2014 was FULL of change for me.

Good changes.

A new job.

A new exercise routine.
(Who am I kidding- I didn't HAVE a regular routine before!)

A new way to homeschool.
(Seriously folks- this seems "new" EVERY. YEAR.)

A reNEWed love for Prayer and Art Journaling.

Lots of changes.

Which meant my little bloggy-blog took a back seat.

And, if I am being honest, will continue to not be
a top priority.

And that's ok.

That is the season of life I am in right now.

But I do not want to "abandon" 
The Fantastic Five COMPLETELY.

I have worked too hard.

I have written too much.

It is an extension of who I am.

I also have deeply enjoyed the connections
I have made with fellow bloggers.

I have friends across the nation now
because of this little blog spot.

That makes me smile.  :0)

And my little blog has become a 
Homeschool Yearbook for my family.

I have documented so many activities-
the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The kiddos and I enjoy scrolling back through
previous posts,
looking at the pictures,
giggling about how much we have all changed.


So where does this leave me at?

I am honestly not totally certain.

I know I will continue to occasionally post about
but most of those will just be posted
to my Flicker account.

I want to also include posts about what we
are up to in the way of homeschooling.

But mostly I think this blog will be dedicated
to the THEME of our year.

This year I have felt led to focus on...



My Family.

My Neighbor.

My Church.

My World.

I have so many ideas swirling and twirling
in my brain about accomplishing 
these such tasks,
but it all needs to start with
a scripture and a prayer...


II Corinthians 6:3-10 says:

"We put no stumbling block in anyone's path,
so that our ministry will not be discredited.

Rather, as servants of God we command ourselves in every way:

in great endurance;

in troubles, hardships and distresses;

in beatings, imprisonments and riots;

in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;

in purity, understanding, patience and KINDNESS;

in the Holy Spirit and sincere love;

in truthful speech and in the power of God;

with weapons of righteousness in the right and left hand;

through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report;

genuine, yet regarded as imposters;

known, yet regarded as unknown;

dying, and yet we live on;

beaten, and yet not killed;

sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;

poor, yet making many rich;

having nothing, and yet possessing everything."


                           Dear Father,

You are the source of Kindness.
Through your Son, you demonstrated what true kindness is.
During this year, please guide me.
Shed light on the areas of my life in which I am not kind.

I desire to be like Paul.
Through all his trials and hardships, he strove to be like YOU.
To show your KINDESS to everyone-
even those who hurt him.

Thank you for showing us the path to better Christian living.
Without your Word, I would be lost.



  1. I have enjoyed your blog - your punny comments - and most of all, your friendship. Glad to see you continuing, even if it's only once and a while :)

  2. I love your new planned focus. It sounds wonderful.