A Reminder from the King, and Batman, and A Peagreen Boat

We moved!We moved, and things blurred into twinkle lights and frost, cardboard boxes and missing socks.Life has slowed down, wonderfully so.I started reading poetry to the boys at night, their favorite being Rudyard Kipling: the Man who is for men, and young men, and for boys who like wolves and the Sambhur bells. I have … Continue reading A Reminder from the King, and Batman, and A Peagreen Boat

Strength in Leaves: A Moral in A Bunny Cup

Today I have a huge mess of a house, because the boys took it upon themselves to have a party which involved fruit snacks and green beans, the remnants of which are scattered on my floor. Yesterday was hard too. Someone in a Batman cape and superhero underwear was testing my patience. I may have … Continue reading Strength in Leaves: A Moral in A Bunny Cup

Focus On Cups and Sunrises…Ignore the Pee Pee

I woke up this morning and my favorite cup (it has pretty designs INSIDE it!) was clean and ready for some coffee love.I opened all the windows in the house and Q watched the sunrise and I rejoiced over clouds and cool weather after a few days of 100 degree what-the-end-of-September? heat.I made ham and … Continue reading Focus On Cups and Sunrises…Ignore the Pee Pee

This Far I Have Been: Almost Bananas With A Side of Real Estate

There are times in everyone's life, I suppose, when bills come due. You wake up and realize that your house is in a three week escrow (yay?), you don't know where you are going, or what to pack, you discover that your youngest has three doctor appointments in three days, your oldest is driving you … Continue reading This Far I Have Been: Almost Bananas With A Side of Real Estate

I Tried to Avoid It, But I’m Talking About Dog Doo Again

"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones" - Proverbs 17:22Since my steam vacuum bit the dust, the dog has had a poo-poo problem on my nice white carpet...twice...and someone urinated on my floor.What? The What?Imagine my poor feelings when a little guy walked up to me and announced … Continue reading I Tried to Avoid It, But I’m Talking About Dog Doo Again

Love and Other Fruit

"Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment"- C.S. Lewis...And somehow I find things to annoy me at any moment, so I rarely feel benevolent. When faced to rejoice always and praise God and love my family...I often balk, pout in a corner, and eat a cookie to console myself. … Continue reading Love and Other Fruit

Gifts for Today (Because Who Knows About Tomorrow)

It's hard to write during times of uncertainty.What do I know?Will I move to costal breezes or will I stay in the fiery furnace I call home?Can we even sell our house?Can I even survive packing?What should I be doing? What's going to happen? Where will we end up?All questions. Unanswered. Here's what I do … Continue reading Gifts for Today (Because Who Knows About Tomorrow)

Baby Steps to the Breakfast Table

"The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."- Galatians 5:14I lay in the dark, late, seething.I had just read a chapter from Crazy Love about living a life for God. Examples of ordinary people feeding starving children, abandoned to the streets, families going to soup kitchens on Christmas … Continue reading Baby Steps to the Breakfast Table

Encouragement From Cold Coffee

I wander the halls of my house with an half-full cup of freezing cold coffee. I carry it gently, carefully, optimistically, and there is a reason for this.Being a mother means you carry cold coffee around, waiting for the elusive moment where everyone is happy and the microwave is available. Mothering means living a life … Continue reading Encouragement From Cold Coffee