Uncommon Farewell

This last summer we said good-bye (for now) to my beautiful, 97-year-old grandmother, Lillian.  She was a bright, spirited, fiercely independent lover of Jesus. Her life was a tapestry of God’s grace woven through the ordinary everyday of one who chose to live a life of service to Christ. Grandma’s parents were song evangelists in…

September Issue

Dear Friends, The mornings are growing cooler and the days are shortening. Fall is around the corner–hip hip hooray! I’ve been thinking quite a bit about change lately

July Issue of Letters From Home

Dear Friend I hope you’re thriving despite this heat wave. The humidity and relentless high temperatures have drained all the energy out of me the last few days; it even (miraculously!) took a little out of my boys. Even so, we’ve been enjoying these high-summer days. Family came for a visit this month and the…

June Issue

It’s the last day of the month and I’m still wondering where the first week went! It’s been busy around our house with swimming lessons and strawberry picking and family visits and tree-fort construction. The weather has been fine—if a little cool—in our part of the world. I’m sitting on my deck as I write,…

May-ish

Ok. Yes. I know the calendar says that it is now the second day of June and that May has been boxed up and put on the shelf for next year. Unfortunately, I am a lifelong procrastinator. I lost track of time somewhere around Mothers’ Day and the last few weeks have been full to…

Changes

Dear friends, Oh, the life of the Mommy-Blogger. What does that title mean in real-time? It means my plans are always balanced precariously on the whims of home-life.

If I’d Only Known….

Dear Friend, This has been a week of loss for so many.  I’ve heard sad news, bad news, scary news from so many corners of the world in the last seven days, it’s hard to keep up. I feel like I’ve been in a perpetual state of prayer and worry. The other day I needed…