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A world starved for solitude, silence, true friendship

“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” – C. S. Lewis

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A tribal / floral baby shower

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Artist Spotlight – Illustrator Maira Kalman

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October Desktop Calendar {Free}

Here’s this month’s freebie desktop calendar inspired by Luke 9:58. Click here to download it!

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The War is with the Enemy of Our Soul, Not Our Body.

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual […]

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Throw a BEBO (Sandra Boyntan) Birthday Party

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 […]

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Uncomfortable Recovery

“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 […]

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Throw a Lego Batman, Superman, Spiderman Super Hero Party!

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. […]

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September Desktop Background

  Click here to download this month’s free desktop background.

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Smith Family Harvest

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. . […]

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