Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion. My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the...
I've gotten to be away for a whole weekend two months in a row! In September, it was our annual Father/Daughter Retreat in Northern Michigan. In October, it was the True Woman Conference in Indianapolis with lovely, God-fearing women from our church. James and I...
Goodbye, backyard picnics.
Goodbye, long family hikes.
Goodbye, warm river.
Goodbye, mosquito bites.
Goodbye, sidewalk chalk painting.
Goodbye, cleaning out the van.
Goodbye, scooter washing.
Goodbye, summer tan.
(er, wait, those are just legs with bruises)
And helloooooo, static electricity!
We bought 15 pounds of blueberries last week.
The first 5-pound box is gone.
You can see who's at fault.
(That's right, I'm the mom who eats the last piece of cake
and says, "The kids must have sneaked it,"
after wiping the crumbs off my mouth.)
Good friend Megan is...
In honor of my five-year college reunion,
we ate a free pancake breakfast in Alpha dining.
The place where we first met,
first dined together,
We were now back
with our two kids.
Didn't see that one coming!
Got us all fancied up for the dinner that evening.
The first house we ever looked at we fell in love with. The refinished hardwood floors, the updated kitchen, the newly-carpeted upstairs loft. So we got a realtor. And then we learned. Sure, the price is great--your resale value is quite small; the area is...
Have you heard of Instagram? It's photo journalism at its finest. I've never participated because you have to have an iPhone or iPad. I don't have an iPhone, and let's just be honest--an iPad's not that handy to carry in your back pocket and whip...
Corban and I take time to thank God for things we see during our walks,
which typically includes swings, penguins (yes, we see them!), and every single puppy.
Deuteronomy 11:19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you
sit at home and when you walk along the road,...