Eye toward Heaven, God's Protection

As Long as the Earth Endures

As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, will never cease. Today, we braved the north wind and planted potatoes. Earlier this week, the girls and I watched my husband plow and turn up the rich, black dirt of our ever-expanding garden. Our farmer neighbor also was tilling the soil this past week. And then…

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Eye toward Heaven

The Best Laid Plans

May the Lord give you the desire of your heart, and make all your plans succeed— Psalm 20:4 Yes, in this demanding season of raising little ones, when a sick child or a broken appliance can torpedo a whole day’s to-do list (fortunately we haven’t had either problem recently), we mamas still attempt to make plans. If I get too…

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Eye toward Heaven, Taking care of ourselves, Uncategorized

Aging with GRACE

Earlier this month, I was inducted into the club…the Mammogram Club. That’s right, I had my first mammogram. (Everything was completely normal!) Two impressions of the experience stand out. First, all the nurses and techs were particularly kind and helpful. They actually seemed excited to see me there. When I checked in, the woman at the desk looked up, made eye…

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Eye toward Heaven, Uncategorized

Traveling Light

Traveling with kids means traveling heavy. You know how it is–even one overnight stay means more baggage than TSA runs through security for an overbooked flight. For the first of our three (yes, three!!!) overnight trips this summer, the girls and I visited my parents while my husband attended an out-of-town graduation on his side of the family. The gear…

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Easter, Eye toward Heaven

The Real Story of Easter 2019

Early Easter morning, I almost texted my husband (already at church to sing with the choir for sunrise service) that never again, under any circumstances, were we going to give the girls Easter baskets. On Easter evening, I shared a photo of my three little ones in their Easter dresses. Yes, happy, angelic-looking girls in beautiful dresses certainly was part…

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