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Does Life Foreshadow Eternities’ Satisfaction?

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my path.
~Psalm 119-105 (ASV)
After an incredibly relaxing morning with the family I reflected on how often my hopes don’t appear to line up with my determination to be surrendered completely to God’s direction and purpose in life.  Of course the mystery for me is that often this has indeed proven to not be the case, and a heart desire ended up being completely fulfilled in an unexpected way as I trusted in Christ Jesus and lived in him.  That being said, the ache is real until one knows, until one clearly sees.  With this preliminary explanation I now direct you to my slightly overly poetic musing below.

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So here is a little note to let you know I am still around.  It has been a mild and cozy winter.  The new cat in the family seriously adds to the cozy factor as only a snuggly, soft, purr happy kitty can.  Been cross country skiing a lot more this year and enjoying so much time at home, organizing and trying to stream line the family life, if you will 🙂

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Summer Past

Ah yes summer was had by all 🙂  It was warm and delightfully slow.  We got a great big pool and the kids lived in a tent all summer long.  The ‘not so annual’ ladies tea was back on after a summer off last year and all four kids got tanned and taller.  This was also a summer of ‘not knowing’ in many areas of life.  I will touch on the most personal one pertaining to our immediate family.

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Curtains, pom-poms and braiding!

D.I.Y. Mother and Daughter time!

After I managed to make myself try a new project on the sewing machine my daughter ended up with her much needed curtains; FINALLY 🙂  We didn’t leave it at that though, we have discovered many d.i.y. projects are actually affordable and practical so we decided to fancy these pretty purple curtains up a little.IMG_20150602_110917_2

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soccer mom, cheer leader… who naps at the side lines ;)

Where did May go?  Swallowed up by the craziness of sport… soccer to be exact.  I just thank the Lord we set limits years ago.  Fall the girls can pick AN activity and then spring is the boys turn.  Still, with just the boys in soccer it has been a five to six nights a week gig.

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Rubber Boots Required

“Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord;

his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.”

~Hosea 6:3~

My morning walk was so warm and comfortable and calm.  Rubber boots required and this fact made it clear that spring does indeed come to the prairies each year.  No matter how long the winter seems it ends in a damp season full of mud and pot holes in the road but no bugs, no blistering hot summer sun and very little yard work!  I got teary eyes on the way home.  I was thankful that if by chance I was spotted the prairie winds are always a good explination for watery eyes. Continue reading →

4 Little Kids Who Keep Loosing Their Mittens

 There is no fear in love: but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath punishment; and he that feareth is not made perfect in love.

~1 John 4:18 (ASV)~

There are all kinds of opportunities in life to practice stepping out even when nervous, even afraid.  Faith is stepping even if afraid, fear is going backwards… limiting and restricting yourself.

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Moose Riding and a little update!

10011426_10152366628047127_5264897136790890329_nHAPPY FRIDAY! 

It has been a long long time since I have had a cute kid quote on here… Friday seems like the day to post a little goofy post… so here’s hoping this infuses some cheer into your winter day, it made me bust a gut when it happened…

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Joyeux Noël

There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you.

In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other.

Only in the winter, in the country, can you have long, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.

~Ruth Stout~


Our first winter here and so, of course, our first Christmas in the grand old house we call our new home.  A winter of abundant and glorious hoarfrost and many power outages.  Even Christmas morning was postponed till the power returned, after having been off most of the night, and so we started opening the presents much later in the day then children traditionally can handle.

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Prairie Summer So Brief

Summer was honestly a blur… a blur composed of an often unbalanced mix of study and play…the kids and I trying to daily work on our French and still make time to take hold of that delicious summer freedom.

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