Our praise band sings this song at church and it’s my favorite. The lyrics are pretty simple – You’re a good, good father It’s who you are, It’s who you are Its who you are And I’m loved by you It’s who I am, It’s who I am It’s who I am I’m not really… Continue reading You’re a Good, Good Father
It’s been a while. I’ve missed this – writing, that is – but for the past couple weeks, I just couldn’t. My heart was broken. I was bitter and angry, and my mama taught me that if you can’t say anything nice, zip your lips. Especially don’t post anything on the internet where it lives… Continue reading When a Heart Breaks…
We have this thing in our front yard. Its smack dab in the middle of our yard, not quite a tree, not quite a bush, but I’ve always considered it ugly. We were told it was some kind of rare tree when we moved in, but I instantly decided I didn’t like it. I’ve asked… Continue reading Straight from the Ugly Tree
Have you ever missed the obvious? Sometimes I miss road signs. Too often, I can’t find milk cups, flip flops, blankies, and toys – even when they’re in plain sight. More recently though (and more importantly) God was preparing me to be a peacemaker. He gave me encouragement, reminders, and opportunities to create peace, and… Continue reading 3 Ways to Be a Peacemaker
Brown Family Farm is proving that turkeys aren’t just for Thanksgiving anymore. The hens are still laying, eggs are hatching, and the poults just took their first trip away from the farm. Chloe’s preschool, as a science project, incubated eggs, turkey and chicken, to hopefully learn more about life cycles. Most of the classes didn’t… Continue reading Have Turkeys, Will Travel
I am not a morning person. I think we established that in my first blog post… Unfortunately, Chloe has the exact same pull-the-covers-up-over-her-head nature as me. We have fought all school year long about getting out of bed and getting ready for school. We’ve tried sticker charts. We’ve tried token rewards. We’ve tried lunchbox treats,… Continue reading When all else fails, get a puppy!
Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen several of the young ladies I used to teach at church. It was a 5th and 6th grade girls class, and now those 5th and 6th graders are getting a drivers license, going to prom, graduating from high school, well, you get the picture. They all seem to… Continue reading From Ruined to Restored