Nothing Is Impossible

Last night I was thinking about a difficult situation that I want to have changed. I was very frustrated, feeling as though it could never turn out the way I’d hoped. Suddenly a Bible verse dropped into my mind: “Nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).  This verse is referring to Elizabeth bearing a child […] Read more…

Joseph and Joseph

This past week we attended a Bible camp as a family where my husband served as dean of the camp. It was for pre-teens, which is an age I love. They are enthusiastic, friendly and respectful. We were able to listen to encouraging messages from the main speaker and area pastors. We even got to […] Read more…

Is Ridiculous Okay?

Will came running up to me yesterday saying, “Mom, can I say the word ‘ridiculous’? Or is that just a word for grown-ups?” I told him that it was fine to say about something but that you shouldn’t call somebody that. Later I heard him mumbling something about a ridiculous doorknob… Speaking of words, Leah […] Read more…

A Dream and a Decision

Last night I had a dream that I was running with my husband. The only problem was, he was running faster than me and as hard as I tried, I couldn’t keep up. The dream ended with the alarm waking me. I never caught up to my hubby. This is also the way I have […] Read more…

Praise to God

Do you find it hard to express your feelings toward God, specifically in the area of praise? Sometimes I struggle with what words to say as I’m not a poetic person by nature. The book of Psalms contains beautiful poetic words of praise to God. Many of these Psalms are very special to me. I have read them […] Read more…

Helping Those in Need

I don’t usually read through the Parade magazine that comes in our Sunday paper, but I picked it up this morning to read about Angelina Jolie. She’s always intrigued me for some reason, and although her lifestyle isn’t something I’d choose, she said something interesting in the article.  “A refugee woman, living nowhere, raising five […] Read more…

Independence Day

What does “independence” mean to you? The freedom to live where you want, work where you want and worship where you want? Some of the very normal things we do each day of our own free will are taken for granted. Many Americans are not educated about the history of our country and I feel […] Read more…

Vegetables, Hobbies and a DIY Project

Will is always full of grown-up comments. The other day he came up with this: “Mom, my favorite things to do are read books and play with cars. Because I like to have lots of hobbies.” He’s apparently particular about his favorite vegetables too. The other day we were having veggies and dip and I […] Read more…

Proverbs 31:16 – Being Financially Wise

For the past few months, I have shared how the Proverbs 31 woman provides nourishing food for her family, lives frugally and blesses others using her Spirit-given gifts. From what we read in verse 16, it seems she was also a woman of wisdom and financial sense. “She considers a field and buys it; out of […] Read more…

A Long Absence

I have to apologize that I have been gone for a few weeks. Things got crazy around here, from a week of VBS to several graduations to our son Will getting his tooth pulled because of an infection. Needless to say, I haven’t been very organized. Thanks for bearing with me! We leave for a […] Read more…

Monkeys and Babies

Will was playing with his cars yesterday and showed me where his imaginary house was located. Then he proceeded to tell me that the long line of cars leading up his “driveway” was coming to visit him when he had a baby. I told him, “You know boys can’t have babies, right?” He sort-of smiled […] Read more…

Broccoli Ham and Cheese Pockets

I found these Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Pockets in an old magazine and had to try them! They ended up being a hit with our family. These pics were taken right before we replaced our countertops, so you can enjoy the totally rad pink 1980’s laminate for this post :) Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Pockets Adapted from […] Read more…

Tuesday’s Tasty Treat…on Hiatus

Hey everyone, Early this morning I got my wisdom teeth extracted (all 4 of them!) and went under general anesthesia. I am barely feeling coherent enough to write this message much less post the lovely recipe I was hoping to share with you! Hopefully I’ll feel much better tomorrow and will go ahead and do […] Read more…

Learning His Manners

Recently I have been explaining to Will that he can’t ask for food at people’s houses. I figured it was clear that we should always wait until something is offered to us for us to say “yes” and then accept that offer. But yesterday he told his friend next door, a boy his same age, […] Read more…

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