Category Archives: PERSONAL

New Blog Address

Our blog site is moving!  The new address is, so if you’re a subscriber please remember to subscribe to the new address (links are located in the top right corner just like they are here – the structure of … Continue reading

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To those boycotting Goodwill….

I wrote in my recent update that I’ve been re-purposing some skirts from Goodwill for the girls and I, and that reminded me of something that’s been bugging me, lately.  I’ve heard of a lot of people boycotting Goodwill and … Continue reading

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Quick Takes – Sept 10, 2014

It’s been a looooooong time since I’ve posted anything and mostly that’s because A. I haven’t been feeling particularly well and B. I’ve been wanting to get together a few pictures to post from around here (pictures of our newest … Continue reading

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What’s cuter than a baby goat?

EIGHT baby goats!!! Three of our goats had babies within six days of each other, the first giving birth to quadruplets and the last two had triplets (unfortunately, we lost two of them.)  Here are the stories…. Suduko’s Birth Suduko’s … Continue reading

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The 2013 Measles “Epidemic”

In light of my last post, I thought it might be timely to republish this article from September of last year… A friend of mine recently sent me a link to a CNN article entitled: U.S. measles cases in 2013 … Continue reading

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Dear parents, you’re STILL being lied to (rebuttal to Jennifer Raff’s unsupported pro-vaccination claims)

*Update* This article has gotten almost 100,000 views since it’s original publication and has inspired a huge number of comments that I can no longer keep up with (as this is primarily a personal and family-oriented blog, I don’t allow … Continue reading

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Is it possible to know Jesus AND be homosexual?

I asked a friend this question several months ago.  To my way of looking at things, it was simply impossible.  But then I had a conversation with a man I respect deeply.  A man who, when we were in high … Continue reading

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The incredible burden of the old testament law … or …

Whenever I have a conversation with someone about keeping the Old Testament commandments, Christians who don’t keep them (and in many cases haven’t even read them) inevitably start talking about the “burden” of the law, how “impossible” it is to … Continue reading

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Why we don’t allow our kids to read Hunger Games, Divergent or The Dairy of Anne Frank

Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love before the proper time. Song 8:4 I recently had a conversation with my mom regarding all of the false ideals we often enter marriage with.  Children today have … Continue reading

Posted in Discipline/Discipleship/Raising Godly Children, Femininity and Womanhood, Marriage, Parenting, PERSONAL | 1 Comment

“Momma’s sick, and she’s putting onions in the fridge. I think she’s pregnant.”

From the mouths of babes.  🙂 In honor of our most recent pregnancy, (yes, that’s an announcement!!!) I thought it would be fun to give our answers to some of the most common questions/comments aimed toward families with lots of … Continue reading

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