March 18, 2020 – Birth Pangs

Here is a meme on Facebook that I had to laugh at because I found it very true of our family life. I haven’t felt very much panic or fear in this time. 1. As a Christian, I believe that I need to be eternally-minded. If I die on earth, then I go to heaven….

February 26, 2020 – The Memory of Sounds

I was watching a very interesting documentary today called, “Grandfather”. It is about a self-sufficient Latvian man who is 76 years old. He has a very old-fashioned approach to farming, using an old work horse to complete most of the tasks alongside him. There were some sounds in the documentary that touched my soul. One…

February 25, 2020 – A Message and All People

It has been 20 days since I updated. I’ve made the homemade toothpaste, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, and household cleaners. Honestly, most of us are really happy with the outcome of all of them. I also tried some nearly zero waste shopping at a grocery store about 1 hour and 15 minutes away. There is…

February 3, 2020

Eeking out every bit of rest. That seems like a dichotomy in some regards. Maybe it’s because I know that I only have maybe two more weeks, before I have to start working on the garden. Life has an interesting way of priming you for the reality that it is. Even though we have one…

January 13, 2020

Ruminating on 2019 isn’t something I’ve really relished, so I put it off. And really, I won’t be putting too much into it either. 2019 summed up: Change, and possible change. Trusting Him through the change and possible change. Even through the strangeness of 2019, we have had peace. We’ve had a lot of people…

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Nearly every time I write or type “2019”, I get a little panicky. It reminds me of how short time is. It reminds me that it has been almost 20 years since my oldest child was born. Was it really 20 years ago that I sat in the lamaze class, wondering when Lilly would be…

A New Heritage

There are things that are a blight on my past; dark smudges that keep my memories from having a pristine quality. Some of these smudges were made by my own reactions, but reactions are caused by actions of others. A decade ago, I would have taken on full responsibility for both the actions and reactions,…

Chopping Onions

Chopping Onions I don’t know that I’ve ever met anyone who enjoys chopping onions.  It’s a little tedious.  They make your hands smell, and your eyes tear up.  For me, though, for many years, chopping onions brought anxiety. Back in 2009, we were in the process of leaving a church.  The pastor’s wife had a…