October 30, 2013

2013

  Celebrating– Double-digits. And our first teenager. Returning from– A fun weekend in Seattle with family celebrating Grandma, Grandpa, Eliana, Cavan, and Laura birthdays–   swimming, airplane museum, movies, swimming, Rainforest café, and more swimming… Reading– Crazy Busy– Kevin DeYoung The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness– Tim Keller The Golden Goblet– Eloise McGraw   Listening to– The Gettys [Read More...]

I Have a Friend…

anne-Marie's Sunset

I have a friend who is going in for a medical test today. Images, biopsies, invasive… Invading the allusion of security and safety that so easily numbs us to eternity. And the results could be life-impacting. Some might say– Shattering. And I probably won’t think-pray about much else today. But– In the midst of it all [Read More...]

How Do You Know If You Know Him?

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I checked out from writing over the summer because we were moving and… Well, there was just a lot of LIFE happening around here. But when I returned and actually checked my blog email, there were three different emails from readers who were wrestling with whether or not they are Christians and if they are saved. [Read More...]

New Every Morning and Normal -er (and our curriculum for 2013-2014)

New Every Morning...

So. You didn’t hear from me last week because we started full-time-homeschool on Monday and it was the best week of my life. Actually– It wasn’t. (Thankfully this photo wasn’t really from this past week, but if you want the back story, you can find it => here.) The truth is, last week… I wasn’t [Read More...]

I Don’t Think it Has Been 44 Years Though…

Hey There

Really. I can’t remember the last time this much time has gone by since I’ve written. First this post was titled– “Where have I been?” Then it was titled– “I am still there.” Finally I thought I would publish with– “I miss you.” And now I might actually hit enter and just start fresh with– [Read More...]

Helping Your Family Memorize God’s Word

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  This summer may  be a bit different over here. I’m trying to spend as much time as I can… Living. Not online. I’ve been reading in three places the last week or so… Psalm 103–just because I need it. I really think it is my favorite Psalm.  I have it memorized.  But only if [Read More...]

Glimpses of Grace (Review & Giveaway)

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  As I write this… I can hear something metal clanking against the sides of the dryer. Our three year old is calling from the bathroom that she needs to be wiped and I’m wondering why she’s even out of bed. I can see two praying mantis babies climbing up the wall next to the [Read More...]

A Study of Words (a Death & Life Reminder)

Study of Words

  I am reading through James with our kiddos.  It has been just such a good reminder that our words have the power to usher in both– life and death.   Sharp venom pours out– From those lips that should guard knowledge. Witness of false discord– Give me a mouth that utters truth. In my [Read More...]

When You Forget That You Bought Praying Mantis Eggs…

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And… This is what happens when you forget that you bought 2 praying mantis eggs and that each eggs contains 200 babies and that you meant to put them in a jar so that you would remember to watch them hatch so you could put them outside and not forget to make sure not to [Read More...]

Lest We Forget…

lest we forget chuppies

  Today I’m over at The Better Mom sharing about one way that our family celebrates Memorial Day… “All I want to tell young people is that you’re not going to be anything in life unless you learn to commit to a goal. You have to reach deep within yourself to see if you are [Read More...]

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