Hymn Lyrics | O God Our Help in Ages Past

print can be purchased for print and display in your home here from my etsy shop O God, Our Help in Ages Past Our God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home. Under the shadow of […] Read More

Art Lab for Kids

Paul was gone for most of the month of August – we missed him terribly, and are so very happy that he is now home back home with us. Lengthy separations are always so hard on all of us – especially the kiddos (and, I know – a month is […] Read More

Hymn Lyrics | Be Thou My Vision

print available in my etsy shop Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart; Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art. Thou my best Thought, by day or by night, Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light. Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word; […] Read More

Nothingness, Pretenses & the Gospel

Life has been full to the brim – and I need to remember these words shared here before. Morning dawns early, breaking the rest of the weary and another day stretches before; a day that will play out much like the day before, which is very much like the day […] Read More

Education; an Atmosphere | on Homeschooling

Written earlier this year, but resharing as the new school year unfolds.   One of the most freeing truths I have come to embrace is that a homeschool atmosphere is not going to look like a school atmosphere. It’s different – and the freedoms a smaller, intimate atmosphere offers should […] Read More

Grade 2&3 Homeschool Choices

It’s surreal that they are in these grades. I vividly recall these grades and things I learned – like how to spell “chocolate” in second grade. I don’t think my boys know how to spell chocolate, and I am thinking we should have a household rule that only the people […] Read More

Hymn Lyrics | Blessed Assurance

print available in my etsy shop Blessed Assurance, by Fanny Crosby Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood. Refrain This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior, all […] Read More

Organizing the Homeschool Year

I love the beginning of a new school year – it is always so full of potential, clean notebooks and great aspirations. In fact, it always brings to mind this quote I appreciate from Sally Clarkson; “My aspirations and what I can idealize often times far exceeds my ability to […] Read More

Popcorn Salad

Last week I had the luxury of sitting in a dentist chair without children. Funny the things that become luxury. I had a few new-borrowed-from-the-library cookbooks to browse through during my wait that really made the whole experience feel like a mini vacation. (What am I becoming?!) Anyways. The dental […] Read More

Hymn Lyrics | All the Way My Savior Leads Me

All the way my Savior leads me, What have I to ask beside? Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide? Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell! For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well; For I […] Read More