Jean Kerr"If you can keep your head while all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation."
Blaise Pascal"If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation that He is."
Adlai E. Stevenson"A wise man who stands firm is a statesman. A foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe."
Helen Gahagan Douglas"Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by action."
Category Archives: Blogging
I sit here wondering what to say. What do I have to say that is of any importance? Why should I tap out words on the laptop tonight? I have the time, and I have the desire, but I think … Continue reading
We sometimes play a game around the lunch table, my girls and I. It goes like this. A child is eating a piece of cheese and takes a bite (or three) and holds up what’s left. (This is where the game … Continue reading
When Jeff and I were going through premarital counseling, our pastor said something that stuck with me. He said that the purpose of raising children is to enable them to be independent and go on without you; that, while we … Continue reading
In my last post I talked about things that have kept me from blogging as I once did, with joy and enthusiasm. Teaching my girls at home is a pretty hefty contributing factor, as I mentioned. But I’ve recently begun to suspect that there’s more. Last year, on April 16th, I learned I … Continue reading
I used to have a blog here. … It’s been a long time since I’ve stopped by. I feel a little sad about that, truth be told. It brought me a lot of joy in the beginning days to sit … Continue reading
My last post, albeit months ago, was about a day spent at the cabin. I said that I hoped later to post the thoughts I had been thinking that night watching the fire burn out. Well, here I am an … Continue reading
Waking up in the morning because my youngest walks to my bedside — as long as it’s after seven o’clock — is one of the nicer ways for me to be brought out of sleep. She often wants to hop … Continue reading
I recently found out that, much to our surprise, I was pregnant. As with most everything in my life I wanted to shout it from the mountain tops, but stopped to consider the wisdom of telling our girls at that … Continue reading
Last night a young princess arrived at our house for a visit. She traveled all the way from Narnia! And her name was Jessica, but we were told to call her Jessie, if we liked. She slept in our Katey’s … Continue reading
Many mornings I allow my first grader to choose whether she goes on the bus or gets driven to school. When I was a kid, having that choice wasn’t really an option because my parents didn’t have a car (they … Continue reading