We tried for a few months. All of a sudden, there was an extra line on the test. It was faint- but very there. I tested again a few days later, and it was much darker. There was life. And then the sickness hit. Like a forceful storm, it covered everything. All-the-things were hard. I … Continue reading He Lived and Is Loved.
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
Last year, I shared my "word" for the year, which was Presence. I really wanted to focus more on being in the Presence of my Savior, as well as being totally in the presence of my children and friends. I always have so much on the go, I felt very scattered. I learned a lot … Continue reading Seeking Joy in a Sad, Dark Place
When putting away the Christmas clutter decorations, I wrote a letter to pack along with them and open next December. I know it will be new again, and I won't remember writing it, because I wrote a grocery list last week and I didn't remember anything on that by the time I get to the … Continue reading A Letter to Myself
A little while ago, I had a great concern for my hair. Notably, it stopped growing completely and I would even say that it had shrunk in length. I could barely get a brush through it, and it felt like wire. My diet is fine (from what I've researched), I take vitamins, and I was … Continue reading He Knew
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
Each day we are given 24 hours, or 1 440 minutes, or 86 400 seconds. I'm embarrassed to say that I have squandered a great deal of them. "Presence" is my theme this year. I wanted to spend more time in Jesus' presence, and actively participate in the presence of those around me. When you … Continue reading Ordering My Days