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Chasing After Sunsets

Driving through sun soaked countryside, meandering, journeying, questing, we think it will never end. Hill after rolling hill, cows and sheep, horses and dogs, we are enthralled by each new sight. Little churches dot the hills, their steeples raised in praise to God, our hearts and voices lift in response. Creeks tripping over rocks, bridges and barges and asphalt and […]

How to Raise Siblings who Enjoy Spending Time Together

When I was pregnant with my fourth, I started watching the show “Parenthood”. While there was a lot of dysfunction between the four adult siblings, I loved the camaraderie that they had and the way they were there for each other. And then I found out that my fourth would be a girl, making our total 2 boys and 2 […]

Giving Generously Without Guilt

The most wonderful time of the year can easily slip into the most overwhelming, most guilt-ridden time of the year if we aren’t purposeful. In attempts to make Christmas special for our kids, it’s easy to get caught up in buying more and more and more. And starting as early as October (maybe September!), we are inundated with opportunities to […]

The Freedom of Admitting Imperfection~ Road Trip Reflections

Seventy two hours. It’s a huge number, especially when those hours involve a road trip, when they mark the time spent in a minivan. Thirteen movies. Some watched more than once. Because who can resist a cute little two year old when she says, “Watch a wovie?”. Forty eight state, two Indian nation, five Canadian province and one District of […]

Snow Dayes

When I was a girl, I would spend hours in the pool in the summer and hours in the snow in the winter. Spring and Fall had their own allure, but give me some form of water to splash in or sled on and I was a happy girl.   It seems my snow love has been passed on to […]