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Growing in Faith 

Stain

Stain

My husband is the type of man who will not do anything half-way. If he is going to commit to it, it will be done, and it will be done well. Last week, he was working on making a table/counter-top desk for church. He had two pieces of plywood. After making some...

Who Needs Saved More

Who Needs Saved More

So, I have had six kids in just over eight years. That means, every summer since I have been married, I have either been pregnant or had a newborn. As a result, this momma had no desire to take her kids to the pool. However, my oldest two did go to swimming lessons...

A New Lens

A New Lens

My husband and I just started a new hobby- photography. A got a "new" camera, some lenses, and a little bit of advice. Then all of the sudden I start seeing beauty everywhere knowing I just need to capture it behind a lens. It’s amazing how having a lens makes me see...

Identity

Identity

I just recently watched The Incredibles with my children. We love this movie. It never gets old. If you haven’t seen this movie, you should. It is about a family of Supers trying to get along in a world where they have to try to pretend to be something they are not...

What’s the Point?

What’s the Point?

I walked into the kids’ room to get the laundry and quickly noticed the clothes were all over their bedroom floors. I thought about asking them to pick up their dirty clothes and put it in the laundry basket, but then asked myself, “What’s the point.” As I bent over...

Exposed

Exposed

Last week we had a new internet service installed. When the installer showed up, my husband asked him to move our router and modem upstairs. He pulled out our bookshelf to expose the outlets and wiring system. He also exposed… an area I am not sure I have cleaned...

The Never-Ending Game

The Never-Ending Game

One of my favorite things to come out of this Quarantine is all the games we have been playing. Yesterday my girls asked me to play a matching game with them. Within about 10 minutes we had most of the pairs matched. But then we were left with nine cards. At first, I...

“Read”

“Read”

My little guy is 17 months old now. He’s so vocal! His favorite words are “MOM!” and “No!” For the most part, we can make out what he is saying, because he makes sure to get to the point by pulling us or throwing things in our direction. But one of the first words he...

Trusting Disney

Trusting Disney

I just watched Disney’s Onward with my kids. My husband had already watched it and said it was REALLY good! So, of course I had to too. Well, not even five minutes into the movie, I was crying. And the tears really only slowed down in the middle of the movie. I don’t...

Upside-down Remote

Upside-down Remote

Yesterday my kids were trying to watch YouTube using the television and remote control. Of course, the internet went out, and they needed some help. I reset the router, grabbed the remote, and attempted to use the search button. But the thing seemed to be going wonky....

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A Poison Ivy Wreath

A Poison Ivy Wreath

This week we have seen the beautiful colors of fall in St. Louis! As my kids were playing outside, they kept showing me the colorful leaves that they would find. So, I decided we should make an autumn wreath for our front door. Oh, they had a blast finding all the...

Don’t Stop Growing

Don’t Stop Growing

It’s finally autumn! I love fall. It’s seriously one of my favorite seasons. Hoodie and jeans weather! Fire-pits and hot apple cider! Pumpkin pie versus apple pie! Seriously, I love this season! But…Nothing tells you that your children are growing like the start of a...

Parents: A Glimpse of God

Parents: A Glimpse of God

My kids were playing outside as a storm rolled in. I saw a flash and heard a boom. So, I called them inside. My youngest daughter was apparently really scared when I called them in. I gave her a hug, told her she was safe, and sent her to play with her siblings. About...

Thoughts for My Daughter

Thoughts for My Daughter

While cleaning out the basement, I came across an old photo of my siblings and me. (I was like five-years-old.) I awed over it. Then my oldest came over and looked at it. “Mom, that looks like my sister!” He exclaimed. I’ve always thought my daughter slightly...

It’s More Than Dishes

It’s More Than Dishes

Recently our dishwasher decided to stop draining water properly. As a result, I needed to start hand-washing all our dishes. I do not love dishes. When I realized this, I may have given a little huff and reluctantly agreed to hand wash the dishes until the dishwasher...

Time for Fireflies

Time for Fireflies

It was the first week of summer. The boys were attending a day camp at church.  I thought it was a good idea, since being down 2 kids, to schedule a bunch of errands and doctor’s appointments for the week. So, my girls and I had a busy week of running which...

Just Like Dad

Just Like Dad

Every morning I wake my kids up, we eat breakfast, and then I remind them of their morning tasks. “Get dressed, brush your teeth, brush your hair, read your Bibles…” Wednesday morning as I was reading one of my younger kids her Bible, my boys came running to me. “Mom...

The Comparison Trap

The Comparison Trap

Last week I was able to take my kids on an outing that had a huge rock climbing wall! My oldest three happily stood in a long line to complete this task. As they reached the front of the line the workers helped each kid into a harness. Then they went onto the wall....

Check the Box

Check the Box

It’s time for Summer Reading Club at the library!!! YES!!! My kids love reading! As I have written before, it’s not unusual to find my children in their rooms reading books for fun. It’s like the favorite past-time around my house. If they’re not reading story books,...

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