For My Mom: Make The World Wonder

My mom is a rare woman. She is humble, honest, passionate, idealistic, and self-sacrificing. She goes against the grain in almost every way possible and sees things through her own unique and fantastic lens. Like a cherry tree, elegant and extravagant, thriving in the desert, taking no heed to her surroundings and fully focused on the act of blooming, she gives the world something to … Continue reading For My Mom: Make The World Wonder

“With Montana, It Is Love”

I grew up in the forests of Michigan. Trees as far as the eye can see. A carpet of bright green growing things. Vegetation finding life in every crack in the concrete. Ridiculous humidity. Lakes and bonfires and crickets and cardinals and fireflies. Overcrowded beaches. Tourist towns on the Great Lakes. Cabins Up North. Mighty oaks. Acorns, squirrels, Canada geese, loons, and wolves. Vivid fiery … Continue reading “With Montana, It Is Love”

Is Sin Part of God’s Plan?

Welcome! This is part six in my eight week children’s devotional series Understanding Who You Are. Feel free to comment your thoughts below and share if you know someone who could use this! Here are the eight weeks: What Are You Made Of? How Did God Make You? Who Are You? Why Did God Make You? Why Do We Do Wrong Things? Is Sin Part Of … Continue reading Is Sin Part of God’s Plan?

Why Do We Do Wrong Things?

Welcome! This is part five in my eight week children’s devotional series Understanding Who You Are. Feel free to comment your thoughts below and share if you know someone who could use this! Here are the eight weeks: What Are You Made Of? How Did God Make You? Who Are You? Why Did God Make You? Why Do We Do Wrong Things? Is Sin Part Of … Continue reading Why Do We Do Wrong Things?

Encouragement for New Moms

Today was our first hike and swim of the summer. And it’s still April, not really warm enough to swim yet…but who cares about details like that! We packed up breakfast, lunch, water bottles, and swim suits and took off for the day. We spent the first half hour eating gluten-free blueberry muffins while bird-watching and chasing geese. Then we spent about an hour exploring … Continue reading Encouragement for New Moms

Four Ways To Keep Learning On Spring Break!

Hello friends! I don’t know about where you’re at, but here it took forever for spring to come! And I decided at the last minute that we are going on a full break from school as long as it stays so perfect and beautiful – warm enough to feel the sun but cool enough to be comfortable! We school pretty much year round. Even when … Continue reading Four Ways To Keep Learning On Spring Break!

Freezer Cooking Day [Video]!!! 18+ Meals Part 2

Hello Friends! I am having a lovely day today, and I hope you are too! The kids and I did some chores around the house this morning. Audrey kept the laundry going for me and all three of the kids peeled hard-boiled eggs for egg salad. As a side note, I have discovered that when someone else peels the eggs for you, making egg salad … Continue reading Freezer Cooking Day [Video]!!! 18+ Meals Part 2