Camp and Jam!

I know. I’m behind. I still owe y’all the conclusion on 1 John, and Daniel and I also have started on Hebrews for our Tuesday morning studies. I missed a couple of Song Share Saturdays. And I still haven’t posted our vacation photos (sorry, mom). BUT We played for the first time on stage as… Continue reading Camp and Jam!

New Paths

If you are my personal Facebook friend, this is a cross post from yesterday. Every day has become a “double duty” day. (Even though it is more like quadruple once you add in homeschooling/co-op and regular housekeeping, not to mention any blog posts or the like). But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. When we… Continue reading New Paths


How did you spend, or at least picture spending, your 20th anniversary? This is how mine is going at 9:30 pm. We managed to spend part of the morning together, because I didn’t have to be at my office meeting until 10, and he played hooky for the first part of the morning. We spent… Continue reading Twentiversary


So back in 2020, my word of the year was “Focus”, with Proverbs 4:25-27 to go along with it. It reads, ” Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following… Continue reading Focus

Barn Night

First official barn night of summer 2023 is in the books! I love barn nights. Food, fun, and fellowship. Mischief, music, and memories. ATVs, acapella singing, and animals. Kids, campfires, ….ok, ok, I’ll stop with the alliteration now. (I love it almost as much as barn night – maybe.) Last night we had blackberry picking… Continue reading Barn Night

Second Sweet Sixteen

We are now 2-for-2 with teenage drivers. Today was Troy’s 16th birthday. We have been at the campground the past couple of weeks, so he got his traditional 16 year old present at the camper this morning – his own cell phone, since he will now be mobile alone. Jeremy took him to take his… Continue reading Second Sweet Sixteen

Brain Fry

Y’all….this is me today. I don’t know if it’s the crazy week I had last week, that has continued into this one. Or lack of sleep. Or just life in general. I’m just fried y’all. The puzzle pieces ain’t fitting together. There’s too much going on up there, and I just want to run. I… Continue reading Brain Fry

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Sometimes we have to be “selfish” in order to be “selfless”. Let me explain, with a couple of examples. Last night, Jeremy and I were praying together. After, he said he felt like it was a selfish prayer because he didn’t stray away from praying for our family. But I think that’s okay sometimes. Our… Continue reading Selfish?

A Day of Rest and Renewal

I don’t know if you’ve picked up on this, but we’re busy people over here at the Johnson house. There is always somewhere to be or something that has to be done. Last week was a particularly long and busy week. Not a bad week, just long and busy. So with nothing on our calendar… Continue reading A Day of Rest and Renewal

Can I Be Real A Second

Can I just say…it’s been a week. Not necessarily all bad, just long. Tyler got his braces off on Monday, so for the meantime, the Johnson house is braces free. Except I took Audrey for a consultation on Tuesday. She still has a few months, but it won’t be much longer before we have #3… Continue reading Can I Be Real A Second

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Boy Brag

This is gonna be a short one. I just wanted to take a minute to brag on these two fine fellas. If you read my last post, you will know that several of our youth were in an awful accident Wednesday evening. We gave Tyler and Troy the option to go to the hospital with… Continue reading Boy Brag

My Joyful Grace

This sweet angel turned 8 today. It’s hard to believe my baby isn’t a baby anymore. I only have “big kids” now. It doesn’t seem that long ago she looked like these pictures. I love that happy face! This child has so much joy in her heart, and it just spills out of her. She… Continue reading My Joyful Grace

Prayer Share

Do you ever write down your prayers? I do. Often. My brain likes to go in 15 directions at once, and I find if I write my prayers, it helps keep me focused and not headed down rabbit trails. Other wise my prayers go something like, “Thank you God for my children. I love them… Continue reading Prayer Share

Weary and Looking for Rest

This is a repost from my Facebook page a year ago. But it is still completely relevant (both in how I feel and what I need to remember!) Some days, you just feel weary. Maybe there is a lot going on in your life. Maybe there is just something in particular you’ve been struggling with.… Continue reading Weary and Looking for Rest

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God, I’m Tired

God, I’m tired. I know one thing You didn’t say Was life will be easy every day. In our life there will be problems But You’ll be there to help us solve them. I know that I can trust in You To be in everything I do. But, God, I’m tired. Earthly cares have made… Continue reading God, I’m Tired

Skipped my Lou

So I posted on Facebook about my oldest daughter’s birthday, but I dropped the ball on making a post here. I could come up with a lot of excuses. But I won’t. I will just tell you a couple of weeks late how wonderful she is. This sweet baby was born on September 2, 12… Continue reading Skipped my Lou


Remember when I talked about the butterfly in my logo? It’s a dual representation of metamorphosis and the butterfly effect. Making changes to better yourself, and at the same time hopefully have a positive effect on what is going on around you. It’s time for another shift. You know how you’re bebopping along in life… Continue reading Fluttering

Remind Me, Lord

God, I sit empty and alone I fall to pieces at the foot of Your throne Begging You to make me whole To put the fire back in my soul I’m torn and trembling, weak and spent I don’t know where my courage went It feels like everything I do Falls apart to pieces, too… Continue reading Remind Me, Lord

