Books On Our Floor #5

It’s been awhile since I’ve updated my reading list in this space. So here goes…. and I’ll start with the books I read for Gina’s summer challenge. 1. Little Women – The first challenge was to “Reread a classic you enjoyed as a teen.” It’s been so long that it felt almost like a brandContinue reading “Books On Our Floor #5”

The Test of Love

The test is love, John says, is laying down my life for my brothers and sisters. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 1 John 3:16 KJV The NLT version replaces “lay down” with “give up.”Continue reading “The Test of Love”


I’m not sure why we get so hard on children for begging. After all, isn’t that what Jesus promotes in that little story about the friend begging for bread at midnight? Does this difference lie in the motive and manner of begging? such as, selfish whining vs. pleading for a blessing for someone else? JamesContinue reading “Persistence”

Good Gifts

My daughter wants an umbrella. Why or where she got this idea of needing one, I have no idea, but for a couple months now she’s had it in her head that we need to go to the store and buy her a little umbrella. I guess I wasn’t seeing the need so clearly, forContinue reading “Good Gifts”


1. A quiet, inactive space – This blog has been a place of zero activity (on my part at least) for… how long? And that’s okay, I tell myself. This particular space hasn’t been given much priority the last while because I’ve been living in other spaces. But… I’m happy to be back, here. 2.Continue reading “Spaces”

Books [No Longer] on Our Floor #4

Here is why the books are no longer on the floor: Not a grand photo, I know, but I just wanted to show you our newest idea for storing library books. We now have a baby crawling everywhere, putting all of Raelynn’s library books (and our reputation at said establishment) in jeopardy. I don’t haveContinue reading “Books [No Longer] on Our Floor #4”

No Giving Up

Before a single rooster crows, you will deny and disown me three times. (Jesus, Matthew 26:75) Peter did; he blatantly denied Jesus in His darkest hour, yet went on to become a church builder and Bible writer. I am conscious of my transgressions… my sin is ever before me. Against You, You only, have IContinue reading “No Giving Up”


My baby is not on her feet yet, but already she knows instability. On hands and knees. Rock, rock, rock. Slide a knee. Lift a hand. Oomph – bellyflop. Up again. Pitch forward. Faceplant. Waaaaaa…. But whether it’s learning how to crawl or walk, or simply how to keep from falling, we’ve all been there…Continue reading “Unstable”

Books On Our Floor #3

After finishing the Brighter Winter Reading Challenge, I was tickled to have a new challenge to follow. This one was offered by Gina and her sister at Home Joys. Rather than asking for so many titles per month, this challenge was set up by seasons. Here’s how I accomplished the spring challenge. 1. Read aContinue reading “Books On Our Floor #3”