2017, The Year of Gratitude

diamonds taking shape

Someone asked me what the best thing about Christmas was for me this year. Before this year, I might have thought about all the people I spent Christmas with, the gifts, the music, the tinsel, the “magic” of the season… but this year, although all of those things are PART of the holiday “magic”, only […]

Of Prodigals

Mommy and Meesa

I’ve been homeschool blogging since 2005. I started homeschooling when my kids were 2 and 4. I’ve been at it a loooong time, and now my eldest son is graduating at 19. BUT – if you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I have TWO teenagers, not just one. My daughter is […]

A Slow December (and why that’s not such a bad thing)

Christmas Tree

Ever get the feeling that God is intentionally slowing you down? Well that’s where I’m at this 2015 Advent season. I started out on a roll, getting the tree up before Advent started… then… I caught the same cold that my four year old has had THREE times now since early November. We’ve been down […]

My November Roof Story

Leaky Roof and Rain

I’m sorry for the informality, but I have been just soaking in life lately and catching it as it comes, so there will be no grand lessons or tips from me. I am not sure I ever imagined that life would be as busy as it is right now with two teenagers and two youngsters, […]

When You’re on the Potter’s Wheel

Fork in the Road

The other day, in a moment of grief, looking down at the ground in deep thought, I walked right over this pitiful fork. It was at the edge of the driveway next to the waste container the garbage truck had emptied, limb missing and shattered down the length of her body. She called for my […]

This Present Darkness

Reading Before Bed

Just a little note before bedtime: Sometimes you have to escape for a bit and hide in a book. Especially if you are fighting spiritual battles in real life and not just along with your fictional book character friends. I like picking books that sneak a few spiritual lessons in – even through a fiction […]