Thoughts on a life lived looking down

When our oldest daughters became teens a decade or so ago, none of their friends had cell phones. Since then electronic communication has exploded....more

Frugal Friday

You know, at first I was feeling like I didn’t have a lot to say about frugality this week....more

family time

I’m still here, kinda....more

grace, guidance, and grudge-holding

I’ve been hashing over a dilemma that has plagued me to a degree ever since my first kid told me no, andcontinues to challenge me these days as we parent many teens....more

Summer projects for outdoor fun

Recently while thinking about the summery fun I’m hoping to have with my family, I came across several ideas that I thought would be fun to try. Easy DIY Firepit — John got me one of these metal firepits for my birthday last summer, and we’re thinking it would be really fun to jazz it up with a rock surround like this one....more

Giveaway: The Nesting Place

Folks, I am soooo excited about this lovely book!...more

Running to our Saviour

We’re the lilies of the field Covered by the sun We’re the sparrows of the air Lifted by his love Oh, oh, oh, seasons come and go He is ever closer To take the last breathe here Is to leave behind the tears we cry With nothing left to fear We’re running to our savior ...more

Frugal friday– and ways to save at the store

Whew! It’s frugal Friday again, and somehow I’ve taken a blogging vacation this week. Except, instead of FEELING like a vacation, it felt like driving and more driving ....more

A happy weekend

Happy weekend for us– Jared, our third born and oldest son, graduated from college with a degree in computer science!...more

(not so) frugal Friday

Oh, I’ve had a busy week!...more