New Beginnings and Why We Struggle

New Beginnings Happy 2018! We’ve had a lovely couple of days spending fun quality time with friends and family. It feels like Brian has been home from work with us for a long time, and it’s been heavenly! New beginnings have been on my mind. I have been reading a new chronological Bible that I…

Can We Trust God (and His Grapes)?

Examining God’s Love in Jeremiah I want to share what God put on my heart during my quiet time this morning, as I read Jeremiah 5. It’s really easy to gloss over┬áthe Old Testament (OT – the writings before Jesus’ time on Earth) and see an angry, violent God, and to feel totally at a…

The Rescue and the Salon Gospel

This year, for home school, Brian and I have decided our main theme with the boys will be Creativity and Character. Sure, we work in all the usual academics, but there is very little we think is more important to carry into adulthood than knowing themselves, their family, their values and their God, as well…

Busy Brains

I find it interesting to note that today, spring-boarding entirely from the boys’ questions and ideas, we discussed: Bacteria, probiotics, overcoming obstacles, prefixes, opposites, Antarctica, monarchies, democracy, language origins, clouds, weather, God, miracles, ATMs, banks, charity, prices, and a number of other things I can’t pull up in my memory at the moment. I think…

He’s Got the Wipe Stuff

The *most amazing thing happened yesterday. I heard Isaac yelling from the bathroom. I assumed it was the usual, “I’m ready for a wiiiiiipe!” I took a giant breath and poked my head in the door. Isaac proudly beamed, “I just wiped myself!!” Wow! He had been steadfastly refusing to try for all time. I…

The Wish List

Yesterday unexpectedly became a “free” day — one of those lovely days that we don’t have to be anywhere in particular. So, I thought it would be a good day to try a little experiment I’ve been thinking about. However, we ended up deciding to go to Legoland Discovery Center in the middle of the…