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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…

Family, Homeschooling, Mothering Prayer

Home: Filling and Pouring

In the cool early of summer mornings, before the smothering heat of the July day seeps in, I haul a hose around to lavateras and hollyhocks, waking in their beds….


Finding Peace and Healing: Part 2 with Shannon Woodward

The second part of interview with Shannon Woodward about her book, Inconceivable: Finding Peace in the Midst of Infertility, and where I learn about “finding peace”… what it means to…


Humble Appreciation….

From Christian Women Online’s Blog of the Year Awards A nomination…. The Unified Heart AwardOne who strives to unify the body of Christ through love, encouragement, and an always open…

Advent, Christmas


Open your present early…. It will be your best one. Promise.

Gift List, Gratitude

Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. ~ Jackie Windspear Up to #457…. 25 more days to write over 500 gifts……

Advent, Christmas

Stepping Back into Advent: The Horizon of History

I have to back up to get it. I hang the wreath on the front door, arrange the greenery in the window boxes, deck the picket fence with swags and…

Advent, Christmas


the real winner is…. ME! ~warm smile~ By way of explanation ~weaksmile~ –your words and thoughts, your names and stories, filled my inbox. I had the privilege of “meeting” you,…


Finding Peace: Part 1 … with Shannon Woodward

An interview with Shannon Woodward, where I learn about purpose, and identity in Christ, and what it means to find peace… in the heart of God… It has been many…


As a Token of Appreciation….

for the kind readers who wander into this quiet place now and then, to Listen and Worship and Pray to Abba God with me, if you would like a hard…

Family, Mothering Prayer, Words

Love Song

As a teen, I used to sing love songs, dreaming.Now in middle-age, (yes, it is that time already) I am singing the only genuine love song. The words are radical,…

Family, Homeschooling, Mothering Prayer, Quotes, Refiner's Fire

Blotted Secrets

“In these pages I tell secrets about…myself because I believe that it is not only more honest but vastly more interesting than to pretend that I have no such secrets…