It hit me, just like that. I was sitting at my desk, having just finished reading my Bible, and was thinking about the possibility of someday moving from this home we love. And suddenly I realized: today, this moment, these circumstances, this time and place, this is as good as it gets. Oh but no,… Continue reading Why Life Will Never Be Better Than This
I can assure you that my kneejerk reaction to that age-old question “Who can find a virtuous woman” is “if you’re looking for a virtuous woman here, you’ve come to the wrong place!” But what is virtue? Merriam-Webster puts it like this: conformity to a standard of right : morality, a particular moral excellence, a… Continue reading Maybe I’m a Virtuous Mom After All!
I’ve written a lot about my home, mostly in an effort to practice a deeper gratitude for it. The last few days I’ve been thinking about my home again but on a much different level than I usually do. I’m thinking about what I’d really MISS about this home specifically when and if we move… Continue reading Home Perks
If you were to introduce yourself and your strengths and weaknesses by labels only what would your label list look like? Mine would look something like this: CaringAD/HDIndecisiveHigh strungMelancholy-cholericStubbornCreativeDry humourHSP (highly sensitive person)PrivateLoyalINFP personality What does your list look like? Is it full of negative labels or are they mostly positive? Have you lived with… Continue reading What Does Your Label List Look Like?
Have you ever felt silence? Or heard it roaring in your ears and been struck by how loud it is? Have you ever sat down in a comfy chair, put your feet up after the children were sound asleep, and just listened? To the endless tick, tick, tick, tick of the clock, to the quiet… Continue reading When Reality Hits in The Middle of an Ordinary Day
1. Jesus and the Christmas story 2. My amazing hubby 3. My precious daughter 4. My sweet son 5. Sunsets 6. Fresh snow 7. Cozy winter evenings 8. Beautiful Christmas songs like Away In a Manger, Silent Night and O Come All Ye Faithful 9. Peace… in my heart, in my home, in my family,… Continue reading 100 Christmas Thanks
Some look at you in disdain, my little, oh-so-cozy home. They call you cramped, they call you tired, they call you homely, they call you cheap. They talk about you and shake their heads knowingly. Their words are not glowing words of praise or admiration. No, they may not say it in so many words… Continue reading In These Four Walls
Some day I want to be the old lady who smiles every day in the nursing home. Who has a sweet smile for everyone and a kind word even when she’s in pain. I want to be the old lady with a fabulous sense of humor. I want to be the old lady with an… Continue reading Some Day
Following my previous post on loving my little trailer home, I present my list of five things I have truly come to love and appreciate about living in a small, old trailer home… (because small and old is exactly what it is)! 🙂 Number One | I love the fact that I can dream to… Continue reading Five Reasons to Love Trailer Home Living
Being an idealist and perfectionist by nature, my dream home is always one of those multi-million dollar works of art that is completely unrealistic in terms of ‘available funds’. My kind of perfection isn’t found so much in excess square footage as it is in excess detail. I am always having the kind of experience… Continue reading Loving My Little Trailer Home