At the beginning of the month news reports starting rolling out about a pastor's wife in Kansas that had gone missing. Her family and friends spent days and weeks desperately scrambling for any shred of information that could be discovered. Sadly, on August 19th, authorities found her in her car inside a shipping container in… Continue reading Pulling Back the Curtain
One of the best parts of using the My Father's World curriculum is that for the "content based" subjects, things like Bible, History, Science, Music, Art and the like rather than attempting to teach each kid something separate we all do those subjects together as a whole. We all read the same books, do the same activities, and have some wonderful conversations together centered around what we are all hearing, doing, and seeing together. This not only helps my own sanity but it helps to draw us as a family together as we share experiences and make memories together.
August is one of my favorite months of the year because it means that we are back to school. There is something exciting about the new curriculum, the new school supplies, getting back into a solid routine, and the eagerness of learning something we didn't know yet. The other thing I love about August is that it is the ushering of fall, which is my favorite season.
Does that mean I will be in this season forever? Nope, at any given time this season may shift and change. Our schedules will either open up or become even busier than they already are. Or our priorities may change due to outside circumstances. But because I read in these simple verses that God is the one who sets out the seasons, I know that I don't have to stress or worry about what season is to come. All I have to do is continue to walk day by day in faith and know that since God has placed me in this season he will see me through to the other side of it as well.
Titus is chalk full of valuable information for believers, but for women in particular, there are three small verses tucked away in the middle of the book that really just speak to the way that women are to relate to each other.
Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash Last week I wrote about how lonely I have been feeling in the wake of some big decisions made in our country and subsequently the response to those decisions. The constant bombardment of negative energy pouring from one side and the extravagant boasting with little to no compassion coming… Continue reading Open the Curtains, Let the Sun Shine In
Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash My social media is a strange place. On Twitter my feed is filled with conservative members of the Southern Baptist Convention. People that I made the choice to "follow" while I was in seminary and that my family and I have connected with along the road toward our theological… Continue reading Never Have I Felt More Alone
Pastors and their families work on Sunday. For many people it's just a day they choose to attend church, but for pastors and their families, while we enjoy being there, it is also our job. Choosing to not be at church on Sunday is like choosing to not show up for an important meeting scheduled… Continue reading Because We Work On Sunday
So here we are, back again. I will be honest when I say that I am finding it hard to believe that we are already into the first full week of April. Spring has arrived and along with it longer days (YAY!) and of course blooming, pollen, and wind (BOO!!) That also means that I… Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 7-ANOTHER Book Review
If you are like me figuring out what to get people for holidays can be tricky. As I have gotten older, had kids, and moved a handful of times I have come to realize that I want to give and receive gifts that are practical, useful, and won't generate more clutter. With that being said,… Continue reading 30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 6-Book of the Month Club and a Review
One thing that I get really annoyed by is when bloggers that I truly love to follow and read what they have to say discover some "work from home" (read Multilevel Marketing company) opportunity and suddenly all their posts, social media interactions, and messages are focused on that particular type of item, their personal brand,… Continue reading 30 Day Blogging Challenge-Day 5: Introducing Enchanted By Grace Designs