5 Things Sarah Taught Me

My friend, Sarah’s birthday is tomorrow. We met about 20 years ago when we were embarking on a great adventure — a year’s study abroad, in France. We walked all over Bordeaux and the outlying areas together, talking about everything under the sun. Later on we both majored in French Literature, became high school teachers, […]

Mere Christianity, The Story of the World & Booking It

We’re Booking It around here. Yesterday we talked about the month’s reading assignment, Mansfield Park. Today is a veritable free-for-all as we share what we’ve read on our own. For the kids With six children home all day, we read a lot together. So much so that I go hoarse reading. Certainly, my oldest three […]

Booking It with Mansfield Park

This year we’re Booking It on LifeasMOM. It’s an online book club designed to get you off the computer, phone, and boob tube and into a book. Reading is an adventure! You learned this long ago. But, in our older years, it is tempting to forget. On the 10th of each month, we’re discussing an […]

Laughing at the Days to Come

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. — Proverbs 31:25 Traditionally, I’ve been a worry wart. I’ve gotten better with age. I’ve seen some hard things. I’ve cried tears. While the “worst” hasn’t happened, enough hard stuff has come our way and we’ve survived it, that I’m […]

Having Faith for Motherhood

A few weeks ago I had the chance to attend a conference solely devoted to motherhood. Sally Clarkson was the main speaker. And while I knew only a small handful of the other moms in attendance, it was pretty amazing to be in a large auditorium surrounded by women who wanted to be better moms. […]

Time Management Without a Schedule

photo source Remember the love-hate relationship I have with schedules? Well, a few months ago I gave it a go. I really did. I wrote up a schedule and I ran it through the paces. And ya know what?┬áIt really didn’t support what the players on my team were doing. It wasn’t good for morale. […]

Songs that Pull My Thoughts to God

photo source: D Sharon Pruitt Music can do such wonderful things for your soul. It can soothe the anxious heart. It can motivate one to get moving. It can turn our thoughts toward God in worship. Some of my favorites: Your Name by Paul Baloche Everlasting God by Brenton Brown Hosanna by Paul Baloche Mighty […]

Plan a Great Weekend

Usually by the time Friday rolls around here, I am beat. Hubs is exhausted. Yet, we still want to spend good time together since we have two whole days at our disposal, overtime schedules permitting. Yet, two different bloggers have convinced me of the need to plan for the weekend. These are old posts, but […]