Why Christmas?


For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. — John 3:16 Without Jesus, there is no Christmas. He came so that we may be reconciled to God. The tree, the ornaments, and the cookies (yes, them, too) […]

Can I Just Tell You….


that if you make this fondue and there’s any leftover. (There might not be.) But, if there is, it is really good cold the next day, eaten with a spoon. Oh yeah. Makes me want to do a happy dance. Just go hide in the pantry so you don’t have to share it. {Wink.}

Being Free

For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God. Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. 1 Peter 2:15-17

What’s Your 6th Picture?


Shona Christine tagged me for the 6th Picture Game. Since my 6th picture brought back a flood of memories, I thought I’d share it. This is FishPapa and FishBoy8 (though he was only 2 in the shot) back at our house in Paso Robles. We practically rebuilt that house in the five years we lived […]

Counting the Days


Every day is a bank accountAnd time is our currencySo nobody’s rich, nobody’s poorWe get 24 hours eachSo how are you gonna spendWill you invest, or squanderTry to get aheadOr help someone who’s under Teach us to count the daysTeach us to make the days countLead us in better waysThat somehow our souls forgotLife means […]

Time for MOM: Spend Time with a Friend


My friend Jessika and I have known each other for about 15 years! It’s so fun to walk through motherhood together. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.” – C. S. Lewis It’s good for mom to get out. […]

Need a Last-Minute Gift for Dad?


The pressure can be something fierce when Father’s Day roll around. The purpose is to honor the dads in your life, but it can become this, “Oh-my-I-better-get-him-something-good” frenzy. And “something good” can often be translated into “something expensive.” But it doesn’t have to be that way; you can honor Dad and still respect the wallet. […]

Time for Mom: Enjoy Your Peeps!


I’m off for a weekend with my family. Being away from home can be a lot of work. I have a lot of the same responsibilities in terms of childcare and family management, but without the comforts of home. But, the other side of the coin is that I have fewer household duties because I’m […]