Peace in Suffering

   I have had great intentions of blogging all week…but as you can see, that never happened!!    Monday night at midnight (so technically Tuesday morning) I headed to my sister’s house for her homebirth!  A week overdue, she was finally in labor!  After 24 long hours of hanging out with her while she labored, her third child, a baby girl was born –  all 10lbs, 6 oz of her!!    So, this week started out with all of the {Read More}

Un-Wordless Wednesday ~ Happy 6th Birthday Son!

Yesterday marked our sweet Trevor’s 6th birthday!  I am so thankful to God to have him in our lives!  God has created him to be a truly amazing little guy.  He is so sweet and compassionate.  He loves his little sister.  He is a true gentlemen.  He makes sure his sister is taken care of, and nobody messes with her. 🙂  He will not allow me to go out the door behind him, he makes certain ladies go first!  When {Read More}

John Piper on our Voting Perspective

Last week I posted a link to an article by John Piper about voting and our attitudes/perspective.  If you didn’t take the chance to read it, go ahead and watch this video which sums it up greatly!

Abortion Survivor!

Have you seen these videos yet?  It is amazing listening to the story of Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor, and her incredible faith and passion for God!  They are really worth watching

How Should We Vote?

   John Piper just wrote a very insightful article on the issue of Christians and voting, titled, “Let Christians Vote as Though They Were Not Votng.” Are you worried about the outcome of this years election? Do you feel as though you will experience extreme disappointment if things do go the way you voted? Do you wonder what your attitude should be through the election process as a Christian? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I strongly {Read More}

One Year Anniversary of our Baby Noah’s Birth/Death

**Updated to add:  I found my camera cord, and have added the photos to the end of the post now!**    I can not believe it has already been a year since I gave birth to our sweet little baby Noah, who was no longer alive.  It will actually be one year this Sunday, Sept 21st.       Here are the links to the posts I wrote about a year ago when we were going through this very sad time… Post #1 – the {Read More}

Psalm 78:4 Academy Begins New School Year on Monday

Psalm 78:4 says, “We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.”    This is the name we have chosen for our homeschool!  Last year I thought long and hard about name for our school, and while I was reading in Psalms I came across this verse, and instantly knew it was the name of our school!  My husband and I {Read More}

Chapmans on Larry King

  Have you had a chance to watch the Chapmans interview on Larry King Live yet?  If you haven’t – you must!!  But before you start, grab a box of tissues.  Go ahead, I’ll wait…… ……did you get them?  Ok, good!  (If you didn’t you will soon regret it !)  Now, here are all pieces of the interview in order…and then be sure to watch Larry Kings response to it all at the end! Larry King’s response After the Show We {Read More}

The Blog is Quiet…

   But of course my home, and life are not!!  🙂  That is why the blog is quiet!  This has been a very busy summer for us so far, and I do not forsee it getting any less busy!     What seemed might be another difficult time for our family turned out to be such a  huge blessing instead.  It was also yet another display of God’s graciousness in always causing us to depend fully on Him and not on the things of this world {Read More}

Priorities and the Home

   One of my biggest struggles in life is priorities.  Just ask my husband.   When we pray together at night and he asks what areas of my life I need prayer in, the one constant request I have (and have had for years) is that God would keep my priorities in line.  It would be nice if one day I could say, “you know, I really don’t need prayer for my priorities anymore!”  But I believe this is just one (of the many) areas of {Read More}

Being a Keeper of the Home

“They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.”  Titus 2:4-5 (esv)    I came across this list of “Top 10 Must Do’s” by Pamela Spurling on her website yesterday. My desire is to strive to fulfill Titus 2, and glorify God -first in my relationship with Him – {Read More}

Praise God!

   I haven’t had a chance to get on here this week.  We went out of town for a couple days because Jared had to take his Series 7 test. My husband started a new job in December. He has been studying to pass the Series 7 (which is a test to be a licensed stock broker). It is an extreemely difficult test.  If he didn’t pass the test, he would lose his job!! We are so excited to report that God {Read More}

Easter Blessings

   Hi friends!  It has been quiet on here this week!  I haven’t posted anymore Easter celebration ideas as I had intended to.  We have just been busy preparing for and celebrating Easter with the kids.    As I went for a run today, listening to my MP3 player, the song “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” played.  It brought me to tears as I ran, reminded of this day, Good Friday, and what that means in my life ~ what {Read More}


I just saw this video at Desiring God, and had to share it!  It is Pastor John Piper’s explanation of Ephesians 1 ~ God’s purpose in predestining us to adoption…and how that relates to us adopting children.

Happy Valentine’s Day

    Happy Valentine’s Day to all of my friends/readers!  I am thankful for you all, and pray you have a Valentine’s Day filled with Christ’s Love!     We are having fun here in our home today, doing many cute little Valentine’s activities.  But more than anything, I hope the love of Christ is what shines through today, because none of us can truly love anyone without His love penetrating our hearts.    Without His perfect love, I can not love my husband, my children, my family, or {Read More}