Archive for the ‘My Abundant Life’ Category

20 Ways to Drive Mom Crazy Before Noon

Last Saturday was “one of those days.”  I laugh when I say this because when you have little ones, it often seems like EVERY day is “one of those days.”  Anyhow, the kids were driving me crazy all morning, so I was inspired to create the following list.  Feel free to add your own suggestions […]

My Kitchen Window

Right now I love the view from my kitchen window.  When I am looking out my kitchen window, I see so many things that make me happy: Free Sunflowers (Brad’s green thumb) Our Compost Garden and its Fresh Produce (Brad’s green thumb) Free Newly-Painted Bench (from leftover paint) Free Sod (from a friend) Free Playhouse […]

Ribbons and Memories

Today would have been my brother Jonathan’s 31st birthday.  It’s been 11 years since I last saw him, wearing a birthday hat, blowing out the candles on his cake, and cuddling my little brother Josh.  He passed away 6 months later, yet another life laid waste by drug and alcohol addiction. Jonathan was 16 months […]

A Cyst & A Surgery

On September 6, our family went to my ultrasound appointment excited to find out the gender of our third child.  Unfortunately,  the ultrasound also found a large cyst in my abdomen (right behind my belly button) about the size of a tennis ball.  The doctor suggested I wait until after Evelyn was born to investigate […]

Do Not Forget The Things You Have Seen

“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live.  Teach them to your children and to their children after them.”  Deuteronomy 4:9 I have been really discouraged today.  I’m worried a lot about […]

Pruned To Be More Fruitful

“He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.”  John 15:2 On Sunday Brad was asked to preach at the first and second service of a local church.  Between the services we were invited to sit […]

It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over

10 days ago I wrote about how I was quitting my blog.  As you can tell from the past week of blog posts, I’m having a difficult time letting go.  For one thing, my husband and parents are encouraging me to keep blogging, even if I can’t do it as often or as well as […]

May 17, 2013: The Grand Finale

Dear Friends, It was just over 2 years ago when I first posted here at “The Abundant Wife.”  It had been 7 months since Brad was laid off from his job.  We were living in my parents’ basement with a toddler and a newborn.  My mom cooked most of our meals, and helped me with […]

December Sabbatical

Dear Readers, Thank you for your patience with me for the last month!  As you have probably noticed, I have been missing in action since the beginning of December.  Although my last post was on December 7, I actually have not written anything since Thanksgiving break while I was in Maryland.  Our family returned to […]

Missing Checkbook, Missing Grace

Last Thursday night I was rushing around preparing for a visit from the notary, the final step in our 4-month long refinancing process.  Aside from our signatures on a large pile of documents, the only other thing he needed was a check.  I opened the drawer where I usually keep it, but there was no […]

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