Priorities.  Knowing your priorities, and the importance of keeping those priorities in proper order, has always been encouraged here.  I’ve quite openly shared with you that my priorities are, in this particular order:  God, husband, children, home, church/ministry, everything else.  I’ve also shared, from time to time, that when our priorities are out of order, we can get […]

C’Mon Over

     Oh, how I wish I could say that to you!  I would so dearly love to open my home and invite you all for lunch!  Wouldn’t that be fun?  In truth, I’m really not a terrific hostess.  My guests are treated quite casually and are generally served family fare.  That’s often kept me from having folks […]

Think On These Things

     You all are so kind.  If I go more than a day or two without a proper post, e-mails and messages begin arriving asking if we’re okay.  Not only is that kind, it’s also very much appreciated.  We are okay.  We’ve had a few sniffles and coughs, but no one has really been sick. 


Books Read (Completed) in 2009

     This year, rather than trying to write lengthy reviews of all of the books I’ve read, I will offer just a few words here along with a rating of one to five stars (*).  As I finish each book, I’ll do a brief entry as a separate post, and then add that to this cumulative […]

The Explosive Child


     I’ve hesitated to post any sort of review or commentary about this book.  I’ve hesitated for several reasons.  Not everyone lives with a child who has been diagnosed with neurological disorders, and it has never been my intention to expose all of Will’s problems here.  He is a blessing in my life, […]

Simple Assurance

     A simple bit of assurance for you to ponder in the days ahead:

     “Luther was once found at a moment of peril and fear, when he had need to grasp unseen strength, sitting in an abstracted mood tracing on the table with his finger the words, “Vivit!  Vivit!”  (“He lives!  He lives!”).  It is our […]

Blowing The Budget With A Simple Flick Of The Wrist

     I had a delightful day today, I really did.  My children and I bustled about a bit this morning with our normal daily chores and such, all of us looking forward to the fact that we had company coming.  A sweet friend from church, and most of her precious children, were joining us for lunch […]

Just A Quick Note or Two

     The Internet can be a cold, impersonal place.  It can also be a warm, friendly place.  Last night I mentioned that I would send the brown knit hat to the first person who left a comment asking for it.  Ace was first.  tjsnana (Bren) was second.  After reading about the serious COLD that is […]

Just As It Should Be

     What a blessedly busy, full week we are having, just as it should be!  Our weather is spectacular – sunny, warm and absolutely lovely.  We do, however, desperately need some rainfall; but I cannot be too disappointed as we have enjoyed a few days of working outside in the sunshine.

     Homeschooling has, at long […]

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Book Review

     Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, by Barbara Kingsolver, was an incredibly inspiring book for me.  Ms. Kingsolver and her family committed themselves to a year long experiment, of sorts, in growing and raising as much of their own food as they could, supplemented only by food grown or raised within a […]