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