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a little mishap

Ann’s sister has hacked into her blog to let you all know of a little mishap involving Ann a large pair of scissors a stubborn staple an old burlap bag…

Advent, Christmas, Link Wanderings

weekend wanderings: Christmas preparing

As ornaments hang gracefully in the woods…. we prepare too…. What You Really Want for Christmas — Want to open your Present Early? You know you want to. Go ahead!…

Bible Reading

Faith For Those In The Field

Ann?” He calls from the back door. “Can you can grab me The Word? On the stick?” His voice finds me at the table with books and children and pencils….

Eucharistic Living, Quotes

All Good Gifts

You visit the earth and water it abundantly; you make it very plenteous; the river of God is full of water. You prepare the grain, for so you provide for…

Eucharistic Living, Family, Love, Marriage, Poetry, random act of poetry


The hour is late and the house dark and I lie on the pillow listening to the spin of the washing machine, day’s last load, the splash of the dishwasher…

Camera, You Asked

you asked what’s in the camera bag?

Disclaimer: Humbly, and obviously, I’m not a photographer in any way, shape, or form…. I don’t have a Photoshop or Lightroom, I don’t shoot in manual, and it’s apparent I…

Gift List, Gratitude, Love

‘And Now I pant for You’….

‘Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you!…Created things kept me from you; yet if they had not been in you they…

Nature, Quiet, Slow

weekends are for listening to the stillness

If you still long enoughand wait…listening… you can hear Him. May your weekend be about knowing God, kind friends… All’s grace, Photos: walk in the quiet hereShare your thoughts?…Would you…

Children, Homeschooling, Morning Gathering

Homeschool Routines and Rhythms

`What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.’ — Joseph Addison You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running,…

Eucharistic Living, Gratitude, INcourage, Unity

Symphony of the Seraphim

(with return of our internet server, I whisper) They were happy tears but he didn’t know that, in from morning barn chores and those mama sows, finding me in front…


The Real Joy Secret

Iwake wanting to die. Scarlet light bleeds over the horizon, another day aching in. I lie in bed. Pull covers up over my head. I’m withered dry and even the…