A Mother’s Heart

          “I can read everything written on child raising, closely supervise their activities, develop meaningful dialogue, and stay up late worrying – and still miss the target…….We can take them to church, but we can’t make them worship.  We can require Bible reading, but we can’t make them enjoy doing it.  We can provide an […]

Walking a Country Mile With One Another

     Thank you all so much for your prayers and sweet words for William.  He’s doing great!  The pneumonia symptoms are gone and he’s had no asthma symptoms since late Sunday night.  I’m so very thankful!  He’s still dealing just a bit with side effects from the antibiotics, but those will pass with time.  […]

Working Vacation

     Copper and I enjoyed the first day of his vacation yesterday by spending most of the day in town.  He had a couple of church errands to run, and he bought me lunch out, too.  The rest of the day was spent having paint mixed, picking out closet doors and blinds, and buying baseboard.  […]

A Peek at the Week Ahead

     Homeschooling – It’s been a struggle lately with one of my boys.  I’m praying for the wisdom to move past the brick wall we’ve hit.       In My Home – Will’s asthma and pneumonia kept me hopping last week and none of the deep cleaning got done.  Honestly, very little of the weekly stuff […]

From My Commonplace Book

Thus the very hour of disillusionment with my brother becomes incomparably salutary, because it so thoroughly teaches me that neither of us can ever live by our own words and deeds, but only by that one Word and Deed which really binds us together – the forgiveness of sins in Jesus Christ.  When the morning […]

I’m Not One……

     I’m not one to run to the doctor or pharmacy for every little thing.  I like to let fevers do their work and allow viruses to run their course.  However, today I’m thankful for many things in my William’s life.     I’m thankful for:

A much-beloved pediatrician who opens up an appointment when she is, […]

Lots of Little Doors

     In establishing my reading goals for this year, I included a category of “just for fun” books.  That heading gives me a lot of flexibility, including the opportunity to work some pieces of juvenile fiction into my own reading basket.  N. D. Wilson’s 100 Cupboards is the first piece of juvenile fiction I’ve read […]



     The central rooms of my home are dark even on a sunny day.  My kitchen, dining area and living room are all interior rooms, with no windows of their own.  These darker rooms are actually quite cool and nice in the heat of summer, but it’s dark and rainy today.



      According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary, a barometer can be a tool that indicates fluctuations.  It can also mean a standard or test.  Yes, yes, of course it’s most commonly known as a tool to aid in the forecasting of weather, and perhaps that definition will suit my purposes, too.  Let’s find […]

Comprehensive Topical Studies – Easy as A-B-C (One of My Favorite Resources)

     I’m not much of a fan of textbooks.  I prefer, instead, to give my children living books for as long as I can, and for as many subjects as I can.  They learn more, understand more and retain more.  I said quite a bit more about this just about a year ago.  Over the […]