It's hard to believe we are halfway through January already. I mentioned in my first post of the year that I wanted to focus this year on that little vision I had of the upside-down-ness of the kingdom of God, and it was so interesting to me to listen to a weekly podcast series that … Continue reading Healing my Father Wounds
One week ago today, I read this post and decided to take a break from social media. The post itself was not what convinced me; I'd been thinking about it for a long while and had actually considered getting rid of my smartphone altogether in the new year. The post was written by someone who … Continue reading The first week
It happened during my recent miscarriage. On the first Sunday of Advent, we learned that I was expecting another baby. A few weeks later, we learned that the baby had died. It was in the throes of the pain from the miscarriage that it happened. I was up in the night with cramps and remember … Continue reading My break from social media
Happy spring, friends! The weather is just beginning to warm up here in New Hampshire, and each day new patches of green are popping up on the lawn, and it is so exciting. The winters are long here, and while we are giddy with the newness of the snow in December, there is something about … Continue reading Chip and JoJo, y’all!
Somehow, I blinked and it's November. Which means that I'll blink again and it'll be Christmas. Which means that I need to get cracking on some of my handmade Christmas gifts that I'm planning for teachers and loved ones.
I just wanted to share this sweet book that we got from the library yesterday. It is written and illustrated by someone who was homeschooled and talks about the fact that when we home school, we are always learning and the world is our classroom. The illustrations are so sweet and a little chaotic, which … Continue reading This is my Home, This is my School
So, chaos. Folks, it is just everywhere around me these days and I am working hard to embrace it. We had an amazing summer. Truly, the best one we've ever had as a family, I think. Some combination of our new home, the garden, the chickens (we love having chickens!), the lake nearby, and the … Continue reading Want to do a Bible study?
I wouldn't say I'm a dog lover, exactly, though I've always preferred dogs to cats. I am a dog liker. They're nice and all, but for the most part, I don't go out of my way for them. Meet Blarney, our goldendoodle, whose fifth birthday is today. If you've read some of our story, then you know … Continue reading Blarney
The best way to start a new endeavor is probably NOT just to write a few posts and then let it sit for a few months and not touch it. But that is what happened over here, as we were busy finishing up our school year, and exploring our new yard in the spring, while I've … Continue reading Catching up
It's ridiculous how fast these baby booties are to make. I had some down time in bed this weekend, recovering yet again from strep throat, which seems to hit me anytime I'm fatigued or run down at all. The trouble is, I can't just sit in bed and do nothing. (Anyone else like this, too?) … Continue reading Quick and Easy Baby Booties