God uses cracked pots

And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.  -Jeremiah 18:4

I know that often times we get caught up in things we believe we ought to be doing, the way we should look, or where we should be in life. Sometimes we wonder if we are too damaged or flawed to be of use anymore or to be able to do what we need to do. Maybe we have things in our past that we are not proud of, things that have chipped away at our self confidence, esteem and maybe even our reputation. Continue reading “God uses cracked pots”

Feeding an army on a budget, part 1

Well, as you may know, I am a mom to 9. I still have 6 at home so there are plenty of mouths to feed. So how do you feed 6 kids without going broke? Is it possible to do it healthy and cheap? Continue reading “Feeding an army on a budget, part 1”

It’s hard being a peacemaker

Matthew 5:9  Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

What is a peacemaker?

I’m sure you’ve probably read this verse before as I know I have read it. I came across again it a few days ago and began to wonder ‘What exactly is a peacemaker?’ I looked up the definition and this is what I found: Continue reading “It’s hard being a peacemaker”

Enjoy your season

Four seasons to a year

We all know that there are four seasons in every year. We have Spring which brings new life and lots of energy. Everything is young and vibrant and ready to explore the world around them. Continue reading “Enjoy your season”

Its been one of those days

I think all of us have had ‘one of those days’. Well, it’s a Monday, and it’s a Monday after a time change so I have a strong feeling it will be one of those days every day for the next week or so. If you have young kids, special needs kids, or maybe even no kids then you know what I mean. That one hour time difference can wreak havoc to your normal routines. Continue reading “Its been one of those days”

Our ever changing homeschool routine

This was an old blog post from my previous blog where I talk about our homeschool journey and our routines that help me keep my sanity! Just reading over this has given me a little inspiration for changing a few things that aren’t working right now.

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Summer Break

This is yet another post from a previous blog I had… check out some of our Little House Adventures HERE.
Original Blog Post-June 6, 2016
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It’s ‘Summer Break’ at our house… more like ‘Wedding Break’ as I had originally planned on schooling through the year. We took a break off to finish up big sister’s wedding and then we were scheduled to start back today. That’s not happening though as I am exhausted.
I bought ‘The Prairie Primer’ to use for the summer but I haven’t actually started it yet. It goes along with ‘The Little House on the Prairie’ series. I loved these books when I was a kid and I kind of want to pass these on to my kids.

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Living the country life?

Original Blog Post-April 6, 2016

What does living the country life really mean?

I know I think of farms with cows and chickens.
I think of lazy mornings sitting on the back porch sipping my hot coffee while wondering
what to do to pass the endless amount of free time I have.
I think of working in a garden with lots of beautiful plants springing forth.
I think of my kids playing barefoot in the yard.
Then after a nice dinner, made from things we have grown on our farm, we sip some sweet tea and watch the sunset go down from our back porch swing.

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Beware of the Jezebels

Recently I was doing a study on being a helpmeet. I have done this same study before when I was married and I just needed something to occupy my mind. I figured it wouldn’t hurt to refresh myself on it in the event that the good Lord may send someone my way. Continue reading “Beware of the Jezebels”

Don’t feed the lizards!

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Taking out the trash.

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Shattered

This post was from my original blog…

 

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