Welcome, Baby Joshua!

Welcome, Baby Joshua!featured

Hi, friends!  The blog has been pretty quiet lately.  But life around here has been everything but quiet! 🙂 Many of you knew that we were expecting our newest addition, baby number four, sometime in November.  I’m so happy to say that little Joshua Scott was born on November 19, weighing in at 8 pounds Read more


Day 19: Thanksfeatured

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; his love endures forever.” – 1 Chronicles 16:34 Father, I give thanks to You.  You are so good!  I thank You for my home, my family, my provisions.  It’s so easy to take these things for granted, yet there are so many people in the world Read more


Day 17: Breathfeatured

Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! – Psalm 116:2 NLT My God, You always listen to my cries.  You always hear my heart, my deepest longings, fears, and dreams — even before I mention them.  And although you know all, You desire to hear me speak Read more


Day 13: Thirstyfeatured

“I lift my hands to you in prayer. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. Interlude”- Psalm 143:6 NLT Holy Spirit, I drink you in. When I am thirsty, You fill me with your refreshing waters. Jesus, when you spoke about Holy Spirit who was to come, you said that He would Read more


Day 10: Guardedfeatured

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7 NLT God, I quiet myself Read more


Day 9: Buildingfeatured

“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” – Jude 20-21 Some days, I’m just a hot mess. I run late, I forget things… I say things, and Read more


Day 8: Enemiesfeatured

“But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:44-45 Father, You are such a GOOD father! You are love itself! Every good thing comes straight from You, and You give good gifts both to Read more


Day 7: Forevermorefeatured

“You will show me the path of life: In Your presence is fullness of joy; At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” – Psalm 16:11 NLT God, help me slow down my mind and drink you in. You are the One Who holds me in Your heart. With Your gentle hand, You draw me in Read more

Let’s Be Realistic

Let’s Be Realisticfeatured

There I was standing with my back to the stove, bawling with my face in my hands.  It had happened again, just like it happened every fall when school (and my work as a math teacher) started back after the summer break. This full-time working mama with two littles was overwhelmed.  AGAIN.  We were a couple Read more


Five Minute Friday: Teamfeatured

This morning during Breakfast and Bible, we went through a new chapter in Let’s Just Laugh at That for Kids. If you haven’t heard about that book, it helps kids recognize different negative thoughts (or lies) that might come into their minds, and teach them the truth that will overcome that lie. We got out Read more

Where Do You Want to Go? How I’m Casting Vision for My Family and How You Can Do It, Too

Where Do You Want to Go? How I’m Casting Vision for My Family and How You Can Do It, Toofeatured

Life at our house is predictably unpredictable. Last Thursday we started school.  As we gathered in the living room for Morning Time after we ate breakfast and did a few chores, I laughed silently to myself as I witnessed my potty-training son strip off his diaper during one of our very first poem recitations.  He Read more


Five Minute Friday: Liftfeatured

I’m sitting here at my 27 week doctors appointment typing this — you know, that appointment where you drink the yucky orange drink and they do a blood sugar test. 🙂 I’m hungry and uncaffeinated (or am I decaffeinated??) because I wasn’t allowed to eat or drink anything! No coffee! Now I know that it Read more

The Master Painter

The Master Painterfeatured

Last Monday night at about 3:00 a.m., as moms often are, I was awakened by my two-year-old son.  Now he’s old enough to go back to sleep by himself, but I had not been home for his bedtime to tuck him in, so I agreed to rock him for a few minutes in the rocking chair.  As Read more


Easy Cheesy Tater Tot Casserolefeatured

There are those people… Who cook wonderfully creative dishes and make beautifully elaborate cookbooks. And then… there’s me. 🙂 While I do LOVE to try cooking new dishes when I feel inspired from time to time (my recent favorites are Pork Chops with Apples from Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier Read more

Just Another Night in the Kitchen

Just Another Night in the Kitchenfeatured

Yesterday evening I was in need of a Savior.  It was after dinner time, and I wasn’t feeling like myself.  My thoughts were not right.  They were accusing, negative, and fearful–laced with threads of hopelessness. The Enemy Doesn’t Play Fair I know this game. It’s one that our enemy likes to play. He likes to throw Read more

Patience Grows When We Have to Wait

Patience Grows When We Have to Waitfeatured

Here I am.  Sitting in front of keyboard and screen in my PJ’s, ready to let the words gush.  I just had to write something this morning, because I miss writing. I have always approached this blog as a labor of love–as a really fun job that requires and deserves my attention and care on a regular basis. Read more