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Monthly Archives: January 2013

How to Cultivate {Inner} Beauty

“The road to love may be barred by still many more dangers, which you alone will have to face. So arm yourself with this Enchanted Shield of Virtue, this mighty Sword of Truth, for these weapons of righteousness will triumph over evil.” – Sleeping Beauty  [A letter to my firstborn daughter on the celebration of…

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Tinkling of bells.

    This scrubbing of floors. This washing of clothes. This training of children. Parenting. This is a high calling.   Two days ago, with the morning sunlight streaming through the frosty window pans, I read in my devotions how Aaron was to wear special clothes adorned with tinkling bells when he entered the Holy…

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The Art of a {Good} Marriage

It’s not the giant gusts of wind that will push you off course …   just weak, cold, bitter currents of air, over time … the little things, the small seeds of bitterness, those icy winds that can change direction of your day to day life … they can be frigid, blowing, winter sharp-edged words…

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Ted & Leia

“Little Rabbit,” she said, “don’t you know who I am?”   The Rabbit looked up at her, and it seemed to him that he had seen her face before, but he couldn’t think where.     “I am the nursery magic Fairy,” she said …    “I take care of all the playthings that the…

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Bake a Cake.

Why I love homeschooling my girls: Reason 151.     “Let’s bake a cake, mommy!”   Okay … sure. Why not? It’s Thursday. Snow is falling outside like pretty sparkling, icy flakes in a crystal snow globe. Babies are crawling. Toddlers are toddling. Violin music is playing in the background. Some of our homeschooling books…

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