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how do you do it?
A few things...
This is my blography - simply my personal thoughts; this blog is just a small part or purpose of this website. The chief aim of this site is to bring glory to God and good food of His Word to families. May each visit fill you with fresh bread and lingering words to savor.
Someday maybe my children will read "mama's blog" and catch a glimpse of some of what was "important" each day, "snapshots" of the day, what was going on in the world and what really stirred up some of my thoughts. Whatever is written or "documented" here will pale in comparison to the importance of their lives to me: really, my husband, my children —they are my story — they are my legacy.
So... I'm a believer, a follower of Jesus Christ, my LORD and because of Him, I'm a help-meet for my husband, the mother of eleven children and a daughter-in-law and happy gramma to three. I share slices of life because of what God is doing and has done --- and with the hope of being an encouragement to others to press on toward the mark (Philippians 3.14)
Some days I find it difficult to escape to the quiet area to write. But, it is on those days I am most likely perfecting domestic skills or the craft of being a keeper at home.
But that's one of my life goals after all... that of being a quintessential keeper at home and all it connotes.
Would that it be said of me in my home and of you in yours:
Proverbs 31.28-30 "Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."
I've not "arrived," but in the course of following and serving the LORD Jesus, and being a help meet for my husband, that's where I'm headed.
I'd probably link to Phil Johnson's stuff but... which would I choose to post here? (as always... my disclaimer:
As with any link on our site: we don't necessarily endorse everything that's said and, of course we don't endorse every link that may be posted on a site.
As Sarg (hillstreetblues) used to say: Be careful out there!
These are a few of the places we regularly visit on the Net!
A few more websites...
(I have more to add when time allows)
Christian Moms of Many Blessings
♥ The Hope Chest
♥ Our Favourite Websites
♥ choosing home
♥ Washington Weather
Making It Home
Making It Home
Rediscovering the power of Homemaking
A magazine for homemakers
and families, Making It Home
is not a "professional" or corporate magazine, does not have a 'commercial' feel or look.
It's a magazine written by brothers and sisters in Christ
for encouragement and edification.
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Hence this blog:
oikouros, oy-koo-ros' from 3624 and ouros (a guard; be "ware"); a stayer at home, i.e. domestically inclined (a "good housekeeper"):
a keeper at home.
Views and slices of life; and thoughts, between sips of coffee, of a quintessential keeper at home
Those who know me better, know that I tend to remember things by how the moon looked at the time of the event...
or that wherever my loved ones happen to be, we can look up and see the same moon... the same moon smiling at them is smiling at me.
I'll be Seeing You
I'll be seeing you
in all the old
That this heart
of mine embraces
all day through
In that small café,
across the way
The children's carousel,
the chestnut trees,
the wishing well
I'll be seeing you in
that's light and gay
I'll always think of you
I'll find you in
the mornin' sun
the night is new
I'll be looking
at the moon
But I'll be seeing you
My VOCABULARY and stuff
Yes, I do use an inordinate amount of olde English
(I use the KJV, too)
I use bcz, bcz because is longer to type.
concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than
concepts or facts that are true.
pink robe is code for: I should be working, cleaning,
teaching or gardening or doing something other than
Big Jar Mayonnaise Mama
blog comment on moms who shop at Costco
august 2008 most of our family
each morning we have breakfast and Bible
study around our dining table
The younger children draw what they're hearing being read by the
others around the table. Amelia loved that Moses was standing
in God's presents. Yes... too cute. :o)
our son & daughter... best friends...
Samuel and Hannah...
what you can't really see here is that 'melia fell asleep holding a
My cousin, Jennifer --- visiting for Thanksgiving 2006
her family and ours below
In January, Timothy began his missionary career in Ghana, West
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."
||Kathryn spent several months in Jinja,
Uganda where God used her in many ways for His glory and
love for Afrikan orphans, women, babies and children.
Kathryn had a great and fruitful ministry in Jinja, Uganda... You
can see more of her photos and letters here:
Our summer garden has been a bountiful blessing to us...
the little girls loved bringing in the
carrots... the married carrots and the pants carrots! :o)
Hydrangeas are pretty much my
I love the hydrangeas of many colours all
over the yard and the many rose bushes
provide such beautiful roses and sweet smelling bouquets for our
My half-birthday hike... 9-26-2008 I made it to the summit... the
top of Mount Pilchuck.
A look back... Gary prepared Christmas dinner for us - 2006