At the beginning of our marriage in 2003, we had a lot of debt. Over $80k, to be exact. It seemed insurmountable, but with some great resources (more on that later), and God’s provision, we were debt free within three years. And we did it without high paying jobs and while continuing to tithe 10% of our income.Read More
Mothering is hard, exhausting work. And that’s on a good day! There comes a season for every mother when she is tempted to throw in the towel (if only she could find a clean one, as Crystal Paine likes to say), when she genuinely wonders whether her failures as a mother can possibly be redeemed.Read More
You may have noticed a lack of blog posts over the past few weeks…Not to worry, I’m still here!
The truth of the matter is, Read More
I’d Rather Be Doing Something…Alone
As a type A, task-oriented, “high functioning introvert”, some of my best moments are spent alone–creating, reflecting, accomplishing. Crossing items off my to-do list. Making things happen. Motivating others. Planning great things.
If you’re familiar with the biblical account of Mary and Martha, I’m definitely a Martha. I’m a doer. Stopping to focus on relationships can be a real challenge–I’d rather be doing something.
As a wife and homeschooling mother of threeRead More
Much Ado About Shakespeare
I have always loved Shakespeare. Who doesn’t? His words are witty, his characters familiarly flawed, his story lines delightfully convoluted.
And so, when our homeschooling book list included selections of the famous poet’s tales for children, I was delighted. That is, until my poor firstborn son showed signs of difficulty in keeping up with the characters. And the places. And all the twists and turns in the story lines.Read More
Looking for fun DIY valentines that don’t include candy? Try these outer space valentines–they’re out of this world!Read More
O Christmas Tree
A favorite Christmas tradition for many families is decorating the tree. I get sort of nostalgic thinking back over the evolution of my family’s collection of ornaments, hodgepodged together over the years…Read More
Do your kids like to look through the toy catalogs that appear en masse in the mail box at this time of the year? While most Christmas catalogs are pure commercial marketing pitches aimed at our kids, this is one catalog you’ll want your children to pour over.
Before this Nature Walk series comes to an end, I can’t resist sharing one final bonus tip. It’s super easy and fun to do, and will add much more meaning to your nature walks…Read More