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Freeze Frame

Dawning

She lays out, stretching long and low, in the center of the road before the study window to the west. We look up from our cereal bowls; for all the…

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…

Morning Gathering

Morning Gathering

Our Art Resources for Morning Gathering: ~Gombrich’s Story of Art~Raboff’s Art Series for Children~Hillyer’s Child’s History of Art (found on ebay). Gombrich on Art: “I should like to help open…

Morning Gathering

Morning Gathering

Hands free Learning. Only ears (and attentive minds) necessary. Listen to the World’s Sounds–Listen to His Heartbeat

TSE

An Uncalled Life?

Call over at The Sacred Everyday.

Gift List, Gratitude

Gift List: A Way of Seeing

Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. ~Leo Tolstoy 711. That Kai and Shalom always hold hands when they sit side by side…

TSE

The Sacred Everyday

“…the Lord of heaven and earth does not dwell in temples made with hands…” “For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said…’I will dwell in…

CWO, Family, IOW, Refiner's Fire, Spiritual Disciplines

Dirty, Messy Love

“Wherever you are spiritually, whatever you have been through emotionally, you are already wrapped in the Lord’s embrace. Held close by nail-scarred hands.” ~ Liz Curtis Higgs~ The magazines, the…

Uncategorized

He will carry the lambs close to His heart…

My gratitude to the very creative Debi for the new peaceful view in here…. My warmest compliments to your gracious Creator. (And to those ambling in from RSS feeders such…

Homeschooling, Mothering Prayer

Today’s Mothering Prayer

“Look, I have put my words in your mouth!” ~Jeremiah 1:9 They will press in today. It will get loud in here. There will be bickering. Tears. A meltdown or…

Spiritual Disciplines, Worship

Vineyard Dancing

Long and straight, I often dreamed of the arch and bend of ballet, making my own curves. Farmers’ daughters picked stones and sweet corn; there was no time or resources…

CWO, Homeschooling

Begin Again…

In the beginning… my beginning… I am a four-year-old pressed close to Mama and the worn red book with its frayed spine, hearing her whisper the rhyme’s sing-song line: Poor…

Faith, Freeze Frame

Traveling Light

The bags are at the back door. Three of them. And one cardboard box that has seen better days. I think I am ready for them to go—or so I…