I’m officially reviving our former “Beauty in the Mess” Blog Series, a series where I count God’s blessing in my life and the gifts He has given me – sharing both the messy AND the beautiful! Because our primary focus as a family right now is homeschooling our eldest, I will share a few snippets here and there of some of our good homeschooling moments (and maybe a few of our messy ones, too!).
If you have ever been on my blog before, you probably know that I feel like I have a complicated “faith story.” (If you are new to my blog, you might want to start here.) After walking away from “fundamentalism” in my mid-twenties, I’m now in the process of letting God reconstruct my faith as … [Read more…]
At the beginning of the summer, I wrote a blog post about Summer Survival. In that post, I talked about the pull of the romanticized notion of letting kids be bored during the summer – the idyllic 1970s summer that people these days seem so fond of trying to recreate. I also talked about how … [Read more…]
It’s that time of year, when kids get out of school for the summer and everyone seems to have an opinion on the best way for kids to spend the next two months. “After all, our kids need to be bored. It is the lost art of childhood.” – My Kids WILL Be Bored This … [Read more…]
I saw my counsellor yesterday, and she kept telling me how far I’ve come in the last year. She encouraged me to keep counting my blessings and thinking on the things that are true, lovely, and beautiful (Philippians 4:8). I’m conflicted about how to move forward with this monthly-ish series. Because it’s so important for … [Read more…]
Beauty in the Mess ~ Edition 07.08.14
some of the randomness that’s been going through my head the past few weeks
August was another fun month. It was even more fun than June and July because my daddy was home a lot more. I like Daddy. And his sunglasses. One day mommy let me paint as a special treat. It was fun! I liked to paint the canvas but it was more fun to paint myself. … [Read more…]