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HIS hands

He’s got the whole world in His hands. the whole world. the world that doesn’t make sense. the one that doesn’t function the way we think it should. a world that’s perverse and fallen and broken. my world — the one that’s not been spinning correctly. your world and whatever you have that feels off, […]

Claire Evangeline.

Born November 1, 2009 1:19am 8lbs, 14oz ~ 20-1/2″ Another precious little baby is now in the Paladin family! We are so glad she is here — and we LOVE her tons!

Book review: The Shack

In January when I made my reading list for the year, I very eagerly included The Shack, by William P. Young. I’d heard quite an extreme variety of reviews on the book and all I knew was that it seemed everyone but me had read it– and I wanted to see what the stir was […]

Good Friday

Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

Book review: Honey for a Child’s Heart

First of all, I promise I’m only behind in my book-reviewing and not in my book-reading! Two weeks ago I finished reading Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt. First published in 1969, this book is now in its fourth edition* and has been read by many, many parents as they endeavor to encourage […]

A Good Habit

A small but significant challenge for your weekend!

Book review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

After I finished reading The Hidden Art of Homemaking, I moved on to Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, a book I began reading last year and then never finished. I started again from the beginning and, wow, what a great book. The book follows the author’s family for a […]

Gingerbread Cookies

When we make gingerbread cookies, there is no recipe we could fathom using other than the one from Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop. If you’ve ever been to Colonial Williamsburg and had the opportunity to taste these amazing cookies– soft and molasses-y and simply amazing– then you know how set apart these gingerbread […]

Book review: The Hidden Art of Homemaking

Last week I finished reading The Hidden Art of Homemaking, by Edith Schaeffer. It had been quite a few years since I last read it and, as I was feeling the need for fresh inspiration as a homemaker, I thought it would be worth my while to give it a re-read. I was not disappointed. […]

A goal to read

This year, one of my main goals is to read more than I have in the past year or two. Throughout my teenage years, I was quite the avid reader. I loved to read (and re-read) all sorts of books and was constantly doing so. However, between caring for four little ones under six years […]