journey through christianity

Oooh, tricky topic. I’ll try to tread lightly as I make way through the experience I had from meeting Jesus to, well, now. When I met and fell in love with Christ I was 17. In the years to follow I would fall deeply in love with him, relapse into opiate abuse, come to fall more deeply […]

me and my books

Okay, so I have been reading an enormous pile of books on how to live a better life. I am really excited to share some of my ideas on them… Me and Husband are in Financial Peace and so of course I am reading books on how to be more thrifty, on how to control […]

I love my homeschool friends

So this morning I scanned back over some of my earlier posts from when I first began blogging, and then again while going through life changes. Moving to Gainesville and leaving institutional church. Leaving organic church and moving to Kansas City. Have a several procedures this year, including removing my thyroid. I was diagnosed with […]

Replacing bad habits with the good ones.

Just gonna’ write it… I hate getting up. I love sleeping and wish I were sleeping right now. Yesterday I actually felt a little bit of loss for the days when I was so sick I couldn’t do much. I have no excuse today. I feel okay with some Motrin. The kids are eating their food […]

connections

Where do thinking and knowing turn into learning? Right at the edge. Learning comes from connecting new information to information already known. And what we know can be added to or amended, but rarely deleted. Sometimes bad memories are shut of in an attempt to protect ourselves. When a traumatic event occurs areas of our brains […]

Mom’s Moods

Did you know that moms can set the tone for a household, a day, and even a trip to the park? I read a few years ago that a mother’s voice has the ability to create peace in a child’s heart, or fear and anxiety. A series of tests were done on children’s stress levels, […]

differences

Okay, here’s my whole-hearted life, including a current trend in homeschooling. One I that didn’t bother me at first, but has been increasingly annoying. We’ll get to that later. Two days ago I had a  CT scan because one of my incisions has a dense mass underneath it and it ‘s not supposed to be there.  Results came back […]

Healthy and well in my soul

We’ve been homeschooling “officially” for five years now. And this year I experienced burn out in a way that I never had before. It seemed to go on and on; and my thoughts of sending the kids to public school crossed my mind often as I felt tired and sick more than I have felt well. […]

atmosphere built on a Rock

As a mommy I have fallen into some tortuous traps. Today I am writing about two pits in particular, the trap of trying to be “supermom” and the pit of doubt; of who I am in Christ. Wavering is for insecure moms during insecure times, but there are foundational truths that once realized, no longer […]

This post was private until my cat stepped on the publish button

What does it mean to be a Christian woman today? Last night I attended a session of a homeschool conference and the keynote speakers spoke about the Lord. And they are a beautiful couple who love Him dearly. It’s evident in the way they live. It was a nice night and I was glad to […]