“The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.” ~ Proverbs 11:25 ~ Watering is time-consuming, and it can be expensive. It can seem like a waste, quite frankly. However, there’s something refreshing about the healthy green of a yard, feeling the soft grass under my feet instead […]

Daycare Dilemma

First of all, let me just say, I hate what the term “childcare problems” implies about our children.  Unwittingly, this subconsiously sends the message that our children are hassles and inconveniences.  Children that need care-taking are problems.  Why don’t we instead gather together as communities to discuss “parentcare problems?”  Why is it so hard to […]

On Being a Stay At Home Mom: Let’s Compare Schedules

The Working Parent Monday – Friday 6:00 am: get the coffee on, get ready for work 7:00 am: wake up the kids, get them ready for school 7:45 am: off to work/school/daycare, etc. 8:30 am – 12:30 pm: work 12:30 pm: lunch break–schedule personal appointments, return personal texts and e-mails, eat, walk 2 times a […]

What Does God Think About My Stuff?

I was recently involved in a group discussion about godly stewardship and the desire for things. Is it wrong to want a motorcycle? Is it wrong to dream about a new bedroom set? Would it be considered sinful to update a perfectly adequate kitchen for aesthetic reasons? How many watches are considered too many? Let’s face […]

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On Being a Stay At Home Mom: It’s Not a Competition

Far too often, it seems like life  is about trying to prove to others our worth, our success, our identity.  We buy into the idea that because we can buy a bigger home, we should; because we can afford a new car, we need to buy a new car; because our promotion at work affords […]

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Easter Eggs and Evangelism

This was my Facebook status yesterday: “Consider the weight of Good Friday and the greater weight without it.” This is how my status reads today: “It’s interesting to me how many churches equate evangelism with Easter Egg Extravaganzas.” Good Friday is ALL about Jesus. Easter egg hunts . . . not so much. So how, […]

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In Oil Country

>One day, not all that long ago, I had been thinking about Adam and Eve and the Garden. I’d been thinking about creation from the start and what God might have strung together, initially, in orchestrating creation’s living song. In my mind and heart, I suppose the picture resembled something like the other world in […]


> For nearly the past two years, I’ve grown more and more interested in the food industry, nutritional health, and food production in America and around the world. I am in no way close to being as healthy as I want to be and still really like Rice-a-Roni, Lays potato chips, and Oreo cookies; however, […]

A Quick Word

>Let’s reduce waste, very simply. Stop using paper and plastic products. Use glass or metal or cloth or bamboo, even. Wash your dishes and your napkins. If you must use disposable, then burn them–don’t just toss them in a sack and wait for the garbage man to pick it up. It costs a little more, […]

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Good Ol’ Moses

>Yesterday, after coming home from church and the basement potluck afterwards (one of the things that makes rural-ish community so endearing) I felt completely exhausted. So, I sent my kiddos outside to play in the sandbox and whatever other kind of safe mischief they could get into while I tried to grab a little shut-eye. […]

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