• Psalm 100
    Heritage

    Thankful Sheep

    I’ve been thinking about sheep this week. Not that I know very much about them, but I’ve been dwelling on Psalm 100. “Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.“ It’s a pretty basic concept. God made us. He knows…

  • Literary Pursuits

    Letter the Promises (and a mini tutorial)

    This month I’m participating in a creative challenge on Instagram, hosted by Krystal Whitten, to “letter the promises.” Krystal provided a list of Bible promises, one for each day of the month of September for us to hand-copy in whatever style we like. Originally, I had thought I might do some in the margins of my journaling Bible– and I have…

  • red white and blue
    Heritage

    105 More Gifts

    I certainly haven’t kept up with listing “gifts” every day, counting up to 1,000, but last time I left off (back in March!) I had counted to 300. For this post I’ll start with July 1st and go forward from there… July 1. 3 Gifts Loved Lyle Laura Rebecca I’m sure I’ve listed them before, but that’s okay, I am…

  • Inspire Bible
    Literary Pursuits

    Bible Journaling and Weird Things

    If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed my new Inspire Bible. It’s actually a birthday gift from last fall. When Lyle asked what I wanted for my birthday I told him I would like to have a journaling Bible, with wide lined margins. He said, “Okay. Pick out the one you want and order it.” He’s good…

  • Heritage

    Guest Post: Deck Flowers

    My guest today is my youngest aunt, Rachel Easley Going. She’s been blogging for awhile, but had taken a break. I’m happy to announce that she’s back! She gave me permission to share this lovely post that she wrote a few years ago. Once you’ve read it, do pop on over to see what she shared today.  Deck Flowers By Rachel…

  • Adventures

    Change

    When you do a thing for years it becomes hard to imagine ever not doing that thing. Today was my last day of work with Sonlight Curriculum. For the first time in over 16 years I am not employed by or under contract to Sonlight. I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around that idea. I’m at peace with…

  • Adventures

    A New Chapter

    Life is always an adventure. Just when I think I have everything figured out, I realize I don’t. But that’s okay. I’m happy to let God be the boss. After almost 2-and-a-half years in the Denver metro area, we sense God leading us back to Idaho. There are many things we don’t understand. We have had some great experiences here…

  • Adventures

    Blessings in March

    Through the winter I lapsed on counting my blessings for the Joy Dare challenge I am participating in. Rather than picking up where I left off, I’ll just start with the March challenge. March 1. 3 Gifts at 3pm Popcorn and Coke Zero My work day is almost done Afternoon sunshine March 2. 3 Gifts Green Budding trees New grass My…

  • Lifestyle

    Things to Rejoice About in January

    …mountain sunsets at the end of my street…   …the love of a good man… …who has a lot on his mind these days… …but oh, how I love that man… …winter does not last forever… …we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed…

  • Heritage

    December Blessings

    During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it seems especially important to continue counting 1000 Gifts. So here’s the next installment of blessings on my Joy Dare series. December 1. 3 Gifts White Snow Popcorn Cotton December 2. 3 Gifts Bright Christmas lights Sunshine Hope December 3. 3 Gifts Shining Stars Tinsel Candlelight December 4. A Gift Circling,…