You know those days when, as a parent… Correction: You know those days when, as a stay at home, homeschooling parent…. New correction: You know those days when, as a mom, who stays at home and homeschools her kids…gets to the much needed, can’t come too soon, end of the school year and then realizes… Read More Camping. Also, Daisy Hates Camping.
Today we found mulberry trees on our property. Jams and jellies and pastries to come. Today we picked cherries from the cherry tree we heard rumored was on our property but couldn’t find. Fresh eating from the tree as juice trailed down our chins. Today we worked alongside church family. Sunny, laughing, working family. Today… Read More Simple Blessings
I wanted to put my car in park today, hop out of my driver’s door, walk to the side of the motorcycle where you were sitting at the stop sign, with who appeared to be your husband, waiting for traffic to slow so you could make a left turn. If I had been brave enough,… Read More To The Lady On The Motorcycle, Thank You For Being You.
If you experienced Mother’s Day in any kind of way on Sunday, this note is for you. I love sending flowers or gifts to my mom and mother-in-law, and wishing others a Happy Day. I love encouraging young moms to keep going, and thanking older moms for their example. Hearing of how other moms were… Read More The Spirit of Motherhood
I chose to be a Stay At Home Mom. I have a BA is Sociology with a minor in Youth Ministry and lot of ministry and life experience. I spent one year after college working a job I hated, moving and then working two jobs and at one point three, over the next couple of years.… Read More I Chose to be a Stay At Home Mom
Come out of sadness From wherever you’ve been Come broken hearted Let rescue begin Come find your mercy Oh sinner come kneel Earth has no sorrow That heaven can’t heal Earth has no sorrow That heaven can’t heal So lay down your burdens Lay down your shame All who are broken Lift up your face… Read More Jesus Wants You. A Sunday Morning Devotional
I’m quite convinced that God wants to strip us of busy and impart us with holy. Holy rest. Holy relationship. Holy intention. Holy listening. Holy words. Rest must be intentional,otherwise it becomes one of those things that we do “later” when everything else is done. If there’s one thing I’ve struggled to learn is that… Read More Holy Rest
Back in the day, 20+ or so years ago Boston was my home away from home. The place where I grew in my faith, grew in relationship, grew up. It was a place of solitude amongst people. A place where the quiet of the ocean over took the noise of the city. 22 years ago… Read More Boston sort of nights…
I am sitting alone in our church. It is just after 10:00. Activities for the day have ended, mine just finishing. I’ve been painting Vacation Bible School projects since 9 a.m., with a couple hours off for dinner. I love having that one thing that I love and that I get to do unexpectedly on… Read More The Silent Church
Can you bring home some Dunkin Donuts and we can have a date night at the dining room table after the girls go to bed? I wrote. Yes, what do you want? he asked. Tea. Just tea. I told him. He would know what to order. An hour or so later, the tea and coffee sat silently on… Read More twenty years