Slight Adjustments

My family spent Memorial Day morning on a nearby lake, in our shiny new kayaks and an older canoe. Conditions were great: a bit overcast (not too much glaring sun), a little breezy, warm, and mosquito-free. My older two kids paddled along well in their single-person kayaks, while my husband and I piloted the canoe… Continue reading Slight Adjustments

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Motherhood & Brotherhood

I write a lot about my daughter, Shae, on this blog. I suppose that’s natural, as we spend so much time together and share many common interests: fitness, healthy food, blogging, writing, photography, nature, and more. And as she is just like her father, she and I are quite compatible. While I enjoy discussing my… Continue reading Motherhood & Brotherhood

A Week in Our Lives

My daughter, Shae (Teen, Meet God and Shae's Days), and I thought it would be fun to record and share bits and pieces of our daily lives, as we enjoy reading those sorts of get-to-know-you-better posts. 🙂 We welcome your comments as always, friends! Meredith Sunday, February 10 What an unusual Sunday – icy roads… Continue reading A Week in Our Lives

Poetry: After the Snowstorm

I am walking In a pen-and-ink drawing Snow the lustrous linen paper Trees sketched neatly thereupon Sparrows stippling the space between   Then my children Dash onto the scene Coats of turquoise and coral and blue Sleds in other neon hues And brighter than all The incandescent color of laughter   Now I walk In… Continue reading Poetry: After the Snowstorm

Memorize & Meditate: I Timothy 4:12

(Note: I scheduled this to be published on Monday as usual, and although it showed up on my site, it didn't seem to appear on the reader. So we'll try this again!) This week's passage contains powerful and inspiring words for Christian kids, who need support in a world that sometimes judges them unfairly or… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I Timothy 4:12

Memorize & Meditate: I Timothy 4:12

This week's passage contains powerful and inspiring words for Christian kids, who need support in a world that sometimes judges them unfairly or misunderstands their faith. In that light, I'm having my three children memorize this passage this week. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word,… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I Timothy 4:12

Counting My Blessings

Counting My Blessings When I'm worried and I can't sleep I count my blessings instead of sheep And I fall asleep, counting my blessings When my bankroll is gettin' small I think of when I had none at all And I fall asleep, counting my blessings I think about a nursery And I picture curly… Continue reading Counting My Blessings

Dating after Twenty Years

I have a scrapbook of love letters my husband wrote to me while we were dating. I look at those cards and notes occasionally, and honestly, I laugh a little—not because of anything funny in the letters, but because of all that has happened in the twenty years of our marriage since. The letters he… Continue reading Dating after Twenty Years

Potlucks and Praise

It's that time of year when introverts like me must face the hard fact: 'tis the season for parties and potlucks. My daughter thinks it's both sad and amusing that I look at a holiday party as something for which I must brace myself, as she LOVES getting out of the house and visiting with… Continue reading Potlucks and Praise