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A special birthday

When Timothy was born, there was a brief hush over the delivery room — enough time for me to realize there must be a problem. Fearing the worst, I asked my husband if the baby had died. No, he said, he’s going to be fine.

As Timothy was born, the doctor could see that the cord was wrapped around his next and as he loosened it, it was obvious that there was also a complete knot in his umbilical cord the hush was their surprise that he was just quiet and still — completely fine. The

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Saturday Morning Funnies

My mama sent me an email this morning… I laughed at the different quoted comments and thought I’d share them with you. As I type this, I find myself stunned that I am old enough to hear such questions or statements from my own dear children *and* grandchildren. My-o-my, How did I get so old without growing up!?!?

JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby sister… After a while he asked: ‘Mom why have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold milk?

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she

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Understanding the times…

This book is an invaluable resource:

The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian. A powerful book.

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I very rarely promote store boycotts or product-boycotts — mostly bcz I couldn’t possibly keep on top of who sells what and where egregiously offensive materials, products, etc., etc., are sold and bcz of the huge impracticality of such boycotts. But sometimes something is brought to my attention that I cannot ignore. Stuff dealing with the use/abuse of children — especially when that stuff negatively impacts their sexuality, their well being or how they’re treated by their families and/or caregivers — for these, I must not remain silent. And, in a round about way, I’m asking you to not remain

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seventeen years

In a moment, in a twinkling of an eye… it hardly seems possible that seventeen years have passed by since our seventh child was born. How marvelous the Lord has been to bless us with this son. How sweet the Lord is. I am taking the time to write about this tonight bcz over the years I’ve talked to many, many women who’re ambivalent to yield their childbearing to the will and determination of the Lord.

I’ve noticed there’s sort of a point of questioning family size at odd times. I’ll give you some examples. Most Christian families would say

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motherhood means goodbyes

The goodbye’s of motherhood. I’ll tell you, I never thought about this end of the deal as the children were coming along and our family increased in size every other year. I didn’t even think about it when the children would go on occasional outings or when they headed off to camp every once in a great while. It just didn’t occur to me. I don’t know why — but it didn’t. O, sure, I did nod my head in total ignorance agreement when women would give me knowing smiles and advice that these days would go so fast. I

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What a difference a day makes…

I thought I’d write a bit tonight — perhaps an update of sorts or maybe just an “I’m checking in” sort of post. Whatever it might end up being, suffice it to say, I’ve missed blogging, I’ve missed this sort of portal to the world and I’ve missed looking for things that might encourage, inspire or give some help or hope to someone else.

I could not have known as I wrote my last blog entry that that night my life or, rather, life for our family would take such a dramatic turn or that we

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“Rejoice with me”

Enthusiasm’s contagious! Isn’t it interesting how quickly our mood or emotions can change by being around someone who’s enthused about something? Or, someone who’s elated over accomplishing some great thing? It’s kind of like the bible verses in Luke 15:

8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? 9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.


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The Family Meal Table

One of our greatest treasures and lasting blessings is our meal table. It’s a real challenge to maintain mealtimes when the family begins to grow and scatter in different directions each day. But we endeavor to have at least one meal, if not all of them, together each day. It’s difficult to persevere with this one sometimes — especially when it’s easier to just “grab ‘n go” when schedules are hectic or when schedules are so different for older family members. Still, I desire to hold fast to this treasure — this family tradition — this mainstay: the family meal

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The HomeSchool Community Remembers Christopher Klicka

The following, a tribute to Christopher Klicka, April 2, 1961 – October 12, 2009. The first of three parts at the Home School Legal Defense Association site:

A Tribute – Part One

part 2

part 3

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