A Dream Deferred

| June 18, 2010

“The torment that so many young women know, bound hand and foot by love and motherhood, without having forgotten their former dreams.” ~Simone de Beauvoir Someday, I would like to get married to a man who I can follow to the ends of the earth as he follows full-heartedly after Christ. Someday, I would like […]

A Wise Mother Guards Her Time

| May 1, 2010

She was busy running the women’s ministry at church. She would rush home and get ready for her MOPS meeting and then later in the day she knew she would somehow try to fit in the desperately needed shopping trip to host the monthly bible study in her home. She also had to run Johnny […]

Five Cheap Ways to Make Your Home Beautiful!

| April 28, 2010

Photo of a flower from the beautiful bouquet that my sweet friend (thank you Susan!) brought last week. Now the bouquet is hanging on my living room wall to dry. I will think of her friendship each time I see it. Flowers are a great way to bless someone. Simple, frugal ideas to make your […]

A Ministry of Muffins

| April 19, 2010

There is a homeless man who lives in our town… well, at least I think he’s homeless. Most people say that he is. Although someone told me he has an attic room somewhere on the east side of town, and that may be true. Someone else who knows someone who works in the bank says […]

The two worlds of the homemaker

| April 6, 2010

Sometimes life gives you lemons, and, being a homemaker, you make lemonade.  Sometimes life gives you pink flowers, and you arrange them in a vase…  and sometimes life gives you cookie crumbs and peanut butter smears, and the only thing you can do is wipe them up and love the ones who have left them […]

Home: Created for This

| April 5, 2010

Perhaps the greatest peace, the most overwhelming  joy came to me shortly after I came home from my job as a school teacher to be with my children. I remember inhaling the sheer span of time in my morning, giddy over the fact that I didn’t have to snap, “Hurry up” or some other time-induced […]

Home Girl

| March 29, 2010

I think we all come to that point at one time or another in our “stay-at-home” journey. When we first decided to shift our focus, to turn our hearts towards home, we were enthusiastic and vibrant, purposeful and driven, meticulous and focused, bright eyed and bushy tailed. We had a grasp of the bigger picture: […]

Hospitality from Home

| March 21, 2010

There will be times that you cannot show hospitality in your own home. If you are recovering from illness, for example, it would not be wise to invite people to dinner. If you do not have adequate living facilities or have temporary upheavals in your house or your life, you will not be able to […]