For Reflection: July 5

We do not draw people to Christ by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they will want with all their hearts to know the source of it. - Madeleine L’Engle ...more

before I start wandering and mumbling about…

Friends. Friends friends friends. Friends ....more

WordSwag – A Bloggers Best Friend

We’re back from our vacation! I feel like vacation is an underwhelming word for it. Mini-sabbatical might be better, especially for me and the kids ....more

Checking In

So did I mention we’re on vacation? It’s been the longest vacation of my life and we still have a week to go. We were planning on being gone for 2 weeks but my Grandma passed away on the 8th so my sister Kathi and I drove up early for the funeral ....more

I Stopped Doing My Husband’s Laundry

Sometime last year Duff started doing his own laundry. It was weird at first; I felt like I was skipping school or something. Like, as a mostly stay-at-home/work-at-home mom, this is one of THE THINGS I’m supposed to take care of ....more

I’m published!

In an ebook. By one of my favorite bloggers. Here’s a little backstory ....more

My Summer Must-Have List for Kids

I get emails from new mom friends every now and then asking about what products I recommend for different phases and seasons. Summer tends to be a big one for this, because people are getting ready to take their kids to the pool or the beach for the first time. As we left the pool.. ....more

For Reflection: June 7

Poor though I am, despised, forgotten. Yet God, my God, forgets me not; And He is safe and must succeed for whom The Lord is sure to plead. — William Cowper ...more

shaking the shadow of inadequacy

Yesterday morning Piper woke up early. I’ve been up with kids enough to be able to estimate what time it is by the sunlight – or lack thereof – and today it was definitely still dark. Before 7 am ....more

Favorite Things – May 28

I don’t do these very often but I LOVE a good favorite things post. I know a lot of us are transitioning from the school year to summer and for me, that takes a lot of mental and emotional energy. We aren’t even done with school yet but I find myself gearing up for a.. ....more