And the winner is…

I picked a random number with the help of, and the winner from the giveaway from earlier this week is Theosis, who said that her favorite 7 Quick Takes post from last week was Rebecca’s. Theosis, e me with the subject “giveaway winner” so that I can get you your prizes. And a heartfelt… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 44)

— 1 — Last week I mentioned in quick take #7 that I was feeling extremely stressed because of a lack of “introvert time.” I made that a high priority this week, and I feel so much better mentally! In fact, seeing what a drastic difference that made to both my mental and spiritual health… [Continue Reading]

Finding home

The ride home from the airport after we picked up our Kidsave child Rita was a little tense. We quickly found out that when they said in her bio that she speaks some English, by “some” they meant “not a single word.” A Colombian social worker named Maria was with us as well, and she… [Continue Reading]

9 Tips for Spiritual Dry Spells

It seems like a lot of people I know are going through spiritual dry spells lately, feeling apathetic about their relationship with God and/or feeling like God’s voice is silent during a difficult time. In case it’s helpful to anyone, I thought I’d post a list of some practical tips I’ve heard on the subject… [Continue Reading]

My first giveaway!

I‘ve always d the concept of giveaways and have wanted to do one for a long time, but wasn’t sure what I could give away. Then a couple weeks ago Mary Ostyn of Owlhaven offered me a couple of review copies of her fabulous bo, A Sane Woman’s Guide to Raising a Large Family, and… [Continue Reading]

Choosing patience

When we found out that all our paperwork was approved and we’d be hosting a Kidsave child this summer, one of the first things I thought was that I was going to have to work on patience. I had always thought of myself as a fairly patient mom, especially considering my circumstances with four kids… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 43)

— 1 — We went to the San Antonio zoo yesterday. In 101-degree heat. With a four-hour round trip drive. Does that sound challenging? It was. However, it was all worth it to meet up with the other Kidsave families — who are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met — and to see… [Continue Reading]

Hint, hint

Pssssst. Tomorrow will be a good day to participate in 7 Quick Takes Friday. I’ll tell you why on Monday.