As a wife, I haven't always been submissive and obedient. This is definitely something I still struggle with at times! (If you happened to click on the above link, you'll be happy to know I now handle the grocery shopping and my husband's laundry!) But the Father has graciously helped me along in this area. … Continue reading Putting Our Husband’s Wants Before Our Own
I'm very familiar with the idea of birth control being considered health care. The signs and pamplets about pills, IUDs, and hormonal implants are placed front and center in my obstetrician's office. But is it? The definition of health care from the Merriam-Webster dictionary: ...efforts made to maintain or restore physical, mental, or emotional well-being … Continue reading Should Birth Control be Considered Healthcare?
Yesterday was full to the brim with activities. After my 36 week obstetrics appointment, I began cranking out Etsy orders. I have removed most items from my shop by now, and I'm so looking forward to a time of rest before our ninth child arrives. This morning will be full too, with music and violin … Continue reading The Gift of a Restful Home
My family has been riding the highs and lows of our debt free journey for some time now. Today we reached another milestone. We now owe $29,945 on our mortgage. Glory to God! We have scrimped and saved, looking for each and every penny we could throw at our consumer and vehicle debt, then my … Continue reading Gratitude During Our Debt Free Journey
"A woman who insists on being outside her husband's leadership places herself outside God's protection. In this vulnerable position, she is subject to the harmful effects of her own inherent weaknesses. Consequently, she is susceptible, not only to the deceptions of Satan, but also to the convincing arguments of all those who would seduce her … Continue reading Vulnerable Outside of Our Husband’s Leadership
This week, I turned down an invitation and I felt kind of guilty doing so. The invitation was a really sweet gesture involving a couple of my children. I turned it down because I knew my pregnant self was tired, and our days have been full with Daddy time over the weekend. And still, I … Continue reading We Don’t Have to Do All of the Things
I'm 36 weeks along now with my ninth child. The time has flown by. I really do think that each pregnancy goes by a bit faster since our already busy home consumes much of my thoughts. But oh, how our sweet new little one has been making his presence known lately! He has grown so … Continue reading Thoughts from a Large Family Mama about Expecting Her Ninth Child
This has been the second year we have celebrated the Day of Atonement as Christian/Messianic believers, and I would love to share some of the ways we remember this special and holy day with our children. I must admit, I felt a twinge of disappointment when I realized I misplaced so many of our Feast … Continue reading Celebrating the Day of Atonement as a Christian/Messianic Believer