Family History

Family History

I've always really enjoyed family history.  My family has an incredibly cool story that includes sixteen people who came over on the Mayflower (including William Bradford), men who fought in the Revolutionary War, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Fast forward some years... there is also a history of immigration from Puerto Rico [...]

Treasures

Treasures

There are certain Bible verses that are typically gone over and over on Christian minimalist blogs.  One such passage is Matthew 6:19-21, where Jesus points out that we should not store up treasures on earth.  Rather, we should store up treasures in heaven - in other words, we should fill up spiritually.   Don’t store [...]

The Gift of No

The Gift of No

Over the years, I've tried to be a lot of different types of mom.  I've tried to be what the world around me seems to fancy so much: the crafty mom, the baking mom, the activities mom.  I've tried to please everyone else with little regard for myself.  But this year, I decided to give [...]