Who am I? I often ask myself the same question! When I was younger I was full of dreams and ambitions…nothing wrong with that, as long as Christ reigns supreme over all my affections and motivations. However, I confess that lately I am content that I am still standing at the end of the day! With a busy schedule of ministering to my husband and my children within my home, church activities, and home education, I often end the day frazzled and wondering just what exactly I accomplished. However, when I stop and take account of the significance of what it is that I’m doing both within the walls of my home and without, I realize that though my strength and resources are limited and my offering is small, I can still glorify the Living God each day…be that “living sacrifice.”
I have been married to a smart, funny, wonderful man for twelve years. He is my best friend, my soul mate, and my comic relief! The Lord has abundantly blessed us with five delightful and beautiful children, all of whom are under the age of eleven…three girls and two boys. We have chosen to educate them at home so that we may better disciple them and train their hearts and their minds for service to God, their future families, and the communities in which they will one day live. We stumble through this, and yet we are sometimes offered a glimpse of the fruit that is yet to come from our labors…this keeps us going!
I am passionate about many things…I love to read books on a variety of topics, particularly about biblical womanhood and training up godly children. I enjoy cooking, decorating, and entertaining. I am currently making baby steps in the world of scrapbooking, but as in many other areas I find that my tastes exceed my pocketbook…why are the prettiest things always the most expensive? Here enters creativity and ingenuity! I do love homeschooling, and if you ask me what my style or method is, you will have to come over to my house for tea and scones, because it takes me awhile to explain. I’ll just leave it at “eclectic” with a heavy emphasis on Charlotte Mason and save the details for a long Saturday afternoon post.
My posts here will be journalistic in nature…I tend to ramble on. However, the idea of some of my thoughts having some permanence and someday being read by my children appealed to me, so here I am. Most of all, I hope it will be evident in whatever I write that Christ is my all surpassing treasure, my King, my hope, and worthy of all adoration and praise.