For as long as I can remember I have loved "old" things. I think that is partially why I have been so drawn to this whole Farmhouse vibe that seems to be so popular nowadays. The idea of simplicity, of having less but doing more, of being intentional, authentic, and hospitable. Growing up, my … Continue reading ARE YOU BUILDING TABLES OR FENCES?
Lord, Please be with my children today as they start school. Help them to grow more & more confident in the abilities you have given them. Help them to remember the values we have tried to instill in them. I pray that they are kind, helpful, respectful, brave & ready to learn today. Please be … Continue reading A BACK-2-SCHOOL PRAYER
We started homeschooling when it was the only option for our family. Our oldest was eager to learn but missed the Kindergarten cut off by a few days. Rather than make him wait, I jumped in as an official homeschool Momma. I had Pinterest boards and flashcards, fun crafts and field trip ideas. Some of … Continue reading WHY WE DECIDED TO STOP HOMESCHOOLING
For years I have cringed every time someone tried to comfort me with Jeremiah 29:11. Its a great verse, but when you can't see a light at the end of the tunnel, it gets hard to believe. I wanted to ask, HOW? How are you supposed to believe that your husband breaking his back was … Continue reading EMBRACING GOD’S PLAN WHEN YOURS IS FAILING
With Mother's Day in the rearview mirror & several plates overflowing with activities and responsibilities right now, I have been thinking... ...Mommas, we need to give ourselves some more grace. We need to admit that we cannot do it all, at least not without our sanity suffering! I know, we've all heard it before. Have … Continue reading FOR THE MOMMA WHO FEELS LIKE SHE DOESN’T DO ENOUGH
This weekend will be THIRTEEN years of marriage for JC and me. It has not always been easy. As we've grown in our faith I have learned that praying for your spouse & your marriage is SO important. One of my favorite memories of our wedding day was when my childhood pastor stopped, in the … Continue reading WAYS YOU CAN PRAY FOR YOUR MARRIAGE
One day when 7:30pm rolls around it won't be anything more then another hour in the day, but tonight they need me. Tonight, even though they have pushed me to my limits all day, tested boundaries and had to have more fights broken up then I could keep track of, tonight they need "big hugs … Continue reading BEDTIME REMINDERS – FOR THE WEARY MOMMA