Faith, Family, Homeschool, Nature

Cloud Watching

Whether it was two days, a month, or a year that the cloud remained above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would remain encamped and not journey; but when it was taken up, they would journey.  Numbers 9:22 "If you don’t like the weather, wait an hour." —that was a common maxim I heard growing… Continue reading Cloud Watching

Faith, Family, Marriage, Parenting

Waiting with Rebekah

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:11-13 In my thirty-five years of mothering five amazing children, I have changed no less than 5,000 messy diapers, lactated for 63 months, kissed and bandaged dozens of skinned knees, winced at hundreds of flat notes, and spent many… Continue reading Waiting with Rebekah

Faith, Family, Parenting

Into the Wilderness

I was reading in Jeremiah this morning when I came across what struck me initially as something of a contradiction. It had to do with the concept of ‘wilderness’. Most often, based on a kind of synopsis of Old Testament history that I have in my head, the “wilderness” in biblical context usually refers to… Continue reading Into the Wilderness

Faith, Family, Parenting

Pursuing Hannah’s Heart

Have I mentioned that one of my kids is a missionary? Lizzie left home at the age of 18 to earn a degree in Midwifery while serving in a clinic for impoverished women in the Philippines. She has been serving on the mission field for most of the six years since. Recently, after serving in… Continue reading Pursuing Hannah’s Heart

Faith, Family, Marriage

Lightness of Being… A Little Fish

And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 This year marks our seventh season as entrepreneurs – owners of a small excavation company operating… Continue reading Lightness of Being… A Little Fish

Faith, Family

Fallen Branches

I will utter hidden things, things from of old… things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done… so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be… Continue reading Fallen Branches

Faith, Family, Parenting

No Generation Gap

By definition, the phrase “generation gap” has a negative connotation. It means that something is lost in translation from one generation to the next. Differences in values, beliefs and perspectives result in a parting of minds and/or hearts. Chapter 3 in the Book of Judges tells the story of a ‘faith generation gap’ within the… Continue reading No Generation Gap