Archives for June 2015

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

Hair Foibles and Fantasies

There's been a lot of glitz and glam going on in my home lately.  I've been coloring, highlighting, and trying new make-up. I'm not sure if it was sparked by the arrival of spring - a time of year when people usually spruce-up something or another: like either you deep clean your carpets, wash your curtains, power wash your bricks or clean out ... [ Read More ]

Goodbye School Year. Hello Summer!

I'm finally closing out the school year.  Finally! Goodbye school year 2014-2015.  Goodbye 2nd and 5th grade.  I won't cry because you're gone.  (At least not now, but definitely when the kids are almost grown and leaving the house. Then I'll lament the past; but today, I'm throwing a party!) Hello Darling Summer!  **Smooches**  Hello summer ... [ Read More ]

Father’s Day Blessings

Howdy Friends! I've been quiet for a while. Truth be told, I've been enjoying going to bed early in an effort to rise early (about 6:30ish) to protect my quiet time with the Lord.  I was really scrubbing in that department - the quiet time department - so, I'm trying to turn over a new leaf.  So far, mostly good!  (And my kids haven't complained ... [ Read More ]

What Did We Ever Do Before These Kids Came Along?

I’m just going to go ahead and put this out there: If you don’t have a teenage daughter (or possibly a teen son?) you’re probably making some vital make-up flaws that you’re unaware of. I mentioned the other day that I basically brought the entire make-up isle at Rite Aid because I wasn’t able to get a professional consultation due to how ... [ Read More ]