Trusting Even When You Can’t See

I have an irrational fear of lakes. Lake water is generally murky and don’t like not being able to see what I’m jumping into. I’m not afraid of jumping. I’ll jump off the highest diving boards into the deepest pools as long as the water is clear with absolutely no hesitation. But jumping into water […]

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Bye-bye, 2020!

So 2020… What a bizarre time! Whether your personal pandemic plight has been rife with sorrow or has been relatively easy, we’ve all felt the heaviness of a year of full of economic turmoil, political angst, and illness in one shape or another. I remember that last New Year’s Eve, as I sat with my […]

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Thanksgiving: 2020 Edition

It’s Thanksgiving! I have thoughts and they’re going to be a little frazzled because I’m sporting a fever (not Covid-19, don’t worry! It’s ye olde November cold, just hitting me hard this year). 2020 has been a truly wild ride. From the Covid-19 panic to election stress to racial tensions to economic hardship, I think […]

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Little People Know

Sometimes I fear we underestimate how smart kids are. But kids remember so many odd little facts! Even the most seemingly inattentive kids recall more than you’d ever expect. I was listening to my Bible one morning while I made breakfast. I like to have my personal devotions alone in my bedroom and use that […]

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Home Hospitality

Happy Monday! Writing again from a prompt. This week’s was, “How is hospitality a foundational pillar of a homemaker’s home?” Oh this is a tricky one. I used to have a real problem with hospitality. Part of it is my introverted nature. I’m shy, I get nervous and fight social anxiety in crowds. The thought […]

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Training for a Marathon

Oh I have thoughts to ramble through… I’ve talked about how our girls sit in church with us before. It started as a necessity. With Covid regulations putting a halt to children’s church, there was no way to send our duo of wild ladies downstairs while we soaked in a sermon. This left us no […]

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Heart of the Homemaker

“How does a homemaker care for her heart, so that she can maintain her home with a life-giving rhythm?” So read the writing prompt from The Homemaker’s Club Instagram page I enjoy. I immediately thought of a Bible verse I had drilled into me as a kid in the Kingdom Seekers girls’ group. “How can […]

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Chapter Two

Marriage is a huge undertaking. Parenting also can be challenging. But those things in combination with family blending? Phew, what an adventure! When I first started to date my now husband, there were many delicate issues we had to work around. While there are several resources for widows and widowers who are heading into Chapter […]

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