Faith

hello boppy

Miss Melanie had a new baby a couple of weeks back. {it might not have been that long but we haven’t seen them but once since. we try and keep our germ infested preschoolers away from wee little babes} Here name is Ainsley and she is 100% perfect and 100% opposite of her sweet but bruiser of a brother. {seriously,…

if i was a good army wife…

…I would have posted yesterday on Memorial Day. I hopped on my Reeder this a.m. to a flood of Memorial Day posts. Apparently it is blog etiquette {and in fact, military blog proticol}  to have a heart-felt post on Memorial Day. {i missed that somewhere in the instruction manual} Instead I spent the day with my family and some friends.…

what to make? that is the question

I have a friend. We’ll call her Eeyore. She was given this nickname at a Christian Camp we both worked at many many moons ago. She was given this nickname because her maiden name was Robben. Like Christopher Robin but spelled correctly. Anywho, this friend dropped me a line this week and asked me to whip up something for an…

friday confession

I was going to blog about priorities today. How they should rank: 1. God 2. Husband 3. Children 4. Home 5. Friends, Ministry, Hobbies, etc. I was going to blog about how they really rank: 1) God 2) Husband 3) Children 4) Friends, Ministry, Hobbies, etc. 5) 6) 7) … …1,246) Home {you get the idea, my home suffers} Don’t…

the view from where i sit

I spent all weekend at a retreat for PWOC that I have spent the last few months planning. For me it was not so much of a retreat as it was work but I knew that going in. The ladies and I had a fabulous weekend and I think they all left rejuvinated and encouraged. Right as we finished packing…

wednesday wanderings

I feel frazzled. A bit caddywampus. {i’m all about the made up words. don’t judge.} I’ve spent all week playing catch up and I’m barely getting through. If pride didn’t prevent me from showing you, I’d say, “you should see my house right now!!!” {and honestly if you did show up it’s not like i’d send you packing. i probably…

for japan with love

Tomorrow I’ll be participating in a Blogger’s Day of Silence sponsored by For Japan With Love. I won’t be confessing. I won’t be blogging at all. I intened to get up early {good luck since i’m writing this at 10:30pm} and spend an extra bit of time in prayer for Japan in addition to my normal morning devotion. {i might…

fellowship in seasons of this army life

We’re really really blessed. In every aspect of life I feel extremely blessed and I know My Soldier would agree. Part of it is perspective. We work really hard to have a biblical worldview. {everyone has a worldview and it’s their worldview that directs their daily decisions and actions} The gospel is SO central to us that it affects every…

christmas 2010

Christmas has come and gone. With all the effort My Soldier and I put into the Advent season building up to Christmas, it arrived with a bit of a dud. CHRIST was glorified, and that is all that matters. But the day itself was a bit off. The Soldier and I tried to put our finger on it… Was it…