My name is Barbara. I am a Christian “middle-aged” stay-at-home mom. By Christian I mean someone who is born again by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Savior from sin. I thank God for His patience and grace as He leads me along day by day.
I have been married to my wonderful husband, Jim, for 40 years. When I first started this blog in 2006, we had three young boys at home. Now they are grown and almost all of them are out of the nest. I originally said they kept us “on our toes….and on our knees.” In some ways, they still do. We’ve added a sweet daughter-in-law and adorable grandson to the mix.
When I first started blogging, blogs had a neighborly feel to them. In more recent years, bloggers have been encouraged to find and stay in their niche. I still like the neighborly approach, but my overall desire is to encourage women in their walk with God. I like to think of myself as a friend maybe a little way ahead on the path, encouraging others with what God has taught me along the way. Some of my reasons for blogging are here. One of my main passions is getting women into the Word of God for themselves. I’m currently writing a book on that topic. I also love to share the books I am reading and a weekly counting of large and small blessings called Friday’s Fave Fives. I also enjoy writing, decorating, some crafts (mainly making cards) when there is time. I have enough projects I’d like to do and things I’d like to learn to keep me busy for the next 50 years or so.
While this blog is a home to my “stray thoughts,” I hope it will be a blessing to those who stop by. Thank you for visiting, and I hope you’ll come back often.