Yearly Archives: 2008

faint not 1

A few months ago, I overheard Ray explaining to Rylan Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” As I listened to his simple explanation, I thought about how well that could apply to mothering my children. Over the months that […]


Washington D.C.

We are in Leesburg, VA this week which is only a short drive from Washington D.C. We decided to take the children to see some of the sights today. Because it was raining, we stayed in the truck for most of the day, but did decide to get everyone out at Arlington Cemetery. While we […]


I cherish my prayer closet. As my days have gotten busier with my children, my time alone with my Father is even more precious to me. Most of my prayers are uttered throughout the day, but I take time in the early morning before all the children get up to spend some intimate time with […]

I Need Thee Every Hour 1

So often in my prayers, I find myself drawn to the words to the beloved hymn, “I Need Thee Every Hour”. I am frequently overwhelmed as I try to discipline, nurture, home-school, feed, and all the other tasks that are required in a day of caring for 4 young children. I am daily in need […]

training for the olympics

My heart was filled with pride as I watched our American Olympians stand and receive the many gold medals that they were awarded during the 2008 games. I enjoyed hearing the individual stories of dedication as the athletes prepared for the goal that had been set. It is interesting that the athletes didn’t begin a […]


cherish the moment 2

Read my book, rub my back, Mommy, listen to my prayer. Let me sit in your lap, Daddy, fly me through the air. Throw a ball, make a snack, Can we go to the park? Tuck me in; hold me close I’m afraid of the dark. Sing a song, play a game,Swing me high in […]


We’ve been busy the past month and I haven’t posted anything, so I thought I’d take a minute and give a short update… We are in Pensacola, FL where Ray is preaching the summer camps for Pensacola Christian College. The college hosts a variety of educational camps such as engineering, nursing, basketball, volleyball, music, etc. […]

apples of gold 1

How many times have you had someone remind you of something you had told them a week, month or even year ago? How often do you remember something that someone told you in a time of need or perhaps a sharp word uttered in haste, yet piercing to your soul. Are you the parent of […]

Pocatello, ID

I didn’t see much of Pocatello while we were there. All of the kids came down with a virus in succession beginning with Rylan on Saturday night before the revival began on Sunday. This was the first revival that I have missed in it’s entirety. I was disappointed but know that my place is first […]

my sweet boy

my sweet boy 5

My sweet Reece is my fourth child and third son. A few years ago I thought that I would never have one child, much less four. God has been so good to me. When we made the announcement that we were having a fourth, we got some negative remarks. I finally came up with a […]