blessings · poetry

How Welcome is the Rain

Leslie is memorizing her final poem for the year. It has been very appropriate for these rainy, dreary days we’ve had lately. It’s called “Rain in Summer” by Longfellow. When you’re smack dab in the middle of a major drought, this poem holds a special meaning. I don’t usually photograph rain, but I did today.… Continue reading How Welcome is the Rain

homeschooling · poetry

Little By Little

My daughter, Leslie, is committing this poem to memory in her fourth grade school work. I just love it, and I wanted to pass it along. Whether you’re familiar with it or not, I hope you enjoy it.   Little By Little Anonymous “Little by little,” an acorn said, As it slowly sank in its… Continue reading Little By Little

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

autumn · poetry


October’s Party  by George Cooper October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came- The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. The Chestnuts came in yellow, The Oaks in crimson dressed; The lovely Misses… Continue reading October

birthdays · poetry

For Lauren Kassidy

Dear Lauren Kassidy, I remember the day we brought you home,A sweet little bundle of our very own.Your tiny hands and sweet little face,Spread sunshine and smiles all over the place! I rocked you all night, a special time,Savoring the fact that you were all mine!My goal was to care and to love you, dear,Protect… Continue reading For Lauren Kassidy

personal walk with God · poetry

A Compilation of Quotes

I often read a devotional that we get at church called The Baptist Bread. I have been encouraged and challenged by it and I highly recommend it. It is only delivered to churches, though, so you’ll need to ask your pastor to order it. The information is HERE. I also receive a daily e-mail devotional… Continue reading A Compilation of Quotes

Devotional Thoughts · poetry · thoughts-from-my-heart · trials


I have so much to share, and yet, so little time these days! God has been lovingly guiding me and helping me in a very special way the past few weeks. I’ve endured more heartache, but somehow I’m managing things better! In fact, the trial no longer feels like a “valley”. Instead, it feels like… Continue reading Comfort