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between sips of coffee,
writing in the other blog and...  living!


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Kegel.  You will never regret doing these pelvic exercises---but you will regret it if you don't.
Walk whenever possible,
Drink lots of H20 and sleep well!

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My Utmost For His Highest

When you want to say,
Welcome Home,
how do you do it?

The Stranger

A few things...

This is my blography - simply my personal thoughts; this blog is just a small part or purpose of this website. The chief aim of this site is to bring glory to God and good food of His Word to families.  May each visit fill you with fresh bread and lingering words to savor. 

Someday maybe my children will read "mama's blog" and catch a glimpse of some of what was "important" each day,  "snapshots"  of the day, what was going on in the world and what really stirred up some of my thoughts.  Whatever is written or "documented" here will pale in comparison to the importance of their lives to me:  really, my husband, my children —they are my story — they are my legacy. 

So... I'm a believer, a follower of Jesus Christ, my LORD and because of Him, I'm a help-meet for my husband, the mother of eleven children and a daughter-in-law and happy gramma to three.  I share slices of life because of what God is doing and has done --- and with the hope of being an encouragement to others to press on toward the mark (Philippians  3.14)

Some days I find it difficult to escape to the quiet area to write.  But, it is on those days I am most likely perfecting domestic skills or the craft of being a keeper at home.

But that's one of my life goals after all... that of being a quintessential keeper at home and all it connotes.

Would that it be said of me in my home and of you in yours:

Proverbs 31.28-30  "Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.  Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.  Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."

I've not "arrived," but in the course of following and serving the LORD Jesus, and being a help meet for my husband, that's where I'm headed.

I'd probably link to Phil Johnson's stuff but... which would I choose to post here?  (as always... my disclaimer: 

As with any link on our site:  we don't necessarily endorse everything that's said and, of course we don't endorse every link that may be posted on a site. 
As Sarg (hillstreetblues) used to say: Be careful out there!

These are a few of the  places we regularly visit on the Net!
A few more websites...
(I have more to add when time allows)

    Christian Moms of Many Blessings
The Hope Chest
Our Favourite Websites
choosing home
Washington Weather  

Making It Home

Making It Home
Rediscovering the power of Homemaking

A magazine for homemakers and families, Making It Home is not a "professional" or corporate magazine, does not have a 'commercial' feel or look. It's a magazine written by brothers and sisters in Christ for encouragement and edification.


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Titus 2.3-5
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

oikouros, oy-koo-ros'  from 3624 and ouros (a guard; be "ware"); a stayer at home, i.e. domestically inclined (a "good housekeeper"):
a keeper at home.

Hence this blog:
Views and slices of life; and thoughts,  between sips of coffee, of a quintessential keeper at home 

Those who know me better, know that I tend to remember things by how the moon looked at the time of the event... or that wherever my loved ones happen to be, we can look up and see the same moon... the same moon smiling at them is smiling at me.

moon info


I'll be Seeing You

I'll be seeing you
in all the old
familiar places
That this heart
of mine embraces
all day through
In that small café,
the park
across the way
The children's carousel,
the chestnut trees,
the wishing well

I'll be seeing you in
every lovely
summer's day
In everything
that's light and gay
I'll always think of you
that way

I'll find you in
the mornin' sun
And when
the night is new
I'll be looking
at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

My VOCABULARY and stuff

Yes, I do use an inordinate amount of olde English spelling.
(I use the KJV, too)

bcz = because
I use bcz, bcz because is longer to type.

Truthiness  =  using concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts that are true.

It's noon!
This pink robe is code for: I should be working, cleaning, teaching or gardening or doing something other than blogging!

Big Jar Mayonnaise Mama
refers to Barbara's
blog comment on moms who shop at Costco


august 2008 most of our family

moses in presents
each morning we have breakfast and Bible study around our dining table
The younger children draw what they're hearing being read by the others around the table.  Amelia loved that Moses was standing in God's presents.  Yes... too cute. :o)

hannah samuel june 2008
our son & daughter... best friends... Samuel and Hannah...
melia lollipop
what you can't really see here is that 'melia fell asleep holding a lollipop

jennifer & pamela in our kitchen
My cousin, Jennifer --- visiting for Thanksgiving  2006
her family and ours below

In January, Timothy began his missionary career in Ghana, West Africa   
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations

baptisms   baptizindora
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost...
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."
Kathryn spent several months in Jinja, Uganda where God used her in many ways for His glory and love for Afrikan orphans, women, babies and children.

Kathryn had a great and fruitful ministry in Jinja, Uganda... You can see more of her photos and letters here:
Kathryn's Letters & Photos Jinja, Uganda

Our summer garden has been a bountiful blessing to us...  

 the little girls loved bringing in the carrots... the married carrots and the pants carrots! :o)


 Hydrangeas are pretty much my favourite flowers.
I love the hydrangeas of many colours all over the yard and the many rose bushes
provide such beautiful roses and sweet smelling bouquets for our home.

My half-birthday hike... 9-26-2008 I made it to the summit... the top of Mount Pilchuck.



A look back... Gary prepared Christmas dinner for us - 2006