Tag Archives: family

Taking the “Labor” Out of Labor Day

Yes, I’m still alive. To prove it, I thought I’d drop by Ye Olde Blog, sweep away the cobwebs and update you on this crazy life of mine. I’ll try to keep it short, though, because my goal is to … Continue reading

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Summer is….

      and MORE ice cream! But mostly, my friends, summer is OVER. :(   Please be patient with my lack of blogging. Life is extremely hectic as I started my new teaching job this week (which I’m super-psyched … Continue reading

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Praying Scripture for Your Children

Earlier this week, Kelli wrote about how she gets up early and prays scripture for her children. Consider me inspired…well, all except the “getting up early” part. ;) Later that evening as I was reading my daily Bible reading, I … Continue reading

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A Special Delivery (Twelve Years Later)

Twelve years ago, we got a special delivery. A baby. Not long afterwards, we participated in a baby dedication service. In case you’re not familiar, they are special services held by churches where new (or new-ish) babies are brought before … Continue reading

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On Deja Vu and Being a “Greenbean”

Photo Credit: orchidgalore Lately, I’ve been experiencing a lot of deja vu. I’ll be in the kitchen, putting clean cups into the cabinets and the sunshine will hit my face just right, or I’ll be cleaning and the smell of Windex … Continue reading

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Becoming a Happy Homemaker

I hate being a homemaker. There. I said it. Home Sweet Home by Jamiesrabbits.  Shared under a Creative Commons License. Actually, that’s a bit of an overstatement. I enjoy working at home and taking care of my family–I really do!–but it’s … Continue reading

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Intentionally Intentional Successes and Fails

Remember when 2011 was fresh and new? Everyone was picking out a word for the year? The one I chose was INTENTIONAL. Unlike New Year’s resolutions, I haven’t forgotten about my word. Whenever the Spirit nudges me to do something and I think I … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Win an Award for “Christian Parent of the Year”

Trophy by Greencolander.  Shared under a Creative Commons License. When Jon Acuff recently blogged about how he sometimes feels like he is completely bombing his children’s spiritual upbringing, I could totally relate. We don’t do family devotionals. My kids don’t illustrate the Psalms … Continue reading

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The Most Important Piece of Furniture in my Home

The most important piece of furniture in my home is my dining room table. This occurred to me at midnight on Tuesday as I sat around the worn tabletop with my husband and a couple of old friends. We were rehashing adventures … Continue reading

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It’s “Ruff” Being a Preacher’s Kid

I’ve written about our PK’s (Preacher’s Kids) before–The Youngest and The Eldest–but we actually have three kids. The third is short, hairy and pretty smelly. We make him live outside. Occasionally we let him come inside for a visit and, … Continue reading

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