Hard Questions

What a summer!  I stepped away from writing as I felt God calling me to be more focused on my little people and husband…and the garden.  The amount of blessing poured out of my “truck patch” this season astounds me.  Plus, all three kids were able to partner with me in some way to take ownership over…

Catching Up

Summer is flying by!  Here is your update from the farm!   This sweet girl found her way to our house somehow. Whether dropped off or she ran away, we are now attempting to include her in our flock.  I’ve been giving her lots of garlic and attempting to restore her feathers with layer food…

A Typical Week…

Friends, there is a slow squeeze happening on my time.  So, this summer you will see what I am doing rather than read what is happening!  This week there were lots of planting, growing, and everyday beautiful!  Just the type of small moments God chooses to work in.

Busyness 

God had been attempting to get my attention for several years now.  Time, or lack of time, was the barrier in hearing from heaven.  I was racing by, onto the next project, event, or chore. “Busy is better,” was clearly my motto, and had been since high school.  I wanted to be in clubs, chase…

Even If

I stared at the empty chairs and wondered if I should just cancel the rest of the study.   I had known it would be a small group as spring sports and busy end of school year shedules were crunching time for many ladies.  Something inside whispered to keep going. Numbers were small, but this…

Difficult People

Some people get on my nerves. It feels so “un-Christian” to write those words or say them out loud.  There are those people who have a special gift for unnerving or creating an intense emotional response in us.  I struggle with individuals who require additional patience, gentleness, and care.  At times my solution is a…

The Pile 

I think my laundry pile laughs at me.  The closer I come to the bottom, the more futile reaching the end seems as new items are tossed on top.  There are always more dirty clothes hitting the bin. And then there is the folding and putting away once the clothing is clean…sigh. I will occasionally…

Pushing Reset

My stomach ached with the familiar bloat of overindulgence.  Family meals celebrating the holiday were finally catching up with me.  Monday mornings are difficult after a busy weekend but this added another dimension of wanting to return to bed. I placed a drop of grapefruit essential oil in my glass and covered it with water….

Expectations

Somewhere along the way I’d lost focus.  I used to have friends.  Way back there in Erie, I was a part of a fun mom group. None of this lone wolf stuff. I had joined my local MOPS group in September, hoping this was my in.  After all, these were my people:  other moms looking…

Pressed

Pressure.  Sometimes we feel it in our health.  At other points our minds, emotions, finances, or relationships start to feel the squeeze.  It hurts, it’s uncomfortable, and in the middle of the circumstance we can easily fall into wondering.  Now, I don’t know about you, but my wondering often turns to wandering.  My mind, heart,…

Textbook Faith

My desk is a mess right now!  I’ve started working on several writing projects, which leaves piles of books and papers everywhere.  If you add in my business items and anything the kids leave for me…well, you get the point.  During my writing time today I was taking notes in my Bible margins and notebook….

Under It All

I was out with my daughter and dog today walking around the barn.  I saw some beautiful blue sky and signs of spring (too early). Photographing the barns is one one of my favorite things to do.  As I walked around the corner and snapped a few pictures with shadows and I noticed a nest,…