Aug 172014
Grow a Garden

Well, we’ve done it. We’ve written our first children’s book! When I say we, I most definitely mean we. This book was a family affair in every sense of the word. The entire book was illustrated by my phenomenally talented children (under the direction of my amazing mom). The cast of Kingdom Twindom got a name change: meet Lily, Lola, Luke, Laura, and Landon. But the adventures are the same! The next two books are in the works, and [...]

 August 17, 2014  Blogging & Writing Comments Off
Jul 302014
My Five-Year-Old Character Builder

Picture it. We’re sitting in church–in worship. Everyone else is wading into the presence of God. They’re wading deep now, and I’ve just noticed that my five-year-old has left his chair. Now he’s motioning to me for something. I shake my head slowly and calmly, and I’m careful not to upset him. No, I didn’t pack any granola bars. Now give me back my purse.  I’ve decided to stop with the whole granola bar sham. I just [...]

 July 30, 2014  Mommyhood 4 Responses »
Jul 152014
31 Days to Lovely Promo

It’s FREE again!!!! Get your free copy through 7/19/2014! 31 Days to Lovely is an introspective look at the biblical requirement to forgive. In this beautiful and easy-to-read month-long journey, Sarah encourages the Christian woman to release her hurts and bitterness by more fully embracing the beauty of her salvation—to dwell on those things that are lovely, and to allow her thoughts to change her life. This book is for anyone who is struggling with [...]

Jul 142014
Wilderness Fast: Day Seven (Final Day)

I had mixed emotions about the last day of my fast. On one hand, it all felt way too easy and short. There was not one single day that I went without food. I hadn’t expected that. On the other hand, I was voraciously salivating over the jar of peanut butter in my fridge. I will be growing peanuts…pronto. I was also missing coffee. Work went much more smoothly last night. Over the course of [...]

 July 14, 2014  wilderness fast 2 Responses »
Jul 132014
Wilderness Fast: Day Six

Yesterday was Shabbat. I don’t have much to report except that we rested according to the commandment. I picked a light meal from the garden, and I topped it with oil and herbs and leftover roasted rutabagas. On Friday before sunset I’d gone fishing with my oldest boy. We just spent a few minutes by the pond. “Mom, do you think we’ll catch something tonight?” “I don’t know. I guess that depends on whether the [...]

 July 13, 2014  wilderness fast Comments Off
Jul 122014

I just realized that I don’t have any photos from yesterday. I did eat, but the day didn’t go as planned. I set my alarm for six in the morning so I could get up and catch enough fish to last me through Shabbat. Then around midnight (I was still up working) I heard moaning from downstairs. Miss M couldn’t sleep; she was stuffy and suffering from an earache. I dragged her upstairs and into [...]

 July 12, 2014  wilderness fast Comments Off
Jul 112014
Wilderness Fast: Day Four

No fish. Again. I know there are still fish in that pond, because they keep nibbling and chomping…we hooked and began to reel in three different ones yesterday (or the same one three times), but we didn’t drag any of them to shore. We did hit a motherload of chanterelles! I like to have something “meaty” with dinner…and mushrooms work great for that. I sat by the pond and shelled hickory nut after hickory nut, [...]

 July 11, 2014  Uncategorized 1 Response »
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