Saturday Snippets – January 15, 2022

Hello from our frosty little corner of the world! We’re just over here trying to stay warm, keeping busy with daily life, and enjoying good gifts from God! • Hatching chicks – Here’s our latest adventure. It’s time to add to our flock (and to delete some old hens) so we decided we’d hatch outContinue reading “Saturday Snippets – January 15, 2022”

Of Panic and Promises

Is the world falling apart? Absolutely. Is your personal world falling apart? Possibly. How does that make you feel? Panicked? Depressed? Longing for normality and rest and blissful innocence and joy and… and… ? I know. Me too. But as I scanned a few Psalms this morning, there they were – God’s incredible promises. LikeContinue reading “Of Panic and Promises”

Anything But Simple

But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will beContinue reading “Anything But Simple”

Saturday Snippets – July 24, 2021

Here are a few of our simple joys from the last few weeks… •Library books – Raelynn loves going to the library. She was especially stuck on this Richard Scarry book, wanting to find Goldbug on every page. Ben was a good teacher, and pretty soon she was picking out the bug almost as soonContinue reading “Saturday Snippets – July 24, 2021”

After

Newborn snuggles in mom’s arms after long months of waiting, long hours of laboring. Laboring. Damp butterfly spreads wings to fresh air and warm sun after long days of cocooning, long minutes of struggling to break out. Struggling. Seed leaves uncurl to summer sunshine after long days of being buried in dirt. Dirt. Pink sunriseContinue reading “After”