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family photo before our move

Well, I Declare…

Tomorrow I am headed to a writing conference in Dallas called Declare. Ha!  Writing??  What is that? :)  Last time I did that was Easter. Since then we have fixed up our house, finished our second year of homeschooling, put our house on the market, SOLD a house, attended a family reunion, searched and lost three houses in Houston, had a super fun summer soaking in time with family and friends, … Read More


Alive forever more! (Sixth Easter devotional)

Day Six Alive forever more!   "He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay." Matthew 28:6 Woohoo!  We have made it to the very last and best part of the Easter story!  Up from the grave He arose... Why is it such a big deal that Jesus rose from the grave?  Other than the obvious, of course...the miracle of being dead and then alive...but what … Read More

Holy Week

Celebrate Holy Week (with simple activities for each day)

Easter week is upon us and in some cultures this week is called Holy Week...a week set apart to think, ponder, and worship Jesus for his death and resurrection.  I have had such an unexpected "busy" Easter season.  I had the best intentions of doing tons of meaningful activities for Easter, reading ALL these great books that tell the Easter story, and filling my home with crafts and delicious … Read More