Do it Heartily as to the Lord

This was the verse for my devotional today: And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians. 3: 23, 24 NKJV I needed this reminder. So often I get frustrated with breaking up another argument between the kids [More...]

Alone Yet Not Alone Hymn

I heard this gorgeous song sung by Joni Eareckson Tada and I had to share. You can buy the MP3 of Alone Yet Not Alone here on Amazon. The song is featured in the new movie of the same title, which tells of the true story of two sisters who are separated in the French-Indian War. The movie edition of the book is available on Amazon and there is [More...]

An Exhausted Mama’s Homeschool Plan

homeschool tired mom

(image source:  Last night was not a good night. The baby was up a lot. By a lot, I mean over 12 times. At least 7 of those were before I even finally got to sleep (which didn't happen until after 3.) Needless to say, this Mama is tired. We all have those days. And these are the days when we need to [More...]

Fit to Burst Book Review and Giveaway

fit to burst

Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood, by Rachel Jankovic You may remember a book review that I did quite a while ago on Loving the Little Years, by Rachel Jankovic. Rachel has written a new book, Fit To Burst, and I've been offered the chance to review the book and host another giveaway for a copy! Here's the [More...]

You’re Still a Good Mom

You're still a good Mom

  Today I was shocked to read a post on a popular blog's Facebook status that was openly judging another Mom. Not only that, she was encouraging others to judge, as well. She had linked to an article that was talking about how a woman faced harsh judgments online for saying that she only bathed her infant son once a week. The Facebook [More...]

The Increase that Children Bring


Image: Vlado/ I was reading through some of the Proverbs and this verse stuck out at me. Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. Proverbs 14:4 NKJV And it made me think of how life is with kids. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to compare my lovely children to large [More...]

Led to Still Waters

leads me to still waters

  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-3 NKJV Most people are familiar in some way with this verse. Today, though, I read it in a new way. "He leads [More...]