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

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 ]

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 ]

Love is in the Air

Oh my!  It's February 1st!  And that could only mean one thing: the official countdown to Valentine's Day has begun.  The pressure is on! We know it's official, because almost every store has an entire isle of paraphernalia dedicated to this blessed day: teddy bears for kids and adults, long stem chocolate roses for that special someone and ... [ Read More ]

Love Saturday mornings! The quiet. The coffee. The Food Network!

This is the first Saturday in a while that I've awakened in my home to simply do NOTHING but relax, and it feels amazing! Even in the summer when school in not in session it seems that there's a list of things to get done each day.  I'm not sure why that is.  It just seems as if "progress" is supposed to be made on weekdays...so I find some ... [ Read More ]

The Craziest Thing that Happened on Vacation (and Other News!)

Another vacation post!  Am I crazy?! No...this is not merely a vacation post.  I have several other very interesting things to share with you! Yesterday was a pretty amazing day!  My kids participated in an annual track and field event which is sponsored by our City Parks Department. The kids train for this all summer, twice a week, and ... [ Read More ]

Weekend Highlights

Happy Monday, Friends! Well, were almost halfway through our summer school break.  My kids won't begin their homeschool year until the beginning of September.  Interestingly, in other parts of the country, some families are starting school next week.  More power to them!  I can't help but feel that summer is going way too fast.  Is it just ... [ Read More ]

Best Face Forward Christianity {The Truth About This Website.}

Hi Friends! I hope your summer is off to a rip-roaring start!  Even if it's only off to a faint fizzle, there's still about six weeks of summer (school break) left to make up for it.  (It's all perspective...the glass is half-full...right?) I been working on a new page for this website titled The Truth About This Website.  I placed it right ... [ Read More ]

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 ]

Hot, Bothered and Itching to End the School Year

I got an email recently from a blogger who said that it was her kid’s last day of school (woo hoo!), so we can expect to hear way less from her over the summer considering that she’ll be with her kids all day, every day, until the fall. As a homeschooling mom my life’s just the opposite - I’m with my kids all day, every day - so, for ten months ... [ Read More ]