Author Archives: Rebecca


“When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again.
Leave what remains for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow.”
Deuteronomy 24:21

We’ve passed by this rest area many, many times, but today was the first time we stopped at it. I was surprised by it’s gorgeous views of the vineyard and Lake Erie. I wished it was warmer and we had a picnic lunch to enjoy it longer!

A Great Calm

“When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid?
Do you still have no faith?” The disciples were absolutely terrified.
“Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”
Mark 4:39-41

Watch Out!

“Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed;
life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
Luke 12:15

The New Year has always been a time of cleaning up and prioritizing for me. Based on this small portion of the donation pile outside of Savers, it is a season of cleaning for many others as well. Dropping off donations is always such a conflicting time for me. It normally comes with feelings of relief, that we’re clearing out things that we no long need or use. But I am also painfully reminded of how much I have and how little I really need.

I am constantly trying to walk the line between having what we need to live a comfortable life while giving the girls a deep and meaningful homeschool experience, and having an excess of possessions that tie us down and distract us from the truly important things in life.

Knot Fun

Catherine did a little bit of bracelet making at summer camp this year, but hasn’t mentioned it since. Until today when she found a klutz book of friendship bracelet patterns and got to work. I love how she applies herself when she is truly inspired.