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This Week’s Memory Verses:

1 John 1:1-4 …. sung to the tune of Be Thou My Vision… ready to recite to our memorization partners tomorrow… 1 That which was from the beginning, which we…

Mothering Prayer, Peace, Prayer, Quotes

At the Helm

“We need not get frantic. God is at the helm. And when our little day is done we lie down quietly in peace, for all is well.” ~Thomas Kelly Lord,…

Marriage, Mothering Prayer, Quiet

Seeking Peace…

“Search for peace, and work to maintain it.” ~Ps. 34:14 (NLT) Lord, peace is hard sometimes. You are right. I have to look for it, seek it out. And yes,…

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…

Autumn, Children, Freeze Frame, Mothering Prayer

Harvesting Days

A jay calls this morning from the top of the burning oak down by the cedar rail fence. He welcomes autumn and the children. We congregate beneath the oak’s old…

Faith, Mothering Prayer, Refiner's Fire

The Secret: Christ in Me

“The secret is Christ in me, not in a different set of circumstances.” ~Elizabeth Elliot No change necessary in the environment. Any changes necessary need only be in me dying…

Words

Words: Examining the Fruit

Thinking on words and the 30 Day Challenge of Encouraging Words …. From John Piper’s “Making Your Mouth a Means of Grace”:First, rotten fruit does not nourish. Neither does rotten…

Prayer

Praying…

“O what peace we often forfeit,O what needless pain we bear,all because we do not carryeverything to God in prayer” ~Joseph Scriven.“Prayerlessness is one of many ways by which we…

Children, Family, Farming, IOW

The Law of the Farm

“These children are the seeds my days plant, the blooms of the next generations.” ~From the archives The land never fails to speaks truth. Winter shakes off her blankets, earthy…

Children, Family, Feasts

Thanksgiving

The mist is rising over the cornfields this morning. The bush crackles in flaming brilliance. Light that left that distant star eight minutes ago bathes the world in the soft…

Children, Family, Freeze Frame

Scattering

The leaves are falling. I gathered seeds from the flowers yesterday. I have missed summer …. again. Malakai turns 4 next week. How? As I string words onto the screen,…

Words

Words: Made His Flesh

And the Word was made flesh John 1:14 My words needs be made His Flesh. Technique, communication skills, and mere, mustered willpowerleave wilting, dying words. His life, pulsing, coursing, consecratedneeds…

Prayer, Words

Words: From a Spring of Prayer

They come from somewhere, this stream of words. Where are their headwaters, their source? From High on Your Holy Mount, Trickling, flowing, pouring down?Do my words gurgle up from a…

Words

Words

If only mine would unfold slowly, like a cautious rose bud,Unfurling beauty. Too often, like a riled swarm, irritated and buzzing, mine descend, stinging. Are mine ones to flee? Or…

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