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Friday Favorites {Uniqueness, Finding Time and Child Training}

Friday Favorites {Uniqueness, Finding Time and Child Training}

Some favorite things around the web this week: The Dangerous Pit of Uniqueness. How easily our minds can spiral into self pity when we begin to think that nobody can understand our situation because it’s so complex and special. Actually, God’s word has promised us […]

Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition

  What’s new in my house? Why has this blog been so quiet? Well, SUMMER. My days look like: looking for summer jobs for kids, searching for college scholarships, entertaining friends, grilling out, beach days, reading aloud at night, getting ready for Vacation Bible School […]

Weekend Edition: Recipes, Books and Art I’m Loving Right Now.

Weekend Edition: Recipes, Books and Art I’m Loving Right Now.

I don’t normally write on Saturday, but here I am. Winter seems long right about now, and to compensate (I think) I tend to fill the house with flowers. Peter bought me these hydrangea after the last blizzard, and surprisingly, I haven’t killed them. Emily […]

Things You’ll Like, Kids Pics and A Free Ebook

Things You’ll Like, Kids Pics and A Free Ebook

First off, I have to show you a picture that a sweet German lady named Rebecca emailed me of my Rebekah in Germany: And here is my second daughter, Emily who is at two weeks of CIT training at the Wilds of New England. Here […]

Going To Camp {and what you’ve been reading!}

Going To Camp {and what you’ve been reading!}

This weekend, Peter and I are headed off with about 20 of our church teens (THREE of them our own kids! Old, old…I am getting old!) to Winter WhiteOut, a snow camp that Peter and a group of New England Area Youth Pastor’s have been […]

What You Can Learn from Sarah Edwards

What You Can Learn from Sarah Edwards

I love observing older women and learning how to act  from them (and how not to act!). I was recently chatting with another pastor’s wife and was thanking her for being such a good example to me. Her life is characterized by a walk that fears God: humility, kindness, goodness and a life free […]

Thoughts on Dying- A Post You Really Should Read

Thoughts on Dying- A Post You Really Should Read

You may remember that I mentioned my bad dream last week about Peter dying, which was due to a real life situation that I had been praying about.   Amy Caldwell, my friend’s cousin, is dying of cancer. She is the young mother of seven […]

A Good Day for a Virtual Visit

A Good Day for a Virtual Visit

It is raining here in New England, so I am not going anywhere today! I am sitting with a cup of coffee and reading. Here are some interesting reads in virtual land today. 1. Women should not mother their husbands, per Jessalyn!  Read her insightful […]