month. When living paycheck to paycheck is our reality, is… Read more »

Whatever is Good

I want to write. It’s been a while so I am tempted to feel overwhelmed by all the possible topics. I don’t know where to start. There are literally thousands of jumping off points where a story of some kind would form. I sit here in this 2800 and something square foot house, completely alone. Julian is… Read more »


Have you ever been so desperately in need of furniture that you purchased it on one of those God-awful pay plans that promise No Interest or Payments for 72 Months! And then you find yourself still making payments on furniture that fell apart years ago. Yeah, me neither! But if you did, every time that you make that… Read more »

Change, better get used to it.

This past August my husband and I drove our youngest – our only daughter – to college. It was a 4 hour trek and once we arrived we slowed slightly, pushed her, her suitcases, and two sets of twin bedding out the window of the truck. Then we happily drove off laughing and pinching each other to be sure we weren’t dreaming. We were FINALLY… Read more »

We’re all just one big happy family

My parents had seven children. Yes, they are Catholic. Now stop interrupting. I was the sixth born, second girl and probably the best baby they had. Except that I wasn’t. That distinction always, always goes to the youngest child especially if it is a girl. Which she is. We are, for all those looking in from… Read more »

I died laughing

I could watch this a hundred times and still want to see it one more time. Jimmy’s reaction just when he realizes that he actually could have had a date with Nicole is priceless. I almost feel sorry for his wife because, although I’m sure he loves her and is happily married, his facial expressions… Read more »

Life should have rules

You probably won’t learn any profound things reading here. Well, you may but I highly doubt they’ll be from me. I really just want this to be a place where anyone can visit, acknowledge that life has thrown a punch or twelve their way, and leave encouraged. If not encouraged by the words others reply,… Read more »

Getting started. Again.

Years ago, over ten to be more precise, I started blogging. I have had multiple blogs over the years and more recently just taken a long break from writing on a personal blog. It’s been… nice. But I never feel like I can permanently leave this online world. Even in the midst of the break I knew… Read more »

  • Psalm 118:17

    Although normally on Saturdays I simply post a favorite blog, today my favorite blog is this one. Once you hear what I have to say, I think you’ll agree. Last night I got the phone call everyone dreads, someone I love was in the hospital and the doctors gave little hope for his recovery. It… Read more »

  • Obedience in the Little Things

    For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life … John 6:40 My heart was breaking after spending just a short time on a Christian bulletin board the other day. Maybe you’ve had this same experience. This board was filled with comments from people… Read more »

  • Their Arrogance is Showing

    It’s just about time to order our next school year’s curriculum and I find myself wanting to do research into my options again for a third time. I’m not real thrilled about it either. The first year we used the Christian Liberty Academy curriculum. This year we purchased the curriculum through Accelerated Christian Education. Although… Read more »

  • Am I Useable?

    When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 As I read this passage this morning it struck me that I sometimes buy into the world’s view of people. I remember… Read more »

  • True Discipleship

    We are now fast approaching the end of our second year of homeschooling. It is truly one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things I have ever done. When I first had children, I never considered staying home with them. I wasn’t Christian at the time and it seemed quite natural for me to simply… Read more »

  • God Answers Prayer

    Last night when we had just finished praying my little girl asked, “Why do we each say, yes Lord, during each others prayers?” We’ve always done this since she was a toddler so I guess she always felt comfortable saying it herself but she didn’t really know why. This started a discussion on the verses… Read more »

  • Just the sound of His name…

    One man gives freely, yet gains even more, another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. – Proverbs 11:24-25 Do you agree with me that America today and much of the western culture included teaches us to be selfish? In fact, saving everything… Read more »

  • Dear Ones…

    I pray that having been raised with Christ to a new life, thus sharing His resurrection from the dead, that every one of us aim for and seek the rich, eternal treasures that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of the Father. May we set our minds and keep our minds… Read more »