May 042017
One Week, Two Births

How long has it been? Too long! It seems like a million years since this was the place I came every morning. I still enjoy going over old posts and especially looking at pictures. I often think about closing down this blog completely, since I’ve mostly moved on to other projects, but I just can’t quite bring myself to do it. Everything we shared in the years I spent here is precious to me, and I […]

Aug 082016
Sex Ed Philosophy and Q & A

I never planned to write about sex, at least not in a way that was intended for children’s ears. But when conveying this great mystery of marriage to my children, there was an underlying excitement that, frankly, made me want that same experience for every parent and child. I’ve heard horror stories of kids shutting down, girls avoiding their fathers, and boys avoiding their mothers after “the talk.” Sadly, there will be cases where early […]

 August 8, 2016  Uncategorized Comments Off on Sex Ed Philosophy and Q & A
Aug 042016
A Marriage, a Mystery, and Me

Oh, man it’s been a long time since I’ve sat down to type here! I still imagine that this is a place I’ll come back to regularly…someday. For now, I’m busy writing and publishing here. It’s a good life here in the mountains with our five kids, two goats, two dogs, etc. Brian (aka Papa Bear) and I have been back together for a while now, and I’ve never been happier in my life–which is […]

 August 4, 2016  Blogging & Writing 1 Response »
Oct 262015
3 Reasons to Really Talk to Your Children

It’s almost nine in the morning. I climbed back into bed around eight (with my laptop and my coffee), and all I really want to do right now is slip quietly back into dreamland. I could do it, too. We had a big day yesterday, and a late night, and all of my children are either still sleeping or are quietly working on their morning schoolwork. The little one (now six years old) is curled […]

 October 26, 2015  Christianity, Mommyhood 1 Response »
Aug 282015
This Torah Thing...How'd That Happen?

Over the past three years, I have been asked to write this post at least a few dozen times. I’m sitting down to write it, now, but I still don’t know what to say. The question is usually worded like, “This Torah thing…how’d that happen?” or “Can you explain this change that has happened in your life?” And I can’t completely explain it except to say that I took the red pill. It’s no longer […]

 August 28, 2015  Christian Roots, Christianity Comments Off on This Torah Thing…How’d That Happen?
Jul 262015
On Trespassing Goats and Getting Away with Murder

Last night I was thinking (yes, I still think lots of thoughts, I just don’t always share them) about the Azazel goat (first mentioned in the current Torah portion—Leviticus 16). The sin of the Israelites was symbolically placed on the head of the Azazel goat, and then that goat was forcibly driven from the camp. Because Yeshua is our High Priest in the Heavenly Tabernacle, and because we have received atonement through His sacrifice, we […]

 July 26, 2015  Christian Roots, Christianity Comments Off on On Trespassing Goats and Getting Away with Murder
Apr 092015
We Had Fun, and I Have Pictures

The weekend before last my parents took us out of town to see the kids’ cousins. We all had an amazing time. It was exactly  the kind of weekend I used to carefully document in photo-filled blog posts. Wanna see? For me, the highlight of the trip was probably the zoo. Of course, we also had a great time just lounging around the hotel and visiting Focus on the Family, but the zoo isn’t free…which makes […]

 April 9, 2015  Photo Posts 2 Responses »
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