It's true that there are countless connections and applications that can be made between our spiritual lives and the theme of growth, nurture, food, nourishment and life. That's why I'm documenting here the successes, failures and most importantly, the progress of our gardening endeavor this spring. We are no strangers to gardening. We had one every … Continue reading the state of our garden
I am a big fan of Sundays, of church-going, of Sabbath-keeping and of the fellowship of the saints. In fact, I could probably count on my fingers and toes the times I have ever missed church. I grew up going every week because my parents were faithful laypersons who served in Sunday school, church … Continue reading confessions of a pastor’s wife
"It's a living book, this life: it folds out in a million settings, cast with a billion beautiful characters..." "And so my prayer is that your story will have involved some leaving and some coming home, some summer and some winter, some roses blooming out like children in a play. My hope is your story … Continue reading sharing our stories
I have a plant that is stressing me out. One of my goals for this year was to grow some stuff. We are working toward a family garden all the way from seed to plate. In addition to that, I want to learn the art of keeping a few houseplants alive. I know this is … Continue reading failure to thrive
I ended last year with some very specific goals for myself in 2015. One of those goals was to read more. Instead of waiting until the end of the year to make one gigantic list, I am going to post a monthly book report of what I've been reading. And instead of just listing the … Continue reading book report: chapter 1 (january)
Each year, I spend considerable time reflecting on the past twelve months. I ponder and write about the highs and lows. I think about where we were able to celebrate; what our wins were and I also consider low points and where I would like to see things change in the coming year. For the … Continue reading year in review :: 2014
It's no secret that I don't always make my kids get dressed and start their school work first thing in the morning. In fact, I prefer to allow them the space and time to sleep in is late as their growing bodies need and then let them ease into their morning by playing something that … Continue reading you never outgrow what you love
I don't know about you, but I love December. There's a host of reasons; Advent, the anticipation of Christmas, spending time with family, using my Christmas dishes and giving gifts top my list. Also. Target has already started putting out their Twenty-Fifteen planners and calendars. It takes every ounce of restraint and self-control I have … Continue reading what’s cooking in 2015?