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the heart of hospitality


I wanted to share a wonderful series by Nancy Leigh DeMoss called The Heart of Hospitality.

This statement really stood out to me:

“First of all, let me suggest that you take time, if you’ve never done this, to dedicate your house to the Lord and ask Him to make it a home that’s used for Him. The house is just going to be brick, stones, mortar, wood, until you put it into the Lord’s hands and say, “Lord, would You transform this into something that will be an instrument and a blessing and grace in the lives of other people?”

That is exactly what we did before buying our new home, and also the reason I went in search of a study on hospitality. I hope this series blesses you like it is blessing me!

i made the crew!


I am SO excited to be a part of this year’s TOS Homeschool Crew!!

As a Crew member, I get the chance to try out and review homeschool products throughout the year. I will be sharing what works for my gang, and what might work for yours.

Don’t be surprised to see a giveaway or two along the way! (Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss anything!!)

simple woman’s daybook



Outside my window… sunny & steamy

I am thinking… about creative storage solutions

From the learning rooms… playing catch-up on math & language arts

I am thankful for… for the provision of a new-to-us truck for Jason. The little car he’s been driving was not safe.

From the kitchen… I’m experimenting with cooking times so I can adapt my recipes to go into the oven on Sunday mornings

I am creating… curriculum lists & new schedules

I am going… to Half Price Books so the kids can turn in their reading lists

I am reading… Revelation

I am hoping… my SIL & her family have a pleasant trip as they move here from Arizona – yay!

I am hearing… the neighbor mowing

Around the house… still unpacking; pricing items for a garage sale as I unpack

A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week… kids are going to tie-dye shirts with church friends; I need to overhaul my blog & update categories

Here is picture thought I am sharing…


Little Prince finally lost his first tooth

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