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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Not Forgotten.

“Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.” -David Stiers It may mean you have to share a bed, pass down clothes, fill up the milk jug even if you are not the one who emptied it, have a servant’s heart, braid each other’s hair and listen closely when actions speak louder than words…

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How Much Milk is in your Fridge?

  The black printer flipped out colorful print … kitchen scissors trimmed the edges and I slipped the tiny artwork into an old frame, painted pink, which had been sitting around in the basement for months. This home, this family of mine, the raising of children, the nurturing of a marriage, the calling of being…

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Priorities or Preserves.

“Oh these children, these children! The restless eager boys and girls whom we love more than our lives! Shall we devote our time and strength to that which perishes while the rich garden of our child’s soul lies neglected, with foul weeds choking out all worthy and beautiful growths? Fleeting indeed, O mother, are the…

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Raising up {godly} Daughters

“I wouldn’t want to be you in a few years.” “Just wait till they’re all teenagers!!” “And you only have one bathroom?!”   Such comments are quite familiar to our family now – raising five daughters must in some way induce some sort of bewilderment and often times, disdain, to many commenters. However, I must…

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Canning up Comfort.

  “As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness — just the pure air to breathe and…

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