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When I look at you I see…The February Slump

ENCOURAGEMENT. Wow, have I been in need of a little bit of this lovely word this week. It seems to me so have a lot of others around me. Why is it that EVERY year the middle of February sneaks in around us and tries to suck the sunshine out of us? I am getting emails about homeschool slump refreshers, activities to get your kids through the rest of winter, and weekend winter retreats. We…

Are you in danger of developing the mommy brain?

Did you know that 4 quarts equal 1 gallon and 2 pints equal 1 quart? The Gallon Man on my wall reminds me of this very useful information every morning as I prepare delicious meals for my children (or not so delicious meals). He stares at me with his kid drawn eyes daring me to learn more. He reminds me that I am a mom. He reminds me that I am a stay at home…

In with the Old…Kindness.

I know I am a bit late to the party, but is it too late to say Happy New Year?! I can not believe that it is 2016. Where are the years going? I LOVE the beginning of the year. It always feels like a new start of a great adventure and a new season. I love dreaming about what the year will behold. This year, I started daydreaming about all 365 days I have…

Heaven’s Opinion: An Appeal to Pray

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to…

Our Homeschooling Day of Wonder Through the Magical Land of Narnia.

“Mom, can we PLEASE read the rest of Narnia?” This was the question I woke up to on a rainy, cloudy, and regular old Tuesday in the Harris home this week. Homeschooling plans were set. Books were ready to go and awaiting us after cereal, eggs, and whatever else we could catch & gather for breakfast found their way to our hungry bellies. My plans were set, but the pleading continued. “Mom…

Golden Leaves & Muddy Toe Memories

So, you may have noticed that the crickets have been chirping on the blog this past month. Life has been on full speed. I have also been diligently working on some other writing projects that have caused the blog to take a back seat. Although, not to worry, my drafts folder is full of simple little heart connections we will make one day. Sometimes I feel like parts of my life get put into the…

“Allume, Here I Come.”

What is Allume? Allume is the this little yet God breathed writing conference in the small little American town of Greenville, SC. As simple and seemingly small in significance in the grand God- crafted production we call life it may seem, it is HUGE in the hearts and minds of the hundreds of women joining me on a pilgrimage tomorrow. I am boarding an airplane in the morning, alone. If I remember correctly, an airplane…

Can you have an enjoyable morning that starts before the sun rises?

I get a lot of questions regarding my comments in blog posts and speaking opportunities about my early morning routine, so I wanted to write this quick post to give you a few tips and resources if you are really interested in making this lifestyle shift.I know what you might be thinking, “No way Jose!” (as my son would say). I realize that waking up before the sun’s rays brighten…