Life comes at us full speed, relentlessly.

And it flies by before we know it.

It comes and goes in a series of sunshine and rain, highs and lows, successes and failures.  And doldrums.  Let’s not forget the doldrums.

This blog exists to meet it all head-on for the glory of God, to grapple with and enjoy all of life in light of the Lord Jesus.

From being greatly overwhelmed to the great outdoors, from poetry to parenting, books to brokenness, grieving to gardening, edification to education, marriage to music, finances to friendship—whatever the topic, I hope you’ll be encouraged to “do all things in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father” (Colossians 3:17) and that you will lean on Him as the only immovable, solid Rock on which you can stand through the many storms of life.

It’s my goal to write and publish devotional and creative material to encourage other Christian women, including from time to time practical tips for managing life:  as a wife, mother, home educator, homemaker, and otherwise active and inquisitive woman.


Related to that, here’s a little about me.

I have 30-something years of experience at this thing called “life” and Jesus has had a hold on my heart for well over half of them.  If I have any credentials to boast in, I suppose that would be it (see 1 Corinthians 1:31 and Philippians 3:4-11).

My day-job is defined by my relationships.  I’m wife to my husband Nathaniel, mother to two rambunctious boys, and queen of the minivan, the laundry, and all things food- and finances-related.

I suppose you could also say that I rule over the dust bunnies, but in truth, I simply try to keep them from ruling over me.

We’ve been intent on homeschooling since before we had children (my husband was homeschooled from the cradle and married a public-school convert).  Now that we’ve been officially educating our boys for several years, we’re finally settling into the world of Christian Classical and Charlotte Mason philosophy and practice.

You’ll probably definitely see some posts on the subject, though that is not the main focus of this site–I want to encourage my sisters in Christ no matter their approach to education.

We live in Arkansas, the Natural State, and naturally love to get outside and have adventures in the wondrous world God has made.  Plus, we live in the country on seven acres, so it’s pretty much unavoidable.  And we like it that way.

To whom it may concern, I’m an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs scale.  That may explain my love of planning and disdain for extraneous details.  Maybe.

Speaking of details, I think you’ve got enough to go on for now.

Let’s keep the main thing the main thing:  I’m a sinner saved by grace.  I hope the fragrance of that sweet truth permeates every post.

Thanks for stopping by.


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