I'm sure we've all heard or just somehow "known" the unspoken rule- do not announce your pregnancy until you are at least 12 weeks. Well, I'm not sure what Bible verse they use to back it up, but I have looked through almost all of them regarding pregnancy and loss- and there isn't one. I … Continue reading Rejoice With Those Who Rejoice
In the day and age of cell phones, busy schedules and so much on-the-go, old fashioned visiting and having company over has really fallen by the wayside. It wasn't that long ago that days "out" consisted of spending afternoons at the neighbors' or visiting on porches in the summer: now everyone is cocooned in their … Continue reading Hospitality and Children
*Disclaimer: If you are high on life and thankful for everything from the newspaper boy to the cutlery in your kitchen, then this post isn't for you.* I'll never forget my first thanksgiving as a newly married wife. We had just moved to the Far North (make fun if you want, but it is nearly … Continue reading You Don’t Have to be Thankful
It just does. As surely as there's life, there's death. They go hand in hand. I knew I was expecting three days before my period was even due. When you do natural family planning, you kinda know. It was so crazy: I ovulated twice in one month which completely came as a surprise. We were ready … Continue reading Life hurts.
Part of the beauty of homeschooling is that we can add so much to our day. When five or six subjects are done in less than two hours, it guarantees that there's enough time for fun, extra learning, and life skills. So we got into Easter. Hands, feet and noses deep. We did this beautiful … Continue reading Intentionally Easter
Sometimes the ones that preach tolerance the most, actually are the quickest to judge and condemn.Oh, do I love Facebook. It is, literally, my only outlet to the outside world on most days. Like, where grown ups are. I don't know if your newsfeed looks like mine, but sometimes I get so angry, I have … Continue reading Quick! Your Tolerance is Showing!
This is just for fun! Lucky for most strangers in town, I love Jesus, and do not reply as I do here. And again, this is from STRANGERS. I don't know if I live in a filter-less town, or that the affliction of saying the first thing that pops into your head to random people … Continue reading What Not to Say to Someone Who’s Expecting