10 on 10 | the june edition

“Then followed that beautiful season… Summer…. Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;View full post »

10 on 10 | the july edition

each year we travel a couple of hours to the west coast of florida to enjoy a week with our family at the beach.  thisView full post »

10 on 10 | the february edition

“where there is love there is life. “-Mahatma Gandhi this month i decided to do my 10 on 10 a littleView full post »

karaoke in the house

Some people may think we were crazy to buy you a gift that will make so much noise, but I was so excited for you toView full post »

30 days of thanks 2013 | week 1

I will thank you, Lord, among all the people. I will sing your praises among the nations. Psalm 57:9 It seems like asView full post »

dress change

You definitely love to change your clothes and this is most often how I find your room.View full post »

10 on 10 | the may edition

“There simply aren’t any grand moments in life, and we surely don’t live in those moments. No, we live in theView full post »

first born

It is when our hearts are stirred that we become most aware of what they contain. -Andy Stanley My first born child;View full post »

more thoughts on saying yes

Almost 6 months ago I wrote a post about saying yes more to our children and how thankful I was for the joy I found inView full post »

meeting the needs of today | a mother’s heart

“when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I”  -psalm 62:1 my heart becomes soView full post »

10 on 10 | the November edition

There’s something so timeless and soulful about black and white photography that I really appreciate.   MoreView full post »

10 on 10 | the december edition

“How long does it take for your soul to recognize that your life is full? The slower the living, the greater the senseView full post »

infectious joy

“Joy is the realest reality, the fullest life, and joy is always given, never grasped. God gives gifts and I giveView full post »

30 days of thanks 2013 | week 2

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in ChristView full post »

11 on 11 | october

“Suddenly, there is inner stillness. And within that stillness there is a subtle but intense joy, there is love,View full post »

motherhood | a reflection on mother’s day

“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but theView full post »

back to school

Today we got back to our homeschooling routine after a much appreciated break during most of December.  It was such aView full post »

saying yes more often

“We want our children’s lives built on meaningful influences. What relationships and activities each family choosesView full post »

30 days of thanks 2013 | week 3

Take Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.  Psalms 37:4 This verse is such a lovelyView full post »

the doctor is in

You are always talking a mile a minute and lost in your world of play.  I love to sit by, while you don’tView full post »

Private: letters to our children l a letter to my oldest daughter | january 2013

my sweet love bug, i often sit and look at you and i wonder if you have any idea the capacity of my love for you. as iView full post »

30 days of thanks 2013 | week 4

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1 This is the final week of my 30 days ofView full post »

kids were here | november 2013

“Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, andView full post »

10 on 10 | the august edition

“Wherever you are, be all there.” I have lived the runner, panting ahead in worry, pounding back in regrets,View full post »

four today

Today you are four.  I watch you daily in your magical world…in your world of dress up, dancing, and singing. IView full post »

the beauty of grace

My oldest daughter is now 9. We share the most wonderful talks these days.  I love to hear the thoughts that areView full post »

letters to our children | a letter to my son | february 2013

dear bubby, for your birthday a few months ago  i shared a letter with you about how you complete me in so manyView full post »