The 4 Gift Christmas

We’ve never been people who go completely overboard on Christmas, and not just because we simply don’t have the cash. We don’t tend to be people who shop deals throughout the year and keep gifts stored away for the big day. We usually pick a day in December when the kids are all in school.. ....more

For Reflection: November 29

When I say that evil has to do with killing, I do not mean to restrict myself to corporeal murder. Evil is that which kills spirit. There are various essential attributes of life – particularly human life – such as sentience, mobility, awareness, growth, autonomy, will ....more

Advent 2015: We Are A Waiting People

Guys, I’ve been a little more tender-hearted than usual in the last week. I’m trying to figure out what to blame it on – am I over-tired? The little cold I’m fighting? ...more

How We Discovered the Peanut Allergy

A few months ago I started a season where some new friends phased in – new stay at home mom friends, mostly, either from church or from Liv’s new elementary school. It was the first new wave since Piper was diagnosed with a peanut allergy, and I realized I needed to bump up my efforts... Read more » ...more

For Reflection – November 15

Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man…It is the comparison that makes you proud; the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone. CS Lewis As long as we continue to live as if we.. ....more

Favorite Things – 11/13

It’s probably been a year since I’ve done a simple Favorite Things post but THERE ARE SO MANY AWESOME THINGS. So let’s talk about them! Seriously, it’s like a little coffee date ....more

Homemade Taco Seasoning

So sometimes I post recipes here simply because I want to have them all in one place. I know Pinterest serves this purpose and I use my dinner inspiration and recipes boards all the time, but this taco seasoning mix is something I have to look up every time, and I’d like to have it... Read more » ...more

For Reflection: November 8

Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths. Charles Spurgeon Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the.. ....more

For the Mom Who Needs a Push – Thrive Moms

My latest post is up at Thrive Moms and I want you to go read it. Especially those of you in the trenches – smack dab in the middle of the little years, wondering if you’ll ever pick up a paint brush or a notebook or even the remote to turn on something other than... Read more » ...more

Waiting Songs – An Advent Giveaway

I’ve seen a few posts breathing relief that we can finally start listening to Christmas music, now that it’s November. I’m not usually in that crowd, but I come to you today with some music I’m SO excited to be sharing. I’ve written before about my love for Rain for Roots, when they released their.. ....more