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With Jesus, Your Home is More Than Enough

"Five years, tops!  Five years and then we're out of here!" That's what I told my husband 13 years ago when we settled into what I now affectionately refer to as our Little House on the Freeway; our little slice of the American Dream in The Big Apple. When we first arrived, I deplored it.  Abhorred it.  Out right hated it! I cried the ... [ Read More ]

Blogging Breaks & Baby Showers – Perfect together!

Hey Girlfriends! I've been MIA since the end of 2017 and I've missed you all so much! I'm blowing kisses, giving virtual hugs and fist bumps right now.  Reach out and grab one! I took a blogging, social media and TV break, sensing that I needed to quiet all the voices around me to better discern the Spirit's leading for my life and this ... [ Read More ]

The Year in Review (and what’s ahead!)

What a year 2017 has been!  And there’s no way that I could let it end without thanking YOU – the awesome community of Welcome Home Ministry – for joining in this amazing celebration of faith and family-life! I just love sharing my heart on this blog. ♥  It’s such an honor to share about my Lord, Jesus Christ, as well as everyday reflections ... [ Read More ]

While We Wait: Anticipating the Christ Child and our forever child

I thought that he or she would have been here already . . . I thought that maybe the little darlin' would arrive just before Thanksgiving, just in time to be welcomed by the beautiful fall decor I had displayed for the season. Brightly colored pumpkins, warm wreaths, and brilliantly colored mums all joined in a chorus – prepared to ... [ Read More ]

The Little House That Could: How to thrive in family life

“Thanks for breakfast, Mom!” said my young adult son as he smiled and walked out of the door. “You're welcome son,” I shot back as I smiled wide, grinning ear-to-ear. I felt so blessed as I peeled potatoes, cracked eggs and baked beans to usher in this beautiful breezy and sunny fall morning. My home was peaceful and at rest, adorned with ... [ Read More ]

How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life: Orphan Care and the American Dream

I love my life . . . It’s cushy and comfortable and predictable . . . It has a daily rhythm that affords me a sense of fulfillment and happiness – be it homeschooling and activities for the kids, or mani-pedi’s and Starbucks’ lattes for Mom, my life is relatively easy-peasy and filled with comfort. I have so much to be thankful for. I love ... [ Read More ]

Why Temper Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture

One day after church, as another lovely mom and I stood in the courtyard eating muffins, chatting it up and shooting the breeze, talking about very spiritual things like hair bows, home schooling and the weather, we observed her one-and-a-half-year-old throw himself on the ground and catch a fit when being summoned by his father. And without ... [ Read More ]

The Theory of Everything: A wife who lost her look of love.

Dear Wife . . .  Do your eyes communicate to your husband that you delight in him? That he really floats your boat? That you’re happy he’s your man? It’s not enough to say that you love him . . .  Your eyes have to tell a story! Keep reading to find out why. “You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with ... [ Read More ]

Why It’s Important for Christians to be Salt and Light on Social Media

♦  Has the climate on social media been causing you to break into a sweat? ♦  Are you nauseated as you scroll through your Facebook feed because of all the negativity? ♦ Are you wondering why it's important to be "salt and light" when you press "post"? Then this article is for you! [Tweet "Why it's important for Christians to be "salt and ... [ Read More ]

Hope for Hurting Parents in the Midst of a Storm

Scripture declares that to everything there is a season . . . “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; (Ecclesiastes 3: 1 & 4, KJV) And so it is with parenting. One thing I promised to never do was to put on airs regarding ... [ Read More ]

I’m still here…barely; but I’ve got great pics!

I haven't posted in a lifetime because I've been busy cultivating a life. Well, there's that . . . and the fact that "family-life" has been kicking my b**t! When it kicks, I tend to not write. I know the Lord wants me to be tenacious.  He wants me to learn how to kick-back using the tools He has provided: prayer, fasting and council ... [ Read More ]