Faith

Shabby Chic God

One of my favorite me-time activities is sipping tea while mulling over home decorating books (or more recently Pinterest). None hold my interest quite like those written by interior designers that are half artist, half junk-hound. The last decade has seen an absolute explosion of the DIY repurposing of the most unlikely objects into unique… Continue reading Shabby Chic God

Faith, Family

Everyday Emancipation

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; I have broken the bands of your yoke and made you walk upright. Leviticus 26:13 Yesterday was Easter Sunday. We enjoyed a splendid dinner with our two youngest daughters and three guests. The… Continue reading Everyday Emancipation

Faith, Homeschool, Life

Raising the Standard

I’m a slight history buff —something I only realized when I began teaching the subject in our little home-school classroom. After years of teaching science (preceded by years of studying math and science) delving into the humanities was a welcome breath of fresh air. Reading tales set in distant times and cultures held me as… Continue reading Raising the Standard

Faith, Life

Clean Eating

Last August, as part of an ongoing effort to more faithfully steward our health, our family embarked on a month of ‘clean eating’. My husband, two young-adult daughters and I shared 30 days free of dairy, gluten, legumes, sugar and food additives; while feasting on a veritable cornucopia of veggies, fruit and lean meats. Vitamin… Continue reading Clean Eating

Faith, Ministry

Stark Naked & Terrified

  My first impulse was to title this post “Naked and Afraid”. However it seems a certain reality TV show already pirated that phrase (Genesis 3:10). Not knowing the ramifications of pirating a pirate, I opted for modifying my original title. Now for my story... You know that dream where you’re on stage in front… Continue reading Stark Naked & Terrified