random kindness recap

How did the 25 Days of Random Acts of Kindness Go? I could not recall ever doing a project as a family lasting 25 days, but random kindness acts we did, looking for opportunities everyday, and everywhere we go. It became the most blessed thing we have done together during Advent (over listening to Handel’s … Continue reading

25 Days of Random Kindness

Last minute ideas. Pardon me, I seem to thrive on those. I was revisiting Ann Voskamp’s Jesse Tree devotional, and as I was reading, I thought, I’d like to change things up a bit for the family this year. Still wanting to keep it simple, yet I yearn to personalize the “unwrapping His love in … Continue reading

this new season

Wow, time sure flies when you’re having fun! Boy, do I miss being here but life is full (of good things!) and living and savoring it brings little to no time to blog. The photo above was taken a few weeks ago when we “visited” this precious church on the corner. Visited in quotation marks … Continue reading

stress-free transition

On moving day- Two awesome College Muscle Movers took care of the first load. One and a half hours later, all furniture, books and heavier items were loaded and unloaded in the new house. Yep, one and a half hours, folks. One and half miles away. That was awesome! But then we weren’t done. We … Continue reading

today, take 2

so much for photo a day. but i’m feeling better today, the house looks a bit manageable, and my attitude is better. yes, in that order. so here i am:) golden watermelon~ It’s super sweet, but the girls are not so crazy about it. We picked 3 up (2 are red) and the gal at the … Continue reading


blogs tend to be quiet in the summer, no? so this week, in the spirit of consistency i’m doing a photo a day project. (in this case: day and night.)  doable and reasonable, right? to farmers market on a beautiful, cool morning~ surely we’d miss these early sunday walks when we move. while biking around the … Continue reading

to be gatekeepers

I meet missionaries, shake their hands, listen to their stories, and right then ask God, “sooo, when will You send me?” One day it dawned in me, He has sent me all along. This place where I am is my mission field. A special calling right at home- I am at peace with that. Have I mentioned … Continue reading