So Why Are You Homeschooling Again? Part 2

“Hey Dad, bring us back the brain!” Luke shouted as his dad hopped in his truck headed towards a long awaited elk hunt at the exclusive Three Forks Ranch in Wyoming. Seth had saved all his “points” over the years to cash them in for a guided elk hunt on an incredible property about an…
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So Why Are You Homeschooling Again?

Two elk eyeballs and a deer brain currently reside in the refrigerator in my garage. That right there sums up why I’m overjoyed we decided to continue our homeschool journey into our third year. When asked, I like to explain that when we started this journey, I felt like I was homeschooling because I was…
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Our first walk without you felt so aimless, and our hands empty without your leash in them. We still went around our loop with throats tight and misty eyes. We loved you for almost fourteen years. The sound of your clip-clapping claws on the hard-wood floor walking over to your water bowl is eerily missing…
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Love Letters

“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4   Driving east on a moderately busy street, I could barely keep my eyes on the road ahead of me. I’m distracted, and I know it. I shouldn’t be because there’s a baby nestled in her carseat behind…
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sprouts, plant, seeds

“Do Not Despise the Small Beginnings”

Crossing the threshold from the bathroom to the bedroom of our modest three-bedroom ranch-style home, I heard in my spirit, “I made you to write.” This was not the first time I had heard God speak to me so clearly and directly, and His words did not entirely surprise me. I had enjoyed journaling for…
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nature, grass, sunset

He Sings Over You

My throat hurt and I was tired. It was mid afternoon as I carried my sleeping three- year-old daughter from her carseat into the house. Her eyes opened slightly and I told her she could go back to sleep on the couch. I was hoping she would so I could catch a short nap. We…
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About Me

I am a child of God, a wife to Seth, and a mother to James, Luke, and Eva. The Apostle Paul writes in his letter to the Corinthians, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). I became a “new creation” at the age of 23 when I surrendered my life to Jesus and was delivered from a decade of depression. Read more...