You’re so practical, James

When our creative team at work began to plan our promo for the next sermon series, an eleven-week study of the book of James, we came up with the title "FaithWorks." As all the graphics and plans started to come together, I started getting excited about going through this particular book once again. It had... Continue Reading →

We Are the World Blogfest

Hey, everyone, I thought I'd give a quick heads-up today so you all might pop on by next Friday, August 25, to my blog. I'm participating in a blog hop called "We Are The World Blogfest" (tagged on social media as #WATWB). The idea of this blogfest is just as the picture above states: in... Continue Reading →

Our baby is 24

Our oldest child (who is certainly no longer a child by anyone's definition) turned twenty-four years old this past week, and I have no idea how that happened. Wasn't it just a handful of years ago that I was pregnant? There are times when it sure seems like it was yesterday. The oldest child in... Continue Reading →

It’s birthday season

In our household, July kicks off four months of birthdays. Our youngest was born in July, our oldest in August, my husband in September, and our middle son in October. They all get to rest up through the winter so they can prepare themselves for my birthday in February, but that's for another post. Today... Continue Reading →

You plant corn, you get corn

Over the last couple weeks, I've gotten to enjoy some much-needed down time with my family. My husband found himself with two weeks' layoff and I made up my mind to try to enjoy as much of it with him as possible. Because our work schedules are in opposition to each other, our time together... Continue Reading →

Am I a homeschool burnout?

Now that we've officially wrapped up this year's schooling, complete with evaluation, portfolio, and the turning in of paperwork, I can admit something as I look toward our final year of homeschooling: I'm more than done. Am I tired of homeschooling? Maybe. This year has been one of the "struggle" years, as we dealt with... Continue Reading →

Why we write

I was talking to my friend, Stan, the other night about what's going on in our lives. We hadn't caught up in a while, and he was telling me about his realization that God is working good things through the very things that are making him miserable. We've always been pretty real with each other... Continue Reading →

Are we sharpening one another?

  Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. —Proverbs 27:17 ESV When you work every Sunday, a holiday weekend doesn't really hold the same type of appeal as it does for most. The "woohoo three-day weekend" isn't really three days in a row, and the Monday holiday observance often only makes the remainder of... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day reflections

Once again, Mother's Day has rolled around as it has every year, and once again I find myself mentally reviewing parenthood in general. Anyone who is a parent knows there are times—sometimes more often than not—when parenting seems like a losing battle. Nobody really prepares you for what parenting does to you, whether mentally, physically,... Continue Reading →

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