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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 ]

Letting Go Is Hard to Do (Take 2)

This is not the first time I've written a blog post titled Letting Go Is Hard to Do. I believe in the world of blogging that may equal a "fail," but truly, it's all I got. There are so many ways as parents that we have to let go . . . Maybe a kid heads off to college, enters the military, or lands a new job in another state; but even when ... [ Read More ]

Here Comes the Bride: My Angel is getting married!

Recently, I've been so busy "Celebrating the Adventure of Faith and Family Life" (this website's tagline) that I haven't had sufficient time to blog about it! You see, my second oldest daughter, Angel, will be joined in holy matrimony on July 5th, 2017, to Scott Gerald Ewin; and I am one HAPPY MOMMA! I am beside myself with giddiness and ... [ Read More ]

Our Happy Home: An inside look at my spring decorations.

Spring has sprung and we've seen another Resurrection Sunday come and go. My family had a glorious day celebrating our Risen savior, because up from the dead he arose! It was a delight to be in the Lord's house with my family (and friends).  Nothing does this mamma's heart much better than having all of my children with me to worship the ... [ Read More ]

The Power of the Fourth Man: Hope for hurting families.

Dear wife and mom, If you’re struggling in your marriage or with your kids; if your circumstances seem horribly irreversible, I want you to know that the power of the Fourth Man is available to transform your family and save it from the fiery flames that come to destroy you and your loved ones. *** When I consider my more than rocky start in ... [ Read More ]

For the Woman Who Struggles to Live Authentically

One of the hardest things to do in this life is to be authentic. We are sooooo afraid of what others think of us. Afraid?  We’re down right terrified! The mere thought of standing out causes some of us hyperventilate. Fitting in makes us feel “normal” because we don’t like being shunned or mocked. It’s so easy for me to type the ... [ Read More ]

Us Against Them {Because the Kids are Nuts!}

Okay, it’s official!  I have a slight problem. While other mommy bloggers are churning out posts with wholesome titles such as Christ Centered Hope for the Weary Mom, I am openly and unabashedly telling you that kids in general are crazy; and it’s YOU and your husband against THEM. But I won’t stand down!  Even for want of a better title, ... [ Read More ]

The Truth About Raising Young Adults

I have more angst about parenting my young adult kids than any Christian mom should be willing to admit. I know that God is sovereign. I know that He rules and reigns in the affairs of my family. Still, I sometimes struggle to believe that He’s orchestrating the events of my kids’ lives for their good - like, in a manner that prevents me ... [ Read More ]

A Heart That Creates Beauty at Home

Hey There! The Christmas season is in full swing and many among us have been busy decking the halls with boughs of holly, dressing trees and stringing lights; and I'm no exception. My heart has been singing as I've been stringing.  That's because I absolutely adore seasonal decorating! Almost every holiday offers a reason for me to do a ... [ Read More ]

Summer Break, Baby!

Our homeschool year came to an end two weeks ago, and since that time I've been on a blogging-break to enjoy summer with my kiddo's. I've been enjoying days of extreme leisure and loafing . . . ~ watching cable news, ~ having extended quiet times (how refreshing!  I can't believe that this will end once school commences), ~ and enjoying ... [ Read More ]

Momma: Please put down your phone!

Dear Momma . . . ♥  Do you check your phone every time you have a spare moment? ♥  Is your participation in your child’s events waning because of your need to capture the perfect picture? ♥  Are you guilty of missing a moment because you are trying to share it on social media? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, chances are that ... [ Read More ]

It Really Is a Good Life

I decided to wear a suit. I figured I'd give my everyday soccer pants and favorite hoodie (a.k.a. my mommy uniform) a break - just for a day. I hadn't donned a suit in four years, not since I left my 9-5 to be a stay-at-home mom (for like the third time), but today it just felt right. I wanted to make a good impression on my new doctor.  I ... [ Read More ]