Tag Archives: life

Laughter is Good Medicine

      4 Comments on Laughter is Good Medicine

If you had asked me before I married what I wanted in a husband, “a good sense of humor” would not have been the first thing that sprang to mind. No, I was looking for a smart, solid Christian who loved kids, wanted a bunch of them, and was open to homeschooling. Being “tall, dark, and handsome” was not essential,… Read more »

How Will You Be Remembered?

      No Comments on How Will You Be Remembered?
The Flanders Family: Mom and Kids

An interviewer once asked Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison how she had become such a great writer. Did she study a particular method? Read books to hone her craft? Study under famous authors? To which Morrison laughed and replied, “Oh, no, that is not why I am a great writer. I am a great writer because when I was a little… Read more »

Putting It in Perspective

      No Comments on Putting It in Perspective

I don’t know who wrote the following poem, but it is a good reminder that we should “not despise the day of small things.” This season of life will be over before we know it, and won’t I miss it when it’s gone!. My days are days of small affairs, Of trifling worries, little cares, A lunch to pack, a… Read more »

Confessions of a “Weaker Vessel”

      No Comments on Confessions of a “Weaker Vessel”

Well, I took a longer break from blogging than I intended, but my recent move was more labor intensive than I expected (primarily because I rejected my husband’s generous offers to hire movers to help us). I survived two major garage sales, countless trips to Goodwill, and what seemed like endless weeks of sorting, packing, and transferring what was left… Read more »

Be Careful What You Pray For – Part 2

Be Careful What You Pray For - Part 2

To read the beginning of this story, refer to part 1. I love the scene in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE where the Beavers are forced to flee from the White Witch. While the others hurriedly don coats and boots, Mrs. Beaver scuttles about the den packing provisions for the journey: sugar, tea, matches, two or three loaves… Read more »

In Pursuit of Lasting Results

      No Comments on In Pursuit of Lasting Results

I have a friend who refuses to iron more than one piece of clothing at a time. She believes that dying with a closet full of clean, pressed clothes would be testimony to a wasted life. Why bother ironing something you may never get the chance to wear? “I”d much rather spend my time mowing the lawn,” my friend confides…. Read more »

Stick to the Path

      No Comments on Stick to the Path
Stick to the Path | http://lovinglifeathome.com

“How can we understand the road we travel? It is the Lord who directs our steps.” (Proverbs 20:24, New Living Translation) If we consider a hike through the woods as a metaphor for the Christian walk, it is easy to understand our need to stay on the narrow way. To leave that path is to risk danger, disorientation, and destruction…. Read more »

Have You Hugged Your Kids Today?

      No Comments on Have You Hugged Your Kids Today?
10 Good Reasons to Hug Your Kids Daily

If you haven’t already hugged your kids today, here are ten good reasons to do so now. And if you have, here’s a bunch of good excuses to hug them again. 1. Hugs are nice. 2. Hugs give you a good feeling inside. 3. Kids need hugs to stay healthy. I once read — although I cannot for the life of… Read more »

Who Needs a Dinner Bell?

      No Comments on Who Needs a Dinner Bell?

The first home we ever owned was situated at the mouth of a cozy little cul-de-sac, which gave every neighbor on the block an unobstructed view of our house and yard. Clearly, then, my husband was not thinking of my reputation when he slapped the lid on my flaming hash-browns one Saturday morning and rushed out to the front curb… Read more »