April 10, 2014

A Sunday Moment


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (I reveled in this stolen moment. I […]

I think I can, I think I can…..


I have minutes to get ready for Blissdom – literally. I was up til 2:00am making those cookies…and then got to the end of that fabulous recipe, and realized I hadn’t added the brown sugar.I went back and added it, […]

A Sunday Moment


Thank you, Lord, for this precious hand. So tiny, so innocent… A hand that now rocks her dolly, but may someday embrace her new born babe. A hand that I now hold, but someday will be holding mine. Lord, please […]

A Sunday Moment


The heavens declare the glories of God, the sky proclaims the works of His hands.Ps. 19:1 (When my hubby captured this shot from our front yard, I was so amazed by His majesty and miracle of creation.)

Raising an Intentional Family


Part of my role in being an intentional family is sharing my passion with others. Sometimes that line is blurred when I sit back and think, “with a week like I have had, how in the world can I share […]

Calgon take me away!


I have always wondered about the moms who have time to take a luxurious Calgon bath.I want it, I crave it,but truly, it doesn’t need to be Calgon….a huge vat of this chocolate would be just fine.I don’t care about […]

A Sunday Moment


When a family begins home schooling, the state requires you to register a “name” for your school.Twelve years ago, we chose “Crown of Life Academy” based on our family’s life verse and the circumstances that were so prevalent at the […]

Seriously, Do I have to Exercise?


I interrupt this meal planning post to tell you I can barely lift my arms to type because I have been exposed to this kind of torture for two weeks now. I am seriously trying to figure out how blogging […]

May I never make church "work"


Hanging on my fridge is the following quote, given to me by our former worship pastor (our church is in the 16th month of a music pastor search process.) “The greatest impediment to your spiritual intimacy is your giftedness. Because […]

A Sunday Moment


SIMPLE OBEDIENCE We’ve determined one of our 2009 family mottoes to be“Simple Obedience”. * It seems…well…so simple, but it’s…not. One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.Dietrich Bonhoeffer Only he who believes is obedient and only he who […]

Thank you for a great 2008!


It’s difficult for me to believe that six short months ago, I just started reading my very first blogs and now I “think” in blog posts (and have written gazillions in my mind.)Can you relate?I guess it’s time I come […]

Real time…Right now!


In honor of savoring every moment, I have a dilemma I would like to share with you… quickly, I might add,since I have twenty women coming to my home in just a few hours. This is the annual Christmas party […]

The countdown is over


Often we spend our time looking, yearning, pondering… filled with anticipation and expectation of things to come. Time passes, reality resumes, and you realize that your searching was in vain. What you were looking for was not found in a […]

Reindeer Food for Christmas


Reindeer Mix So you’ve thought of you cookies for Santa, but have you left poor Donner and Blitzen out in the cold? Don’t worry, with only days left until Rudolph’s big arrival, this is something that you can whip up […]

Christmas traditions – 2


Still feeling some stress since the special, little things haven’t gotten prioritized? Since I have been gone, this idea didn’t get implemented this year, but we intend to prioritize these last few days before Christmas with the “10 days of […]