Health Struggles

Where have I been?

Chronic illness

Hello everyone, I want to begin by offering an apology. It has been several months of quiet here. My health has been quite poor over the past several months. It has been filled with several doctor’s appointments and new medications. When you are living with chronic illness things can change quickly and sneak up on us unexpectedly. It seems that…

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Book Review

Learning a new skill: Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Over the past few months I have been very quiet here at the Laundry Pile. My health has been a big problem for me over the past several months. During this time I have had the privilege to learn more about a skill that I have wanted to know more about. While being sick there are few things I can…

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Book Review

Freeing our Soul by Pressing Pause

Feeding our Soul

A few years ago, 9 to be exact, I got married. I didn’t expect to have children at the time because of some things my doctors had told me about my health. It turns out that the Lord had other plans for our family. I came home pregnant from the honeymoon. Over the next 5.5 years I was pregnant for…

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Book Review

Are you looking for a Book for Girls?

One of my favorite parts of our home school day is the read aloud time. My kids have enjoyed several books over the past few years, some more than others. This year we have read through a few abridged, young readers versions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Little Women. I have four girls and one boy, and it…

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Book Review

A new Take on Lent

Are you currently fasting for Lent? I am not, yet the idea is one that has been sitting in the back of my mind for a few years now. I grew up in a protestant, evangelical church that did not practice the Lenten fast. I had a few friends who were catholic growing up and I was aware of Ash…

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Bible Study

When Jesus doesn’t Act like we want

When Jesus doesn't act like we want it can be hard to handle.

I don’t know about where you live, but here in South Carolina, Spring has begun to show itself. The weather has gotten warmer, the birds are singing and the trees have started to bud. One of the first things that buds around here are the red bud trees. When they begin to bloom, it feels as if, God took an…

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Book Review

Finding healing in a place of heartbreak.

Healing from devestation.

It is a heartbreaking truth, but many people have been impacted by the effects of sexual trauma, abuse, and health conditions. It seems like it is impossible to watch the evening news without hearing about another case of sex trafficking or of some other horrific even that a poor young woman has suffered. Sexual trauma whatever the cause leads to…

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Book Review

When we just need hope as mothers.

Eight years ago my life changed in the most unexpected way. I grew up with dreams, such as becoming a missionary, becoming a writer, maybe being a musician and I hoped I might be a librarian one day. I lived as a single woman for several years. During that time I learned to be thankful for that life even with…

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Bible Study

What if the Bible study is just too hard?

We have finally completed our study in the book of Job! This is certainly something to celebrate. I have struggled getting through this book. It has been discouraging for me as we sloughed through this depressing book during the gray months of the year. I have been thinking about how to conclude our study in Job. I could easily talk…

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Bible Study

Who do you believe?

It seems like everywhere you look there is someone else who is teaching a new idea. Every day there is a new book, a magazine article, and even a celebrity on TV who is teaching a new idea or spiritual belief. There seem to be many television preachers who are sharing a form of the gospel that at times appears…

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Bible Study

What are you looking at?

During difficult times what do you find yourself looking at or thinking about? Is your vision filled with the pain and struggle of your circumstances? Or do you make an intentional effort to put your eyes on Jesus? This past week we have been reading through Job chapters 27-31. In these chapters Job is expressing his struggle. He describes his…

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