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 →

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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 →

We don’t grieve as the world grieves

Last night, I had the privilege of being somewhere most people wouldn't think a privilege: I sat with one of my best friends in her living room, waiting and watching as her husband of almost twenty years passed from life on earth to eternal life with Jesus. Only a couple weeks before, they'd found out... Continue Reading →

You can find me (not) here

Hey, everyone! I realized (hopefully not too late in the game) that my A to Z Challenge comments left on WordPress blogs are leading everyone here, rather than my editing blog, Easy Reader, which is where all my own A to Z posts are located. If you've ended up here by mistake, I hope it's... Continue Reading →

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