The Blessing of Children

The Weak Things of the World

I cried yesterday. I was informed that an acquaintance of mine has cervical cancer--at 24 years old. She and her husband have no children, and are not sure now if they ever will; it all depends on what happens with this cancer. I don't know them well enough to be able to say whether the… Continue reading The Weak Things of the World

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Modesty

How I Organize My Skirts-and-Dresses-Only Closet

A strange realization snuck up on me over the past several weeks: After 5 1/2 years of being "skirts and dresses only" I no longer feel abnormal. Weird. What I do feel is settled, at peace, and . . . bored. Yes! I thought I would never get past the trembling, anxious stage; I thought… Continue reading How I Organize My Skirts-and-Dresses-Only Closet

The Blessing of Children

Who’s Design IS This?–What’s WRONG with Our Family-building Approach, and How We Can Fix It

My parents bought a skeleton house with nothing but the frame and the siding intact. At first, we had no running water, no electricity, no heating, and no cooling. Dad filled plastic barrels in the back of his truck with water from a pumping station and hauled them home for us to top off our… Continue reading Who’s Design IS This?–What’s WRONG with Our Family-building Approach, and How We Can Fix It

A Heavenly Hearth: Homekeeping from the Heart

The Ugly Pattern We Need to Avoid — But Don’t

  How often do we stand in the way of our own success? Are we our own greatest obstacle? Do we make excuses instead of seek solutions? How often do we "suffer" under a self-imposed destitution? Can we tell the difference between a self-inflicted condition and a God-ordained test? This is just one example out… Continue reading The Ugly Pattern We Need to Avoid — But Don’t