Making a Home · Marriage

Dropping the Ball

Dropping the ball seems to be a theme in my life right now. I have a lot of things going on, and I feel like I am always failing somewhere. Right now, the dust accumulating in the corners of my home and the pile of dishes in the kitchen sink are showing me just how… Continue reading Dropping the Ball

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Marriage · Parenting

Guest Post: When Motherhood Becomes an Idol

The following is a guest post written by Rebekah Hargraves, author of the new book, Lies Moms Believe, and the companion Bible study. I hope that you grow from reading her words, as I have. As is often the case, this post contains affiliate links. Any purchases made using these links will earn Quiet(ish) Spirit a small commission.… Continue reading Guest Post: When Motherhood Becomes an Idol

Teaching

Words on Wealth: Wisdom from my Students, Volume 2

  In January, I shared a post including some words from my students. Today, I am sharing the next edition of their wisdom. As before, I am adding very little commentary to allow the weight of their words to be felt. Jobs "You live in that big white house, don't you, Miss?" "I live in… Continue reading Words on Wealth: Wisdom from my Students, Volume 2

Cooking · Reading

Little Letters: February 2018

Each month, Kristin at Taz+Belly hosts this fun Little Letters Linkup.  Dear Robert, I'm sorry I was unkind yesterday. Thank you for letting today be a new day. I am forever grateful for you. Will you be my Valentine? Dear Master Bedroom, It's been less than a week, but I miss you. I have every intention of slathering… Continue reading Little Letters: February 2018

Making a Home · Parenting

Currently, February 2018

This post is part of a monthly linkup hosted by Anne at In Residence. It's a simple way to share what is happening "currently" in my life. Currently Finishing: Our bedroom renovation! I ripped out the drywall months ago, and I finally put the final coat of polyurethane on the wood floors this morning. Hopefully our sweet boy will take miraculously long naps… Continue reading Currently, February 2018

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Let it Begin with Me

Ever since the beginning of this past holiday season, the song, "Let There Be Peace On Earth"  has been reverberating in my mind. I find myself humming the sweet melody as I wash dishes in the early morning,  singing the hopeful words as I play in the sandbox with my son, and meditating on the concept… Continue reading Let it Begin with Me

Teaching

Words on Wealth: Wisdom from my Students, Volume 1

Most of the students I teach have had very different lives from my own. I am constantly learning from them, and this year, I have learned to see glimpses of myself through their eyes. I am sharing (with the permission of the speakers) conversations that I have overheard in hopes that you will gain insight… Continue reading Words on Wealth: Wisdom from my Students, Volume 1