motherhood · thoughts-from-my-heart

I’m Sorry I’m a Stressed-Out Mom: An Open Letter to My Kids

Dear Children, When your dad knocked on the door of the brown brick house on Karen Street nineteen years ago to ask your papa for my hand in marriage, your papa wisely told him, “Terry, she’ll need a strong leader.” He said this because he knew my stubborn, determined will better than anyone. One thing… Continue reading I’m Sorry I’m a Stressed-Out Mom: An Open Letter to My Kids

motherhood · thoughts-from-my-heart

Musings on Motherhood

I’m often overwhelmed with life (laundry, homeschooling, cooking, planning, and so forth), but I’m also overwhelmed with the responsibility of molding young minds and pointing hearts to the Lord. We read the Bible to them, we help them memorize scripture, we pray, we listen, we try to answer their tough questions, but, somehow, I know… Continue reading Musings on Motherhood

ministry · motherhood

Encouraging Words

I came across this image recently, and it certainly encouraged my heart. I enjoy reading Mr. Pink’s books, but I had never before read this quote. I hope it encourages other moms out there as well.   I pray God will help me to keep a right spirit as I labor in my home today;… Continue reading Encouraging Words

motherhood · thoughts-from-my-heart

Hanging On and Letting Go

I’m only five weeks (not counting this one!) from finishing up this school year. Yep. Just five short, long weeks to go. I’m doing all I can to keep putting one foot in front of the other. But, I am in a strait. I want to be done, and I don’t want to be done.… Continue reading Hanging On and Letting Go

Mother's Day · motherhood

Mother’s Day 2014

I had a wonderful and very busy Mother’s Day weekend! One week ago, my husband decided to attend his alma mater’s alumni banquet which was the Friday before Mother’s Day. The Bible school he attended is out of my home church, (Victory Baptist Church in Benton, Arkansas) so, it seemed logical to just stay the… Continue reading Mother’s Day 2014

family-scrapbook-Matthew · motherhood · poetry

My Boy Who’s Three

I’m sitting in the living room next to Matthew on this lovely spring evening and thinking…probably too much! (Didn’t know that was possible with me didja? 😉 )Anyway, I thought I’d put my few meandering thoughts here. It’s supposed to be written in stanzas of two lines (couplet), but my blog doesn’t want to recognize… Continue reading My Boy Who’s Three


A Mother’s Thoughts During a Congregational Hymn

It was the second service of the day. Not the night service, but the afternoon service. It was nap time for the kids (and me, too). I was tired, but it wasn’t just sleepy tired, it was an exhausted tired. Since moving here, I feel like we’ve been going non-stop. Our church is blessed with… Continue reading A Mother’s Thoughts During a Congregational Hymn

Devotional Thoughts · motherhood

Lipstick Kisses

Most days, I scrutinize every detail of house and homeschooling, working myself (at times) into a tizzy when things are not quite right. I let a dirty stove-top bug me. Or the crayons scattered on the floor. I huff and sigh over finding a broken ornament next to our Christmas tree. I raise my voice… Continue reading Lipstick Kisses

family-scrapbook · homeschooling · motherhood

School Daze 2012-2013

Well, we just finished up our third week of school! I’m proud of each one of my little students and, might I also add, I’m pleased that I’ve been able to survive the first third of the first quarter. (But who’s counting?) The Lord has certainly extended to me the grace that I need for… Continue reading School Daze 2012-2013