Hey Mama Monday

Hey Mama
  Hey Mama, Even on the worst day, was it all worth it? Would you change a thing? Put those kids back where they came from and never look back? In the moments of frustration and even grief (and those moments do come) with our children, when they are being so foolish and illogical .

Stained Gratitude

thankful for troubles
  This Side of Eternity, No Blessing is Unstained I’m writing this from my neat and tidy, newly refurbished computer. Every time my kids and I sit down to record a podcast episode, we first stop and thank God for putting us in a time and place where technology like this is available to us,
improve reading fluency for slow readers
  I am in my fourth year of homeschooling my son and learning to read has been a slow process for him. He’s made a lot of progress recently, but the one remaining obstacle that I see is for him to achieve enough fluency to feel confident reading in public. In co-op, Sunday school, or

Do I Really Want My Child to be Like Me?

role models
  Oscar Wilde once said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” Many of us will be familiar with the first half of this famous quote. But do we actively seek to copy greatness? Who is great enough to be worthy of imitation? Am I worthy of imitation? As

Enjoy the Ride

  The middle is often an uncomfortable place to be. Between the pages of a favorite mystery we hope we guessed correctly, waiting to see if we have followed the clues correctly. Going through a do-to list, waiting for news of a loved one’s health, and most processes involve a beginning, a middle, and an

Seasons of Gratitude

things we might forget to be thankful for
  Thanksgiving is just weeks away, and my mind fills with thoughts of family, fellowship, and good food. I enjoy taking a day off to spend time reflecting on the blessings of life. My children and I normally start a thankful tree at the beginning of November and go to the end of the month.

Lord, I Thank You

Have To Be Thankful For
  On November 1, 2017, Kevin and I will be celebrating ten years of marriage; so keeping with the season of gratefulness I decided to share a few testimonies. As we were raising our firstborn, Bear, I was excited because Kevin always said that once we could afford it, he’d let me come home full

30 Day Challenge: Conscious Living

Conscious Living
  Gratitude a matter of conscious living, NOT of the heart! Awareness that I am needing a thankful perspective, yet practically what does that look like? When my kids are displaying attitudes of entitlement, unappreciative of what has been given, and then always wanting more, how do I cultivate in them grateful living? With a

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