An Instagram page I follow posed this question. What is a homemaker? For a long time, the first image that I conjured when I head the word “homemaker” was that of a woman in the classic billowy 1950s skirt, her hair perfectly coiffed and an apron slung around her teeny tiny waist as she serves […]Read More What is a Homemaker?
If you’ve been watching closely, you’ll notice that there was no The Great Homeschool Experiment: Week 4 post. That’s because we only had a half week of school last week. My sister got married and we had an absolute blast getting her ready, getting her married, and then enjoying some family time post wedding. That’s […]Read More “I don’t want to be good.” (The Great Homeschool Experiment: Weeks 4 & 5)
Week One of the Great Homeschool Experiment has been completed! There were ups and downs, but I ended every day feeling triumphant and exhausted. Here are some of my take-aways from the week. 1. Kids need routine, but readjusting to routine is brutal. My husband warned me of this. He’s a “real” teacher (I put […]Read More The Great Homeschool Experiment: Week 1
By now, many people have seen the article by Lori Alexander of The Transformed Wife entitled “Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins With No Tattoos.” I hope that if you’ve read that article, you’ve also read the rebuttal by Phylicia Masonheimer, which I can’t link here because it seems the webpage isn’t working. But do google it […]Read More Everybody Prefers Sinless People and Perfect Love
I always forget that running gives me a great opportunity to think and meditate. Today I was back at it again, hot pink running shoes laced up and my toddler strapped into the second-hand running stroller, and I’ve come back with some thoughts. It’s Valentine’s Day and I was feeling a touch bitter, not only […]Read More I Had To Climb A Hill To Get Perspective On Valentine’s Day
I’ll be the first to admit it… my faith gets pretty small sometimes. There are days when I feel like my problems are just too big for me to deal with while at the same time being too small and insignificant for God to notice. I don’t know when I bought into a theology that […]Read More Even the Winds and Seas…
The new year is fast upon us! Every year I see posts bearing the hashtag “new year, new me,” which I always think is good advice since we are called in Ephesians 4 to put off the old self and our former manner of life and put on the new self and live in the […]Read More 5 Steps to a Happier, Healthier You in 2018
To make something beautiful from ashes, something has to burn. And 2017 has been a wildfire. The first half of the year was absolutely heart wrenching as I felt like my life was being pulled to pieces. You all know that story, so I won’t dredge up the sordid details. I wallowed for a while, […]Read More Is 2017 Over Yet?
I always cry at weddings. There’s something so beautiful about seeing two people in love coming together to form a covenant and start their lives as a couple. It moves me to tears every time. There’s nothing like the way the groom looks at his bride as she’s revealed at the end of the aisle […]Read More The Gospel Shown Through Weddings
When I was a little girl, I knew a woman who frequently said negative things about her husband. Nearly every time I overheard her talking with her friends, she was complaining about that husband of hers; how nothing he did was right, how he didn’t love her enough, harping on every flaw he had. There […]Read More Speaking Like Great Women