This week will mark nine years since we celebrated Mom’s last birthday, and also nine years since we said goodbye. I can’t help but be a little sad this time of year. Sometimes more than just a little. Yet, as the verse in 1 Thessalonians says, I don’t sorrow as one who has no hope.… Continue reading White Shores
Outside my windows… a bit of rain today has made the icy driveway extra-slippery. Inside my house… this month-long cold has been winning, but I'm hopeful that we may be over it by the time March rolls around. Counting 1000 gifts… lovely surprises in the mailbox! Prayers of the heart… that maybe next week won't… Continue reading Thoughts for Tuesday, February 20th
Outside my windows… we got a bit of snow today to top off the ice skating rink in the driveway. Inside my house… so much tea! It's definitely the season for lots of tea drinking by the coal stove. Counting 1000 gifts… the houseplants on my table. Prayers of the heart… for everyone with this… Continue reading Thoughts for Tuesday, January 30th
My past is a mixed-bag of good and bad memories. Sort of an odd patchwork quilt of a childhood. I had some wonderful, truly remarkable people in my life. And while no one is completely bad, there were still people who did damage. There are reasons why I don't trust easily, and why I still… Continue reading From Hidden to Healing
It was initially the cover of the May the Faith be with You edition that caught my eye. I love astronomy and night sky photography, and the metallic sheen to the cover picture really stands out. The Bible is a bit more compact than most full size ones, which is ideal for kids because it's easier for them to handle.
We start the school year off with shiny, new curriculum, perfectly organized planners, and the determination that this is the year when everything will go smoothly and according to plan! By the time January rolls around, life has happened. The new grammar workbook doesn’t work for your 4th grader, algebra is giving your freshman and… Continue reading Start TODAY!
"Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith." – Steve Jobs 2017 threw a few bricks at my head. Some days, it felt like more than just a few. The craziest thing is that from all outward appearances, it was a great year. A lot of wonderful things happened, but… Continue reading #wedonotgiveup
"Time heals all wounds." Who hasn't heard that one a time or two? I get the sentiment behind it, but it's clumsily put, implying that a healed wound is like the injury had never happened at all. Perhaps it would be better to say, "Time helps you get used to the scars from your wounds."… Continue reading Hard Goodbyes
For a blog called Teish Knits, there's not really much knitting content. Today I'm going to add a bit more knitting to Teish Knits, and I'm also offering my first free pattern download! Back when I was in elementary school, we won't discuss just how many years ago that was, a Sunday School teacher of… Continue reading Free Knitting Pattern: Cam’s Favorite Mittens
How could I not pick up a book with a title like In the Middle of the Mess? Though it was the title that initially caught my eye, there's a lot more than a catchy title going for Shelia Walsh's newest book.