Pride, or Pleasure?

My daughter, Shae, whom many of you know from her blogs Teen, Meet God and Shae’s Days, completed her annual dance recital (three performances) this past Friday and Saturday. I marvel when I watch my daughter dance. She has been blessed with the genes and talent (none from me!) necessary to become an accomplished performer. But… Continue reading Pride, or Pleasure?

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From Barrenness to Joy, and Beyond

I do so appreciate the thoughtfulness of the Lord when he sends a timely little blessing. Just in time for Mother’s Day, the verses in my daily reading of the Psalms included this: He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord. – Psalm 113:9 If I were… Continue reading From Barrenness to Joy, and Beyond

Thoughts About Our Home School Year

On Friday, another home school year concluded at the Jackson household.  As always, my kids were jubilant, while I experienced rather mixed emotions.   It is a relief to be done at last with the work of a home-schooling teacher. I won’t miss grading papers late at night, or writing out the day’s assignments early… Continue reading Thoughts About Our Home School Year

What (Change) Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Better

Change can be disheartening – for me, at least, as an inflexible introvert. Life is so much easier to coast through when things remain static, however briefly. But no day goes according to schedule, despite all my plotting and planning. Interference happens in the form of interruption, and I must change – change my schedule,… Continue reading What (Change) Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Better

Apron Spaces

Called the “Mother of Methodism,” Susanna Wesley is famed for being the mother of Methodist Church founders John and Charles Wesley. But she gave birth to twenty-two children in all, many of whom died as infants. For those children who lived, she determined to spend individual time with each throughout the week, and she dedicated… Continue reading Apron Spaces

The Privilege of Fasting

During a recent discussion about fasting, my family and I pondered the fact that while we choose to fast, much of the world is forced to fast, or even to starve. We are so ridiculously blessed that we have the option of ignoring a fully stocked pantry and refrigerator, and abstaining from food for a… Continue reading The Privilege of Fasting

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

How Do We Attain Authentic Peace?

Until it was pointed out to me years ago, I had never considered that Christ wishes for us to have peace-filled lives. Most, if not all, of the epistles begin with this greeting: “Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” - I Corinthians 1:3 How lovely to begin his letters to us with that message! It is… Continue reading How Do We Attain Authentic Peace?

Just Do the Thing

Last weekend, with joy and a few tears, we celebrated my oldest son’s sixteenth birthday. For Aidan, as for any American teenager, this birthday is a milestone because he’ll receive his driver’s license this year. And he’s earned it. He’s got a lot of common sense and good driving instincts, and he’s logged many hours… Continue reading Just Do the Thing

Old Soul Quotes: Choices

After some prayerful consideration and conversations with my family, I've decided to cut back on blogging (at least temporarily). Though I only post a few times each week, those posts take time that my family needs to invest in their lives, and that I need to invest in freelance work. I hope to continue posting… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Choices