My garden has been in transition. Last year, I moved many plants into our new garden space, hoping that they would thrive. They did not. While they held onto life, they didn't really have much vigor. This spring, we began building raised beds. I carefully amended them, hoping for a bountiful harvest. Honestly, I didn't … Continue reading Bloom
Yesterday, my son graduated from high school. This is the third child that I've graduated, and it doesn't get any easier. It's tough watching your children grow up. On one hand, I'm so excited to watch what he does as he prepares to launch. On the other, I will miss the time I spend with … Continue reading Graduation is Hard on this Mama’s Heart
Good morning, ladies! The house is quiet, and the day has just dawned. This feels so good, doesn't it? At the same time, I'm looking forward to hearing tiny voices through my bedroom door shortly. There is nothing better than being a wife and mama! When I woke up this morning, I felt a wave … Continue reading Finding Contentment || May 2021
Earlier in the week, I wrote about how I felt like traditional womanhood was being erased...it was oh so hard to find any information about the topic when I searched online. After looking over my shelves, I found a copy of Elisabeth Elliot's Let Me Be a Woman, and I thought it might be fun … Continue reading Let Me Be a Woman Study
I am always on the lookout for good, quality resources for my family. They are hard to come by in this day and age! Thankfully, I've found several new-to-me resources over the past month or so. I would love to pass them along to you! They have a been a blessing to me, and I … Continue reading Godly Resources for Our Families || February 2021
Should we give up our dreams to have children? Before I had children, I had a lot of dreams. Dreams of traveling, and dreams filled with all sorts of fun. I also had dreams of making a difference in the world. But those dreams usually involved becoming a missionary, or working in an orphanage. I … Continue reading Should We Give Up Our Dreams to Have Children?
Life has ups and downs. It is often beautiful and messy at the same time. Most of the time, I am so very grateful for the life I live. I have a wonderful husband, and nine children. I've been given everything that I could ever need. But sometimes, I feel like something is lacking. I … Continue reading Love the Life You Have
A very happy and blessed January to you all. Despite the current events surrounding us, we can be a light in our homes for our families. I've been trying my best to make life "normal" for everyone. News is on at a minimum, and life has been going on as usual for us. Since I'm … Continue reading Life in Our Home || January 2021
"We mistakenly look for tokens of God's love in happiness. We should instead look for them in His faithful and persistent work to conform us to Christ." -Jerry Bridges I had to read this quote more than once to let it sink in. How often had I looked for proof of God's love in my … Continue reading The End Goal is Not Our Happiness
I feel like we are living in opposite world. Do you feel the same? We are being told that what we believe to be right is wrong, and that one opinion needs to be silenced. And the theories about what may happen next. Oh my. I found myself scrolling through Parler last night, shocked about … Continue reading Living in Opposite World
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way."Psalm 37:7Y'all, I'm not very patient. I tend to want instant results whenever I start a new project. I can hardly wait for paint to dry on the walls before hanging pictures. Once I make a … Continue reading Resting and Waiting as a Mama
Good afternoon, ladies! I hope everyone is doing well. I'm sitting here with a seed catalog, thinking and dreaming of spring. My little guys are adventuring outside while one of my oldest daughters is finishing up the paint in my youngest daughters' room. Such blessings! I have been praying quite a bit lately. Praying for … Continue reading A Prayerful Start to 2021
After becoming a mother, I became heartbroken over the atrocity of abortion. I really didn't realize the horrific magnitude of tiny lives being snuffed out until I had my own. Each of us are image bearers of God, and all little babies deserve a chance at life.I decided to speak out about it. I started … Continue reading A Traditional Rebel
Yesterday evening I was in a bit of a slump. I was concerned about some big things, and life just felt heavy. I talked to my husband about it, and he shared some encouragement with me. He is a pretty level headed guy, and I definitely need him to balance my tendency to overthink things. … Continue reading One Day at a Time
It has been a discouraging week, ladies. The presidential election of 2020 is all that is in the news right now, and I must admit that I've been waiting to hear the results with bated breath.Politics is not "my thing." I truly trust that it is the Lord is who puts our rulers in place, … Continue reading How Did We Get Here?
You are my hiding place and my shield —in Your word I hope. Psalms 119:114 TLVGood morning, ladies. Happy Friday! The weekend is almost here, and I'm beyond happy to have my husband home for a few days again.I wanted to pop in today and share a bit of encouragement with you. We serve a … Continue reading You are My Hiding Place
Slow living used to be such a foreign concept to me. As most moms are, I was busy. We added another child to our home every two or three years, and my days were full. But as time passed by, I started to feel like something was missing. Sure, I spent time with my husband … Continue reading The Beauty of Living Slowly
The fan air feels cold on my cheek as a tiny foot jabs into my side. I hold Moses close while reaching for my phone. 6:58. Ah, how can it be morning already? I'm tired after a restless night with a little one who still doesn't care to sleep all the way through.I stretch, and … Continue reading Dedicating Our Days to God
Yesterday was spent cooking, cleaning, and running errands. I hurried through Tractor Supply, picking up feed, pine shavings, and the cutest "Scramble on Inn" sign for our chicken coop. I raced through Walmart, while grabbing something I needed for my Etsy shop and colored pencils for my son. I transplanted a fig tree, a blackberry … Continue reading I Want to Walk in His Will
Beauty is more than skin deep. I may pull out face cream from my bathroom drawer each night, but I am excited about growing older. I turn forty years old tomorrow, y'all. Forty. And I couldn't be more happy about it. My body aches more at the end of each day than it used to. … Continue reading Can Women Enjoy the Aging Process?