Encourage Me

/Encourage Me

This Old House, A Bottle, and a new Front Porch….

One thing is for sure, owning a house that is over 100 years old means you are constantly working on projects and keeping it up. Ours is no different, and we would not have it any other way....we love the history and beauty of this old thing and take being home owners very seriously after [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Encourage Me|Comments Off on This Old House, A Bottle, and a new Front Porch….

As Fall becomes Winter…

We are busy here on the other side of the screen. So many things happening as fall rushes into winter, and we get our little homestead ready for the cold months. Stacking wood for the winter, making sure everyone has warm enough clothing, and bedding, putting up food for the cold months so I can [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Encourage Me|Comments Off on As Fall becomes Winter…

2 weeks and 1 Year….what they have in common

I had to take a break from writing this last couple weeks as we walked through some new challenges here on this side of the screen. Long story short, my oldest daughter has turned out to have a heart condition, and my mother requires surgery next Wednesday. Two weeks ago we were waiting in a [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Challenge Me, Encourage Me, Strengthen Me|1 Comment

Forgetting what is behind me…

A few days ago I hit a hard spot. You know what I am talking about. One of those days where the echoes of the past come roaring out of the locked closet you had them securely fastened in...where things you thought were dead ashes buried years before suddenly regain new life and you realize [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Encourage Me|1 Comment

Choose to Dance…

I have long desired to make sure that my children grow up with a positive, encouraging attitude, and remember that even when things get tough, family not only sticks together, but makes the best of it. :D So in our family, we have a strange, but VERY fun tradition. :D We turn the kitchen into [...]

By | January 18th, 2016|Encourage Me, Strengthen Me|Comments Off on Choose to Dance…

When a blogger cant find the words…

I have been thinking about writing this post for quite a while, but as you can see by the title of this post, its been challenging. I used to be braver, I think, but as the world changes so rapidly around me I have pulled more into myself and my family. That is certainly not [...]

By | January 13th, 2016|Encourage Me, Faith|3 Comments

Words for my Daughter as she turns 16….

Today is a red-letter day in our family...my oldest daughter turns 16. And while that makes me feel old, after all, there were only 20 candles in the box and only FOUR left when I was done making her cake, I have thought long and hard about the words I want to put on paper [...]

By | January 8th, 2016|Encourage Me, Faith|5 Comments

Such Joy in Simple things…

This poem has been with me a lot lately. Things I think about, things that bring me such joy. For a simply sweet post that I wanted to share with you today, I offer you this.... And as we near the end of one year and the beginning of another, may this bless your heart [...]

By | December 28th, 2015|Encourage Me, Faith|1 Comment

Choosing Thankfulness….

It is November. And what does that mean around here? For us, as a family, we devote a few minutes each day to talking about the many things that we are thankful for in our lives. I strongly believe that teaching your children to find the extraordinary in the every day things fosters a spirit [...]

By | November 3rd, 2015|Adoption, Encourage Me, Faith|Comments Off on Choosing Thankfulness….

Thankful on a Thursday….

Today is the first, real crisp Fall day I have seen. So far everything has been gorgeous and beautiful, and warm weather, with a few nippy nights. It has been a really tough year. Honestly. Aren't I always honest with you? (don't answer that. :D ) I was thinking yesterday, as I looked back over [...]

By | October 15th, 2015|Encourage Me, Faith|5 Comments