The green shoes that nearly did me in and the whisper that turned this sinking ship around

I have realized something this week that I never fully realized before. ALL THREE OF MY CHILDREN ARE STRONG WILLED. What. Is. Happening. They each have different degrees of strong willed sprits, but this past week I learned that they were so much stronger than I ever thought. It all started with the hunt for [...]

Under the Surface

At our house, we LOVE blackberries. Over the past five years Derick has slowly planted and cultivated about forty plants, so that when blackberry season arrives---we have berries a plenty. This year as I was picking berries I started to notice from a few feet away that there would be these HUGE berries hiding directly [...]