faith · family · life

pure joy

If you been reading here for any length of time, you know that some of our family lives twenty plus hours away and we usually only see them once or twice a year. This is often hard on my momma-heart. We recently made a trip to visit friends and family and, best of all, to…… Continue reading pure joy

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christmas · faith

advent

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again! And so begins the countdown. With chocolate? …Perhaps. With the Word? …Definitely! Through the years, I’ve done an advent-type study with the kids in our morning homeschool devotion time (see here). Alas, this year I have no littles, no big kids–no one–to do school with. I…… Continue reading advent

a page from our story · faith · life

testimony and trepidation

If you’ve been around from the beginning, you know this blog was borne through many sleepless nights. I had a time where I just could not sleep and thought that writing out some of the stuff swirling about in my head might help. The sleepless nights come and go now, but I’ve had a few…… Continue reading testimony and trepidation

faith · family · special days · thanksgiving

give thanks

Wishing all of my Canadian friends a Happy Thanksgiving! I’m sitting here enjoying the aroma of roasting turkey and anticipating a lovely dinner with family and friends who are family. Pumpkin trifle is awaiting final touches and I am relaxing until last minute work must be addressed. Admittedly, the last couple of years have not…… Continue reading give thanks

faith · family · mother’s day

mother’s day blessings

I am blessed to have a wonderful mom. My mom always sees the best in me, and loves me without conditions. I don’t need a special day to verbalize this, but it is a good reminder not to take important people in my life for granted. If you know me, or have been reading this…… Continue reading mother’s day blessings

christmas · faith

wise men still seek him

It’s been a long time! What better time to reconnect than at Christmas? Christmas is such a wonderful time of year.  I think for many of us, part of the enjoyment hinges on nostalgia.  From family Christmas traditions to music and food and decorations that are reserved for this special time and cherished childhood memories. As a…… Continue reading wise men still seek him

faith · family · life · ministry

today is a good day

I’ve been slack when it comes to writing here. I get other things in my head and just get overly focused–at least until I’m distracted by the next thing. That’s why I often forget to document the process of the projects and recipes I share. I decided to go through some posts that I’d started,…… Continue reading today is a good day