In pursuit of discovering beauty in my daily adventure of being a mom of nine



Thankful Thursday – Mother’s Day Gratitude

If I were to write the story of my mother's life, it would take up several months of blog posts and even then that would be incomplete. At 75, she is busier than most people half her age and her... Continue Reading →

Thankful Thursday: Gratitude is a life-saving remedy

I really believe that being thankful for even one thing each day has saved my life from losing hope and turning to despair. Lately my life has had some stressful moments (who's life doesn't?) and my impulse is to want... Continue Reading →

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Every Broken Heart Be Brave!

Tim Be Told - The Battle Hymn This song touches me to the core. The multi-talented band Tim Be Told has been going through some tough times during the past couple years but they have emerged with this powerful song. If you... Continue Reading →

The Joy of ‘Yes’ Forever

The past few weeks have been very busy ones, full of birthday celebrations, a wedding, and a surprise visit from a daughter who lives out of state. And the midst all that, more snow and a rising amount of cabin... Continue Reading →

In Search of Inspiration

I haven't been very inspired to blog lately. During the Christmas season, spending time with family and friends was top priority. But once the holidays were over and I've had some time for blogging, I just felt very uninspired. Thank... Continue Reading →

Putting on Love

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:14 This week's photo challenge asks us to share a picture that portrays the word, "Family". Of course, as a mother of nine,... Continue Reading →

My One and Only

Here is a picture of my one and only true love and best friend. This is a response to this week's Weekly Photo Challenge: One. Life is getting a bit crazy here in our large family as we prepare for... Continue Reading →

Life to the Full – The Blessing of Children

The soul is healed by being with children. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky My children are a deep source of joy to me. They keep me young. They keep me honest. They keep me humble. I can never hide anything from them... Continue Reading →

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