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2015-2016 Year End Evaluation

I'm not even sure how to evaluate this homeschooling year. Not a clue. At first all I could think of were the stresses of the past year and how so much of "life" interfered with my plans. My husband pointedly... Continue Reading →

Art Project for Brave Writer Retreat: God's Palette

My art project for the retreat is done. I am glad...art is hard. Our theme is "what does it mean to be good to me". Our canvas is a quilt square. Every woman attending the retreat is expected to personally... Continue Reading →

Epiphany in the Dental Chair

Visits to the dentist make me nervous. Some visits are down right terrifying. When the trembling started I felt so disappointed. I could feel the terror spreading. I closed my eyes and tried to will my heart to slow down but... Continue Reading →

2016 Word

A new year full of promise, hope, new adventures, and dreams. Not exactly... Just more of the same-old, same-old. I'm not one for keeping New Year's resolutions. I'll let the fitness hype go this year. But, now that we are... Continue Reading →

January Book Study: Faith Unraveled

I read this today: "I do believe. Help me overcome my unbelief." --Spoken by a father with a dying son to Jesus. So can this girl plagued with dying religion say that to Jesus? Well, I reckon so. My footing isn't sure, the path... Continue Reading →

"There is also a deeper loss that’s harder to put a price on. If children are born with anything, it’s a sense of the invisible beauty and elegance of the world. They love seeing patterns, making connections, and solving problems.... Continue Reading →

Re: Why Are You Here Tonight?

Last week (or was it the week before?) Brother Phil at church asked a small group of us, "Why are you here?" I was immediately uncomfortable, found my hands fascinating, and hoped he would not call on me to give an answer (mercifully,... Continue Reading →

Re: Diagnostic

Hannah over at Praying With One Eye Open asked a question. What do you need most?  Have you asked yourself that lately? Would your answer change if your spouse were the one asking?  A friend?  A travel agent?  Your mom?... Continue Reading →

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