Category Archives: Thanks

Heritage of Trust

A couple of weeks ago I was at my middle sister’s place and we were talking about children, and changes in our lives, and she said something about trusting God that grabbed my attention. I don’t actually remember what she … Continue reading

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Good And Pleasant

Lately I’ve been thinking about the promise that “all things work together for good to those who love God.” I’ve known that verse nearly all my life, but I’ve never really understood it. After all many, many things have happened … Continue reading

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The Sunflower

The garden bed in front of the house faces south and tends to be hot and dry. This year I decided to plant it with tall, heat tolerant things and installed a soaker hose. My hope was that enough plants … Continue reading

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Trying of Souls

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man … Continue reading

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A New Thing

Sometimes you know something isn’t working very well, but being in the situation means you can’t easily see the solution. We’ve known for a long time that our evenings after S got home from work weren’t satisfying either of us: … Continue reading

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Trickles From My Brain

The recent heat wave has been accompanied by impressive wind/thunder storms. The one on Saturday night knocked out our power and we didn’t get it back until about 5 pm Sunday (yesterday). The older I am the less well I … Continue reading

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The Adventures Continue!

What could be more pleasant than a quick (2.5 day) trip to the beach with my brother and his family before he moves on to his next posting (army)? Just throw a few things in the car, drive five hours … Continue reading

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Blessings of the Homeschool Convention

As I said yesterday I have a great deal to process and think about after having attending the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) Convention last weekend. I thought I’d start with a brief mention of some of the blessings … Continue reading

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Baby J

Is finally here! He was born Monday, May 7, 2012. 8 lbs. 6 ozs. 20 inches long. Very much adored especially by both of his older brothers. Here are a few pictures:

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