Street Safety

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Lately, my concern over my children’s safety in and near automobiles has been heightened. We recently watched Bella, a beautiful movie, though tinged with the sadness and pain caused by an auto accident. That coupled with the tragic death of Maria Chapman, daughter of Stephen Curtis Chapman, has tempted me to retreat into my little […]

Counting It Joy

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. — James 1:2-4 Four years ago today I was meditating on these words as […]

To Be Joyful and To Do Good as Long as I Live

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I was so pleased to stumble upon this scripture the other day. I was searching for “joyful” because I think that God desires that quality for his children. And lo and behold, here’s what I found: I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He […]

Oh My Goodness! Go Wash Your Hands

Check out this post about what germs are lurking in your washing machine. Hmm…..

Living the Mom Life

Each of us wears a number of different hats; woman, wife, mother, homemaker, educator, daughter, employee, cook, chauffeur, counselor — just to name a few possibilities. Whether you work in or out of the home, you are responsible for managing much. Perhaps you’ve wondered how to plan meals that are health- or budget-conscious juggle schedules […]

My Mom

She’s raised five children: three girls, then 2 boys. She’s taught kindergarten, Girl Scouts, and college. She’s been blessed by the arrivals of four grandsons and now four granddaughters. (Nanna is her name). She’s always had a fierce love for us kids. Her favorite saying, though grossly inaccurate, is “my child is always right.” While […]

Finding Your Groove

Mom, you are awesome | A reminder to moms to see the good gifts that they

So many times moms read or hear about another mother who seemingly “has it all together.” Maybe her house is spotless, or she has her budget in perfect, balanced order, or she makes homemade bread from scratch every morning. Our tendency is to find out exactly what she does and mimic it so that we, […]

Me as MOM

I am a mom. To some I am Jessica; others call me FishMama. My husband, God bless him, calls me “Super Ultra Lightning Babe.” But, for most of my day, Mama is my name. After God and my husband, my children are the most precious to me. It’s a good thing, too, since I have […]