It’s OK!

I was chatting with my dear friend today about parenting. In our culture today, most people experience parenting as such: You have a couple babies or three, they become toddlers, preschoolers, elementary kids until eventually you find yourself the parent of a house full of teens then eventually adults. Less often but still pretty common…

Childhood Trauma

I was very traumatized in sixth grade choir.  I’ll pause as the stunned laughter subsides….. Yes. I was in choir.  In sixth grade.  You didn’t actually have to be able to sing.  The elementary school I attended was experimenting with electives and one was choir. I took it. And I was traumatized they day they…

Are We There Yet?

I stood there in the cold.  Dreary winter had defeated me.  After a string of events leaving me frustrated, there we stood.  I’d been trying for days to get this firewood cut so it could be split and carried inside.  Almost out of propane and just a few pieces of split wood left, the chainsaw…

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On a Mission

I just returned from an amazing trip.  It was….incredible.  I returned, but a chunk of my heart didn’t. Here is why: I absolutely fell in love with this little boy.  And I’m not alone.  He stole my husband’s heart, too.  So much so, that he made this little blocks to give to our new little…

Why I Blog

I started this little blog (ok, technically it was on another blog hosting site) in November of 2009 because I was a stay at home, homeschooling momma who loved to write and needed an outlet for all my many words. Since then a lot has changed.  I’ve added 2 kids to the mix and have…

A Scary Post With No Title

This post is months in the making. It has been rolling around in my brain for a long time. I think many of us need to hear this. I have the great opportunity, if I word well here, to help heal hearts. I have the even more likely opportunity, if I word poorly here, to…

Separation: The Enemy of Joy

A few days ago I published a blog post about the rough time we’ve been having.  I really wasn’t going to post it, I hate to sound whiny, but I felt God nudging me to share.  So I did. I must say, the outpouring of support was wonderful.  But you know what was really surprising?…