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The Last Seven Takes

When we returned Stateside, I took my blogging in a new direction. I connected with other bloggers and found link-ups. I even had a few articles published (or re-published) on other websites. One of the bloggers I connected with is Kelly at This Ain’t the Lyceum, who hosts Seven...

When Things Pile Up

This week, and truthfully the last couple of months, we’ve experienced several things going wrong. In the great big scheme of things none of these issues were that bad, but when a lot of thing go not quite right in the same general timeframe, it can lead to a...

Pruning, Packing, and Peace

Last week, the kids had an allergist follow up and a regular well visit check up. There was a time when we didn’t leave well visits without a dose of antibiotics and steroids because of allergy/asthma issues. We’ve broken that cycle and the kids are healthy with well-managed allergy...

Lows, Highs, and a new Why

As I write this, my house is unusually quiet. The kids went out for the day with friends, so I’m alone with the house noises and chirping birds on the patio. Quiet time, even with only two children, is rare and perhaps even a bit uncomfortable. Even so, I’ve...

Living Arrows: Dancing Darts

Last week, Madilynn enjoyed the summer session at her ballet studio. She started ballet with last year’s summer session. It’s been amazing to watch her learn and grow! Just this past week, I saw how much she’s improved in her skills. She loves her teachers and has made new...

Early birds and late Takes

We followed Dietrich’s return from church camp by hosting our Small Group for Sunday evening worship. Sadly, the other kids from our group were either out of town or unable to come, so my children were rather bored with all the “business” talk.  We picked our first tomato from...

Living Arrows: Straight Shooting

I recently stumbled across another link-up that has inspired a rabbit trail of extra reading and research, though admittedly, part of it was accidental. On Sunday evening, the lesson was from Psalm 122, one of the songs of ascent. These songs were sung on the journey to the temple...

Joy-filled Superhero Training

As a homeschooling family, we don’t take a “regular break” for the summer. I want the kids (and myself) to have some kind of learning experience every day. This can take several forms. This week Vacation Bible School took the most space in our learning. For us, VBS is...

Remembering, Running, and Repeating

When you are a stay-at-home mom, sometimes all the days run together. Many days it seems like Nothing special happens. Part of the reason I enjoy Seven Quick Takes is that I get to evaluate the everyday moments and find the extraordinary within the seemingly mundane.  We began the...

Flying Flip Flops, Broken Bulbs, and Powerful Prayers

Happy Friday. On Fridays, I review our week with my friends in the form of Seven Quick Takes. Celebrate Fri-Yay with us and share your wins for the week. My parents visited over the weekend. In addition to spending time together at home, we also went to Wonderland Amusement...