On Blinking Cursors & New Pathways {an (in)courage post}

Anna Rendell at (in)courage

Feeling dried up scares me. How am I supposed to teach my children, write blog posts, lead a devotion in my MOPS group, if I am running on fumes myself? A re-fueling of my heart seems impossible because there’s no time to go sit in a quiet sanctuary, on a dock at a lake, in a field of wildflowers. This is real life, people, and real life is messy and full of blinking cursors. Real life is loud, and I think I’m afraid that if I stop and be still, underneath the chatter, there won’t be anything Continue Reading

On Five Minute Friday: belong

Linking up again with Five Minute Friday at the lovely Lisa-Jo Baker‘s {but this week we're at my friend Crystal's place!}.The rules: write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Hop over to her place to find out the full scoop behind FMF, and to visit other posts that were freely written in just five minutes. This weeks prompt: Belong GO: Next weekend, I'm going on a trip. I will take my three-month old daughter, ride in two airplanes, drive a bit, and end up Continue Reading

on Josie girl at two (and a half) months

Photo Jul 07, 4 45 34 PM

This lovely girl of mine is just perfection. I can't get enough of her squishy cheeks and sweet personality! She is such a content, happy, sweet baby girl. Baby J is just a gem and I adore her. Clothing size: 3-month Length: 22.5" Weight: 13.5 lbs Head: 16" Sleeping: several catnaps during the day, one good 2-3hr nap during the afternoon, and 9-4am, 4:30-7am. Her sleeping is AMAZING. It's incredible what a difference it makes to all of our mental health. Sam the Boy was not a good Continue Reading

on Grilled Red Potatoes {a Gooseberry Patch recipe!}

Grilled Red Potatoes

I love my wife's friends in the computer. You bring her joy, encourage her, give her space to write with a real and sometimes raw freedom, and become her friends outside the computer too. She also gets opportunities to partner with awesome organizations and companies, who do things she cares deeply about. And this guy gets to reaps the benefits. For example, when she opened up her latest Gooseberry Patch Early Bird Reviewer cookbook and it said "Grilling and Campfire Cooking" on the front, Continue Reading