Noah just celebrated his 2nd birthday last month. In July, we asked him what kind of party he wanted and he said–with a huge grin–“BEBO!” For those of you not versed in board-book vernacular, the Bebo book is about Hippo’s who love their belly buttons, or bebos. We Smiths are big fans of all of […]
“You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover […]
Every year between the months of June and October, the Smith family faces a season of birthday frenzy. Our boys were born 2 years and three weeks apart from one another. Another way of saying that is that Justin and I get no rest at all to recover from Jude’s birthday before launching into Noah’s. […]
This year we planted carrots, green beans, squash, cucumbers, okra, pumpkins, watermelon, and sunflowers. So far we’ve seen no watermelons or pumpkins. We harvested one squash but it had already been eaten by upon some squirrels. We managed to get 3 healthy, delicious cucumbers but numbers 4, 5, and 6 were also squirrel dinner. . […]
Dearest No, I meant to write this to you on your second birthday, but that came and left lots of glitter on the floor and now, two weeks later, I still haven’t written this. . . Forgive me, love, and I’ll try to make up for lost time. You are amazing at two! (Amazing and […]
“We must always keep in view that each of us individually is called to love God with our minds. This means that it is good for us to earnestly attempt interpretation on our own before we read the interpretations of others. And this means we must wait to consult commentaries, study Bibles, podcasts, blogs, and […]
So I’m still not very happy with this but if you saw the previous design, I think you’d agree it’s a VAST improvement. Now to drop it again and come back six months from now to re-design, round 3 . . .
“Just as the Bible’s metanarrative is one of creation-fall-redemption-restoration, the gardener’s metanarrative is the story of winter, spring, summer, and fall. Every plant and tree in my yard tells its own unique story in flower, fruit, and leaf, but each of those stories points to the bigger story of the passing of the seasons. If […]