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Do What Mother Did

I sat on the edge of the bed last night, Darryl softly filling the night silence with slumber breaths. In the wave of the old glass mirror, I could see…

Homemaking, Homeschooling, Love, Work

Real Love (Part 2)

A note in my inbox… from a reader who warrants a Thinking Award with the insights she quietly offers…so I share: “This morning I was looking at this beautiful pot…

Homemaking, Homeschooling, Refiner's Fire

Steam, Escape and Pressure Work

The pressure of it all gets to me. Come noon, and I am feeling it, like someone turned the heat to searing hot high: dear husband walks in the back…

Homemaking, Homeschooling, Peace, Refiner's Fire, TSE

Peace isn’t a place…

Peace isn’t a place we live in. The house—and me—spins: laundry, school lessons, library books, basketball games, bills, phone calls, meals, dishes, women’s Bible Studies, diapers. Too often, I am…

Family, Freeze Frame, Homemaking, Love

Bridging the Valleys

Sickness comes quietly, unexpectedly.Aching ear drums, rolling tummies, burning cheeks.Yet illness always comes accompanied.Love sweeps in behind. Prayers whispered by big sisters.Cool drinks for sore throats brought by little brothers.A…

Advent, Christmas, Family, Homemaking

A Home’s Primary Purpose

Thinking on Christmas traditions … and hospitality… and the purpose of this home and family… and these snippets from today’s Slice of Infinity with Ravi Zacharias “Some years ago, we…

Homemaking, Homeschooling, Work, Worship

Our Song: Abide

Father God, Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;And such a day it was. (I woke late… up too long last night, planning and organizing.) So we began, praying and…

Homemaking, Work

Thinking like a Server

I muddle a lot of things, and this appears to be no exception. I had read the post, Think like a Restaurant Server last summer, and its concept of housecleaning…

Faith, Family, Homemaking, Homeschooling

Home: The Place of Story

An old ash-woven basket laundry basket sits by the end of our couch. It once held our newborn babes in sleep, slips of light filtering through the weave in the…

Family, Homemaking, Work, Worship

Wholehearted Gift

Wise thoughts from Ann C. at Mozart and Mudpies: “It is more enjoyable to do the laundry in my peaceful, orderly laundry room, and yet, it is the still the…

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