God’s Presence

This blog was going to originally going to be called Iowa 2. I would have told you how I was getting fresh produce for my cooking from the garden and how I was enjoying time to read and helping the boys with their project. Change of plans. I had prayed for the safety of this project and all the people […]


I am in Iowa and am reminded that at heart I am an Iowa girl. I like the smell of freshly cut hay and the feel of soft grass beneath my feet. I like being in the town where I grew up which has changed but not so much that I still know how to get places and still know […]

Teacher Tuesday

Okay I know it is summer but I have been thinking through what I want to do in the Fall. With the help of my dear sister I think I have it figured out. I am amazed at the many good options out there to use in homeschooling. It is actually overwhelming. I am going to use my sister’s curriculum […]


I am writing this as we begin a new day and new adventure. This summer will be full of change for our family but it will be full of change for many others also. Some of our friends are in the process of adding a new one to their family through adoptions. Others are adjusting to living in a new […]

Good bye to Buddy

Because of our upcoming adventures, we knew that Buddy would need a new home. On Wed. he was placed with his new family and even has a brother Brittany to play with. We are thankful that God found a home for Buddy and that he will be loved. Even though Buddy could aggravate me at times, especially when it would […]

Firmly Planted

According to Jeremiah, I have a choice. I can trust God or not trust God. One choice brings blessing while the other brings a curse. I don’t know of anyone who would not want to be a tree firmly planted by the water that extends its roots by a stream. Someone who is not anxious but fully trusts in God. […]

Teacher Tuesday

Today I resigned my teaching job. We are ready to start a new season with Mission Aviation Fellowship and at least for this year I will be back to homeschooling my kids. Being a public school teacher in an urban district is one of the hardest jobs I have ever done. It is challenging, frustrating and yet in many ways […]

Defining the Real Enemy

My daughter has been studying and memorizing Ephesians 6 so she can be a part of her Grandma’s church’s quiz team at camp. Therefore I have the opportunity to be reminded of a lesson God is teaching me. Who is the enemy? In Ephesians 6:12 Paul reminds us that our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the […]

Favorite Things #2

I was going to try to do favorite things on Friday One of my favorite things is Saturdays where nothing big is planned and you just get to do whatever. Today would be one of those days. I had breakfast with my accountability group, took a tour of my friends new house, did laundry, went to lunch with my family, […]

God’s Direction

Tomorrow my DH leaves to retake a test for the mission organization that we are wanting to go with. He has worked hard on learning what he needs to do and feels prepared. We have done our part and we know that God will do His. As I was reading in Proverbs tonight I came across a verse in chapter […]