Citizens and Saints, once a worship band at one of the former Mars Hill church campuses on the west coast has become one of the most creative and passion-filled Christian bands in existence today. They have been on my radar since their album Citizens in 2013. (I listen to a lot of Christian music.) I… Read More Mirror Dimly, Citizens and Saints
Camping, beach dwelling, travelling, hot summer days on a hammock soaking in sun…… they all make for perfect reading moments. Listed below are books on our current “To Read” list this summer–though it’s likely to grow!. Will you join us? Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl-Anne Frank (Historical Non-Fiction)“Discovered in the attic in… Read More 10 Books On Our Summer Reading List
Today: Jeremy is done his EMT course. The girls are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with schoolwork. The garden has been 70% planted. All is quiet at this moment-quiet enough that I am listening to the birds sing as I type, even though all four (five)of us are home. I’m eating… Read More Real Life at The Parsonage
Well, maybe not, but it’s a catchy title right? 29 Random Things About Us: Jeremy and I (Chrystal) watch The Office every single night. We own the series and will sometimes watch the same DVD three nights in a row. We are GINORMOUS fans. Anna is the only one among us who likes eggplant. Jeremy… Read More Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know.
The day started out as usual with me oversleeping. At least this time I have a partial excuse. I was two deep with Benadryl after trying a sinus cleanse from you know where last night and having my brain burn for hours from the salt content of said sinus cleanse and my face swell up… Read More Daisy’s Birthday
Jeremy makes this top secret recipe….it’s his own…we love it. It’s gluten free. Years ago it earned the nickname “Dad’s Famous Chicken”. It’s amazing dipped in honey. Or BBQ sauce. Or hot sauce. Or any sauce. I need them now. Have mercy.
The Fellowship of the Believers–Acts 2:42-47 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to… Read More A Wednesday Night Experience
We’re Simplifying Life in 2016. We’re eliminating things that serve no purpose, take up space and don’t speak to our souls. We’re eliminating material things in order to make room for beautiful, purposeful living. Sometimes that will look like spending less. Other times it will look like getting rid of material things. Still yet, it… Read More Simplifying Life in 2016
I’m interested in songs that marry excellent music with theological or biblical lyrics. These are both badly needed in a culture where music often lacks musical creativity, and lyrics prefer general expressions of praise and worship to the exclusion of richer biblical and theological themes. Artists are faced with a challenge to keep their music… Read More Song Review of the Week – “Undeniable” by Toby Mac
I look endlessly for songs that move me; songs that carry me to a new place or introduce me to a new contour in the human experience – and in particular our experience as it relates to a God who moves dynamically in our world. I believe songs should reflect the creative spirit of a… Read More Song Review – “Safe” by Attalus