Tag Archive 'Reading'

May 02 2017

Praying for Nate

This morning, we continue in our prayers for one of our Christian brothers. The son of the pastor who baptized me twenty years ago. A man who married a girl from Santa Cruz, whose family and mine intersected about thirty years ago through our churches under the California sun. A man who has broadly and […]

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Mar 30 2017

This Is Our Newest Must-Read

  You know those times when you stumble upon a great book that you just read over and over again because it’s that good? Usually I would say my favorites that fall into that category are things like The One Year Book of Hope, Teaching from Rest, Streams in the Desert, or other things in that type of category. […]

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Mar 29 2017

Our Daily Reads

We have been doing a lot of reading aloud together lately. A lot. Maybe it’s because I realized that I really can not split myself up to have one-on-one reading time with each kid every day of the week. So they get lumped together a bit. It is also partly because I like the children […]

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May 17 2016

Real Beauty

As women, we ache to believe that real beauty can be found in the midst of imperfection. We are crying out for permission to lower our standards. ~Myquillyn Smith, The Nesting Place, p47~ I see beauty all around me. I see imperfection all around me. I am looking to my Lord to help me see […]

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Apr 01 2016

Long-distance and Long-time

Five years ago right now, I found out I was pregnant with my ninth baby, who came on the heels of six consecutive miscarriages. Five years ago right now, we began the process of building a home out in the country. Five years ago right now, a friend of mine emailed me a crazy idea. […]

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Sep 01 2015

Irrigating Deserts

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. ~C. S. Lewis~ We need to take special care to tell stories that are ‘not suitable’ for modernists. The Bible contains dragons, giants, principalities, satyrs, and unicorns. Invariably, these get cleaned up in translation so that modernist evangelicals are […]

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Aug 31 2015

Giveaway Winner, #4!!

Like the rest of life, even things like online giveaways don’t always go as you plan or expect! Right after I discovered the winning comment, our power went out… which means no internet (nor lights nor water, etc)… and it did not come back on for over thirteen hours. So, please forgive my tardy post […]

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Aug 24 2015

Not Alone in Grief ~ Giveaway!!

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!! This is a first, I think, for Joyful Domesticity ~ a giveaway!! Please share this giveaway by sharing this post’s link, especially if you know someone suffering the grief of miscarriage. …~…~…~… In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various […]

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Aug 22 2015

Comforting Myself in My Grief

Published by under Grief,Suffering

This is my comfort in my affliction, that Your promise gives me life. Psalm 119:50 There have been times in my grief where I just needed to do something. Partly as a distraction of keeping myself busy, partly as a motherly act of doing something in honor of a child I could not rock or […]

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Jul 10 2015

Meditating on Psalm 57

This morning I read a nice chunk out of Elyse Fitzpatrick’s book, A Steadfast Heart. It gave me multiple opportunities to think of my grandparents especially, as I know both of them are going through storms in their life as they adjust to new and difficult life situations. Grace withereth without adversity. The devil is […]

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