Christmas Treasure

Christmas Blur

Are you listening to the sounds of December? The clinking of spoons in hot chocolate mugs, the rustle of cats in the Christmas tree, the tinking of bells on shop doors, familiar carols, and audible shivers as friends tighten their scarves… Are you smelling the smells of December? Baking cookies, pine needles, cold winter air […]

On Raising Godly Teenagers…

Cross Roads Teens

Having toddlers and teenagers at the same time is just HARD, people. I dare you to try it sometime. Lest you start going on about how I’m a saint, let me clear up the record for you: this homeschool blogging mama may have great intentions, but I don’t have it all together. My goal is to […]

Bibles for Uganda… and Answered Prayers You Didn’t Even Know You Had Prayed

Bibles for Uganda

I had to share my God moment that happened this week… even though it wasn’t something I had on my sadly neglected blogging calendar that was put aside for sick kids with fevers, field trips to the pumpkin patch and getting my handgun license this week. Somehow God was able to sneak in one of […]

When Autumn Leaves Begin to Fall

A Texas Fall

I miss the Arkansas leaves this time of year. Texas trees never know what to wear in Autumn. We are lucky to get a couple of weeks at Thanksgiving with reds and yellows; unless you count the few yards where some brave soul has dared to plant a more showy tree and has taken the […]

Emptying to Be Filled

His Yoke is Easy, His Burden Light

There hasn’t been room to do much more than breathe in the past month for me. I haven’t even been sleeping full nights because of the to-do list. The bags were barely unpacked from the last trip when I stuffed them full for today’s women’s retreat; they tell the story of a woman who needs to slow […]

Memorial Day 2014 ~ and a Movie Suggestion

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Some of us, the brave ones, put aside selfish desires to afford others the right to be free. I hope that all of us are remembering the sacrifices – of life and limb – that all our ancestors and relatives and friends have given so that we can enjoy our BBQ and time with family […]

Still in the Saga… and a Story of How God Answered a Prayer

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It’s funny how God brings you through layers of new revelations if you stick with Him through a difficulty. You get a glimpse of the beauty in the pain of a transformation at the potter’s wheel. This last two weeks has been a flurry of motion – doing the next thing – putting fires out […]