An Omer of Manna: Finding Joy When Life is Hard

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking to a group of homeschool moms. As I was praying about what to share, I realized that the most important thing I can share with anyone is what Jesus has done in my life. Our stories of redemption and grace hold incredible value.  So I shared. I … Continue reading An Omer of Manna: Finding Joy When Life is Hard

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The Rhythm of Rest

We sit cross-legged on weathered wood and look across the lake. Gentle hills, thick with trees, rise and fall on the other side. And in the water, lily pads rise and fall too. “Dose weaves are walking on da water!” my three-year old exclaims. Last weekend, thunder crashed and the lake churned. Lightning lit up … Continue reading The Rhythm of Rest

Revising the American Dream: What Homeschooling (and my Dad) has Taught Me about Life

It was cool in the gazebo. Flowers bloomed boldly all around, cicadas buzzed in the treetops, and a little nuthatch tap-tap-tapped on the roof, looking for seeds he had hidden away between the gritty shingles. Despite the beauty of the day, I was a little out of sorts. My dream house was for sale—and totally out … Continue reading Revising the American Dream: What Homeschooling (and my Dad) has Taught Me about Life

Gifts

A lot of people have been tweeting about "1000 Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. I haven't yet read the book, but wanted to write down some blessings anyway. I think there are about twenty gifts buried within this post. So here goes ... some things for which I'm thankful: My toddler, who has beautiful blue-eyes and … Continue reading Gifts