Archives for October 2010

If These Walls Could Talk
Faith, fear, and the truth that is setting me free.
Why Temper-Tantrum Parenting Might Just Help You Make the Rapture
Yes, being a flawed mom is OK
How the Gospel Is Wrecking My Life
Foster care, adoption, and the American Dream
The Little House That Could
How to thrive in family life

Little House Lessons: Contentment

I Love the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I love them because Laura’s recollection of her childhood, which is described in such vivid detail that it’s astonishing, is incredibly warm and loving.  It reminds me of every thing a child’s life should be: happy, contented, safe and filled with love and laughter; and this, in spite of the ... [ Read More ]

Modest Apparel?

I’m so excited because I just came from an awesome Wednesday night Bible study at church. The topic tonight was “modesty” and I must say the message was relevant, timely and it penetrated my heart, but isn’t that just like the word of God anyway?... For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing ... [ Read More ]

“Apple World!”

This past Saturday, my family and I went apple picking at Masker Orchards in Warwick, NY. - Our trip was a lot of fun but the ride was way long: a planned two-hour ride turned into a two-and-a-half to three-hour ride. - Here's what that translates into: ... [ Read More ]

Summers Down South, A Retrospective

Spending my summers down south as a child... - I went barefoot and felt the earth under my feet and the dirt between my toes, I swung from a tree swing in my Grandma's front yard, and I experienced the free-ness of walking through unmarked dirt paths with cousins and friends. ... [ Read More ]

A Family Reunion

This weekend I traveled back to a place my father affectionately calls Home, back to Pinetops, North Carolina. - - - A place where I spent almost every summer of my happy childhood running barefoot, climbing trees, listening to echo’s in wells and breaking or spraining various parts of my body. ... [ Read More ]