Motherhood · Parenting · Rooted in Christ

Prayer for a New School Year

In a couple short weeks, we will be returning home from an incredible summer back in the Pacific Northwest. The sand will be removed from all our shoes, our summer tans will be fading but still visible, freshly pressed uniforms will be donned and pencils sharpened for a new school year. How exciting to start… Continue reading Prayer for a New School Year

homemaking · Marriage · Motherhood · Parenting · Rooted in Christ

The Slackline and The Myth of Balance

The waves lapped calmly toward the shore as the young man hovered above the water, putting one foot in front of the other on the slackline. Captivated by curiosity, onlookers paused in their stroll along the boardwalk that hugged the shoreline of the bay. As we watched from a distance, hoping for his successful crossing,… Continue reading The Slackline and The Myth of Balance

Books · Motherhood · Parenting · Rooted in Christ

Deeply Rooted – Planting Seeds of Wisdom

Stepping off the weary airplane that had been my cocoon for the twelve-hour flight from Glasgow to Vancouver, I scrambled through the immigration line with overstuffed luggage and declaration card in hand. My eyes scanned the bustling airport for the customs booth where I could declare the precious item I was bringing back. I told… Continue reading Deeply Rooted – Planting Seeds of Wisdom

Books · Education · Motherhood · Parenting

For the Children’s Sake ~ Our Philosophy of Educating with Grace

There seems to be a Schaeffer theme threading its way through our story. In 2007, my husband and I spent six weeks at the Swiss L’Abri where we lived, worked and studied with a small group of students from around the world. Our days were divided into work and study. Study took place at the… Continue reading For the Children’s Sake ~ Our Philosophy of Educating with Grace

Books · Motherhood

Charlotte’s Web – A Passage to Reading

Every journey has a beginning. Sometimes you can begin a journey without even knowing something very special is about to start. That’s how it was when I discovered the joy of reading chapter books as a child. When I was young, we had a two level bookshelf that my dad built with a pull out drawer… Continue reading Charlotte’s Web – A Passage to Reading

Motherhood · Music

A Bedtime Song

This is dedicated to Thea, Cheryl, Holly, Katie, Christine, Tara, Kristen, and Danae… and the eight precious newborns born this past month. The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. Psalm 65:8 With her baby blanket wrapped lovingly around her shoulders, I… Continue reading A Bedtime Song

Holidays · Motherhood

Preparing Little Hearts for Easter

When my husband and I got married, we spent three months touring Europe for part of his Bachelor of Arts degree in Worship Arts. We visited several countries, churches and Christian communities. Our final week was spent at the Isle of Iona in Scotland where we experienced an intensely beautiful and meaningful Holy Week. That… Continue reading Preparing Little Hearts for Easter