Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Valentine's Day 2018

We had a yummy family breakfast, then a Valentine's party with our homeschool group, followed by a picnic supper at church. It was a fun day with way too much sugar. Annie made a precious Valentine for Huck all on her own. I love the spelling!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Another link from Honey

I just haven't had time to catch my breath and write lately (life is going well, just juggling a few too many things at the moment). So today you get a link to Lisa Leonard writing about her son David. Thanks for sharing it with me, Mom/Honey. Click here to read "Honoring the Pain."

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Nora's Third Birthday!

Happy birthday, precious Nora! You are loved and treasured and delighted in. May your third year be a year of joy as you grow.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Kids' Favorites

We love (Jacob especially, he memorizes so much better when facts are set to music) Scripture memory cds, and we have several. Hide 'Em In Your Heart, Hidden in My Heart, and G.T. and the Halo Express (a favorite from when I was a kid). But we recently discovered Slugs and Bugs cds and my kids adore them. At first listen, I'm like "what is this" but after a listen or two the kids are singing along to the sacred and the silly. Two thumbs up from our house!

Also, Annie's grandparents gave her a coloring Bible for Christmas that she is really enjoying. She colors along with whatever verses our pastor is teaching on during the sermon. Another two thumbs up!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

"I can trust God with this." Good reminders for a Friday.

Good reminders here: Six Words to Say Through Tears

This was a paragraph my Mom shared from her Bible Study Fellowship notes on Romans 5:1-11:
"Where do you find lasting peace? Where do you find your security? When does suffering make any sense? In our fallen world, these questions are unanswerable. We are mired in a worldly search for these unattainable goals. Yet, from heaven, God gives us the answer through His Son. Through faith in Jesus Christ, we are reconciled to Him, given security in Him, and we mature through the suffering we encounter in this world. Christians' lives are not glorious because there are never dark days or difficult circumstances. Christians' lives are glorious because we live with Christ. Through faith, we boast: God holds no hostility toward us; we live in peace with Him; He secures our lives forever; He is always doing what is best for all His children. Are you resting from worry, chaos, fear and pain by enjoying God's perfect peace?"

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


I still haven't gotten to those Christmas pictures. We've been getting our house ready for the market instead (almost ready to list!) Praying for the right buyer! So, no pictures today. Instead I'm going to share my latest make-the-best-use-of-my-time tool. Podcasts! I know I'm late to the party on this, but last summer when I started back to working out after David's birth, I was so tired of the same news that plays over and over at the gym. I thought, why don't I try this podcast thing my friends are talking about? Now I'm hooked. :) What a great way to add value to my time! I listen to podcasts while exercising, making dinner, and getting chores done during naptime. My favorites are The World and Everything In It and Listening In. Sometimes I find good stuff on the ERLC podcast, and the God-Centered Mom. I also subscribe to sermons from a couple of pastors from our former churches. Do you have a favorite podcast? Hurray for another time-efficiency trick!