I am the Keeper

LauraAll Posts, BEST OF, Healthy Living, Marriage, Motherhood

Sometimes a book sits on a shelf though it should be thrown away. Sometimes a movie or a phrase or an attitude lingers in our home a little too long. Or, rather, sometimes a wall remains blank though it should be beautified. Sometimes a gift remains ungiven a smile, unsmiled a lesson, untaught, a song, unsung in our house too … Read More

Heart Transplant Surgery

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Vivienne is an aspiring nurse, doctor, and ambulance medic. She is only ever interested in dolls if she is giving them medicine or, well, a new heart. I just had to snap a photo of this aspiring scientist, too. She was just too cute, thinking she had the hang of it and all.

It’s Your Fault: The Blame Game

LauraMarriage, Motherhood

I find that the minute I want something that I cannot get easily, I slump down into an internal pouting heap and blame someone – anyone – for failing to get me what I want!! Case in point: I’m a rather simple girl whose “one simple desire” is to enjoy a hike now and then. For immature and unidentified reasons, … Read More

Thinking about…

LauraAll Posts, Marriage, Motherhood

“When Lamech had lived 182 years, he fathered a son and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the Lord has cursed this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.” Genesis 5:29 Like a hammer hitting a nail, this prophesy keeps ringing in my ears: How did Noah … Read More

Joyous Passover! For Little Ones!

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

This week we celebrate how God has freed us from our slavery to sin. We celebrate that He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. We celebrate the magnificent fact that because we are covered by Jesus’ blood, Death has … Read More

Dishwasher Diving

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

A couple of years ago, I read an article about a group of business people who were saving loads of money by “dumpster diving” at 5-star restaurants. They raved about the fine cuisine they could enjoy at no cost to them. Oh, the scalloped potatoes! The slabs of tender steak! The trays of fluffy lemon meringue! ‘Reminds me of our … Read More

Kick Self-Entitlement: A Click Away

LauraAll Posts, Marriage, Motherhood

Last week, I wrote a post about self-entitlement for my friend’s blog, Like a Warm Cup of Coffee. I just remembered that I never told you about it! So, click one more time to read it here.

The So-Far Series: Habits that Shape a Character

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Inspired by a list of parenting lessons and resources that I found in my    journal, I’ve decided to use this week as a “So-Far Series” and share our thoughts with YOU! By the way, be sure to dust off your own opinions for Friday’s “So-Far” Shebang when you can Mr. Linky or comment your best advice… so far. With 4 … Read More

The So-Far Series: Training a Child

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Inspired by a list of parenting lessons and resources that I found in my journal, I’ve decided to use this week as a “So-Far Series” and share our thoughts with YOU! By the way, be sure to dust off your own opinions for Friday’s “So-Far” Shebang when you can Mr. Linky or comment your best advice… so far. With 4 … Read More

The So-Far Series: Etiquette for Little Ones at Home

LauraAll Posts, Motherhood

Inspired by a list of parenting lessons and resources that I found in my journal, I’ve decided to use this week as a “So-Far Series” and share our thoughts with YOU! By the way, be sure to dust off your own opinions for Friday’s “So-Far” Shebang when you can Mr. Linky or comment your best advice… so far. With 4 … Read More