Lie #12 – Lies Women Believe Bible Study

I want it all! {Mom of Many}

Due to A NEW BABY in the Frania family, Bible study was cut short last night. Good problem to have, ay? So I'm sharing my thoughts on Lie #12 from our Bible study "Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free" by Nancy DeMoss: LIE: I should not have to live with unfulfilled longings I have so many unfulfilled longings that if I pursued all of them I'd be a wreck. Is it the same with you? Am I alone on this? Women make plans. Women … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Keep Electronics From Frying Your Kids’ Brains

Kids & Technology {Mom of Many}

Should we let our children jump into the tech world? Is it safe to let them online? Will their brains get fried? Will they turn into electronics zombies? Will they be socially retarded? Will people think you are a lazy parent? It's a fairly new debate. Should your kids play games, search the net, talk to Siri on your iPad, iPhone or laptop? How much is too much tech? If we do, how much supervision do they need? How much, how long and how … [Read more...]

Are your standards dictated by your church?


  This has been an age old controversy. Or maybe we can call it a debate. All I know is I have put a ton of thought into this and finally feel like I have a handle on it.   I'm 56 years old and finally can say I am enjoying true freedom in Christ. Oh, I always had it, just wasn't free to enjoy it. It took me many years to get to the place where I understand that statement and to be confident in applying … [Read more...]

How Much is Too Much Loss?

How Much is Too Much Loss? {Mom of Many}

Our family and friends have experienced so much loss, pain and suffering lately.   Everywhere I look I see loss. My father-in-law passed away a year ago. My mom 6 months ago. A friend lost her youngest son in a car accident yesterday. Another friend is caring for her youngest son who was in a head-on collision two days ago. Thankfully he is still with us - they came so close to losing him. … [Read more...]

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Ladies, YOU need to hear this… Listen up!

Melody2 by Jesse Therrien from freeimages

Hey ladies, my valuable, worthy ladies who love God and put yourself out there every day for others. Yes, I mean you. I have something to tell you, something you NEED to hear. I’ve gotten so many letters, texts, Facebook messages, phone calls, and frustrated, “I need to talk to you,” face to face encounters that I have to address this. Urgh. There is something you may not know and I’m going to tell you right now. So listen up. You are valuable. … [Read more...]

The Healing Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter

The Healing Quilt

The Healing Quilt by Wanda Brunstetter is about a retired Amish couple that moved to Florida for the winter. The husband, Lamar enjoys the change of scenery and has found the slower pace to be invigorating but the wife, Emma, soon finds she is bored and pining for her family and friends back home. To remedy her unsettled feeling, they advertise a 6-week beginner quilt class, hoping to use the class to encourage others and give Emma something to … [Read more...]

Seasons of Tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall


Seasons of Tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall is the fourth book of the Amish Vines and Orchards series. This is the second book of the series that I've read and I have fairly enjoyed both of them. This book continued the story of Amish folks who worked alongside non-Amish "Englishers" and the relationships that ensued. Leah and Landon broke through traditional Amish dictates, causing upheaval in the Amish community. It was the typical story of, "Oh … [Read more...]

Love My DIY Home is Finally Here!

Love My DIY Home

My newest venture is finally ready to be announced. I've worked on it for a year now and would love it if you would join me at (wish I could do a drum roll) A site for the wanna-be DIY'er, almost DIY'er, thinking about bein' a DIY'er and already doin' DIY'ers This is my passion and I hope it will be yours too. That's me - the one super excited about the possibilities of sharing oodles of great projects with you! If you decide to join our DIY … [Read more...]