Do you want to protect your children? I know I sure do. Pretty much all of my decision making revolves around the safety of my children in some way. I tend to be a worrier, which doesn't help matters. I need to keep all of my thoughts focused on Christ and the Lord's will for … Continue reading Divine Protection
While getting ready in my bathroom this morning, I had to pull up on the door really hard to make it close. My husband spent Monday trimming two of our windows, but there are many left to go. The back of our house is still a shade of pink, while the rest is a fresh, … Continue reading An Abundant Mentality
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?
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
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
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
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
As a mom, I usually thought I was pretty prepared for what the world threw at me. But I never expected a pandemic!We are about 7+ months in now, and I feel like I'm bombarded with new questions every day.Should I sign my kids up for violin or not?What to do about birthday dinners?Should we … Continue reading What’s a Mom to do During a Pandemic?
Good morning, ladies! This morning I'm reflecting on life, and how we are called to live courageously for Christ. Life is an adventure. It is one big adventure for mamas, that's for sure. Raising and teaching our little ones is a huge undertaking, that really, is one of our most important life's work. It isn't … Continue reading Life is an Adventure
I have been working hard in my garden this year. Determined to reap a good harvest, I've diligently started seeds indoors under grow lights, planted transplants, dug up said transplants due to an early frost, and fertilized. Yesterday, I ran wire over my tomato plants and strung them up with twine as my children made … Continue reading Growing Children
Good morning, ladies! I'm curled up in bed with our newest little guy. He's still not letting me get much sleep, but boy, am I enjoying him. His sweet little sounds and hand on my arm are precious. At the same time, steps are sounding over my head. My oldest is getting ready for her … Continue reading Enjoy Your Children
Today, I headed down our big hill to our small branch to splash around a bit and to talk to a couple of my children. We laughed as I held my sweet baby close while water rushed over my feet. We looked at our garden, and ate freshly baked Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread. Overall, my … Continue reading Mamas Bring Happiness into their Homes
What have you been focusing on lately? As a believer, I know my mind should be focused on Christ and what He has done for me. I should remember His command to not fear, and take it seriously. And yet, when I pick up my phone in the morning to check the news, my heart … Continue reading Change that Mindset, Mama
I have been tempted to throw myself a pity party this week. Tomorrow, we were supposed to visit Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. This was going to be a celebration of sorts since we paid off our cabin. Instead, we decided to forego our trip and start a new chicken flock amongst other things. We figured … Continue reading Here to Serve
Yesterday, we meandered through the hills while walking in a nearby wildlife area. My children laughed as they tromped over logs, looking for the trail markers which guided our path. I felt refreshed, trying to get over a bit of disappointment from earlier in the day. Our "first choice" walking trail had been closed due … Continue reading What a Treasure!
Good evening ladies! I'm knee deep in newborn care at the moment, and a sickness has unfortunately taken over our house. I definitely would appreciate your prayers. I hope to write a few new articles soon, but in the meantime I would like to share an article called What Makes a Good Mom? which encouraged … Continue reading What Makes a Good Mom? Repost
Ladies, I'm knee deep in newborn care at the moment. My days are filled with making sure our newest guy's needs are met, and it is a blessing to do so! Related: Our Ninth Child's Birth Story My parenting philosophy has changed throughout the years. Starting with our sixth child, my care philosophy changed to … Continue reading Why I Like Attachment Parenting
I shall live on in the lives of my children, Whether for good or ill, Long, long after my voice that is speaking Today, is still. I shall speak on through the generations That follow me. Word by word, As I gather my children close about me, My voice shall be heard. On and on … Continue reading I Shall Live On
While at the obstetrician's office, I needed to have my blood drawn last week. The technician was a sweet older lady who was absolutely floored when she asked how many children I had. It usually goes something like this... "So, I this your first?" "No, it's my ninth." Jaw proceeds to drop to floor. She … Continue reading Having Babies is Normal