19 and Counting

So, it’s official. Today, I have been married to my sweet husband as many years as I hadn’t been. Today is our 19th wedding anniversary. He’s not one for big sappy posts or whatever, but I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how much I love this man. I am pretty sure… Continue reading 19 and Counting

Fearless and Joyful

So I did a thing yesterday… Then I got to thinking, I didn’t think I had ever explained why “Fearless and Joyful.” So here you go! “Fearless” comes from 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” I’ve always been afraid… Continue reading Fearless and Joyful


This is an older post from my Facebook page that showed up in my memories today, but I wanted to share it again. There have been times when I’ve tried to take a nature picture, and been annoyed because I couldn’t get “only nature” in the shot. A shot with no fences, no power lines,… Continue reading Yahweh-Yireh

Growing Pains

I love this kid. 15 years ago today, I got to see Troy’s sweet face for the first time. At 4 weeks early, he looked so small, and he made Tyler, who was still just a baby at 15 months, look so big. He didn’t stay small long enough. Yesterday, I dropped him off at… Continue reading Growing Pains

I’m Still Here!

Have you missed me? I’ve missed writing. There’s been a lot going on lately. Finishing up homeschool. So much work – both real estate and construction. There’s always something going on with the youth or church. And I love it all! I’ve also been spending a little more time reading some books I had recommended… Continue reading I’m Still Here!

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I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately. I’ve been so busy I haven’t been making the time until the last couple of weeks, when I’ve been making myself find time. I have really missed it. One of the ones I’m working on right now (yes, I’m a multi-book reader) have several quotes that have… Continue reading Superwhatever


If you know me, you know I love: 1) sitting around a campfire; 2) staying up late; 3) good conversation. Which is why I love our barn so much. We have people over fairly regularly, most weeks on Sunday evenings for fun, food, and fellowship, but there is rarely a week that goes by that… Continue reading Bondfire

I Am Like Water

A short poem I am like water Adapting to my environment Fitting the shape Changing with the atmosphere Offering nourishment and refreshment to others I can be powerful, sweeping others along I can be gentle and soothing I can help you support your weight But if you aren’t ready for me You can also be… Continue reading I Am Like Water

Wonder Woman

A couple of days ago, I made a Facebook post. It was just 4 pictures, summing up my day. I had comments, and I have had them before, like, “You are a superwoman!” Let me tell you. I feel more like Wonder Woman. As in, I wonder how everything is going to get done. I… Continue reading Wonder Woman

Fresh Air and Friendship

I’m a firm believer that humans need fresh air and sunshine to thrive. So I was ecstatic this past weekend when our temperatures were in the upper 70s and the sun was smiling down at us! After many days of cold and rain, this girl was ready to spend some time outdoors! We had company… Continue reading Fresh Air and Friendship

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A Little Story

I want to tell you a little story. Once there was a skinny girl in college. She was going to school to be a paralegal. She loved the thought of working in a law office. Legal research and writing was her absolute favorite class. Reading about cases and writing contracts and memoranda? Love, Loved it!… Continue reading A Little Story

A Day of Rest

On the phone with a friend a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about not having as productive a day as we had planned. So I called him a slacker. He came back with, “Yeah, we don’t get a Sabbath.” And that got my brain to going. We think we have to constantly be… Continue reading A Day of Rest

Sweet Sixteen

It has been a wacky day, but I couldn’t let it go by without talking about this dude right here. Today is Tyler’s sixteenth birthday. I’m not really sure how that happened, because yesterday he looked like this: But now he’s bigger than his moma. But still not too big for daddy to pick up.… Continue reading Sweet Sixteen

Ruff Day

Right after Jeremy and I got married, we had our first baby. His name was Rex, and he was a black lab. I absolutely loved that dog. We had him until I was pregnant with Troy. He got attacked by another dog in the neighborhood and had to be put down. I was torn to… Continue reading Ruff Day

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My Valentine

Let me tell you about my valentine. This man has my heart. If I could have put together the perfect man for myself, what I imagined could never have come close to what I have in him. God knew that we needed each other, and I am so glad He made our paths cross 20… Continue reading My Valentine

Flaws and All

Are you happy and carefree 100% of the time? Of course you are. We completely ignore and don’t worry about, or even better are oblivious to, the negative things in life. We have the Spirit of God within us, so we are just bubbling joy everywhere, right? (If you have figured this out, please send… Continue reading Flaws and All

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I’m Priceless

At our ladies’ retreat, I included an acrostic in the material, showing ways we are priceless. Then we encouraged everyone to come up with acrostics describing themselves. I wanted to share both the one I gave them, and the one I came up with for myself. What words would you use to describe yourself? Corri… Continue reading I’m Priceless


I just might be crazy. My life is a hectic mess. Between homeschool, my real estate, my husband’s construction business, church, family, friends…..there is rarely a spare minute in my day. But you know, I have really missed writing. The feeling that comes with turning out a finished project, even if it’s only for me.… Continue reading Welcome!

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