Where the learning happens

You know that stretching feeling? The place where you come to when you are opening a new door, ascending into new undiscovered territory?  Its a good place to be, but its not always easy, there are moments of clarity yes, however most of the time it feels as though you are the deer and the headlights are coming at you … Read More

The Start of Something New

You are likely reading this because you saw the post on the Drawn From Water blog about the recent changes we are implementing. First before anything, we want to thank you for checking out what we are doing next as a family!  We are excited about this new season and thankful that the transition period we have been going through … Read More

The Dance of Marriage

I have to warn you before I start, I know its a cheesy route to come to such a deep emotional place but this is how it happened, so I am going to share it that way and hope that it means as much to you as it does to me. Today Jessie and I watched So You Think You … Read More

Endless Entertainment

The big news around our house for the kids is that our cat had kittens last week…  The fun never ceases. Somedays the kids will spend hours just watching them squirm around. Today they started to open their eyes.  I can not even begin to explain the excitement.

Happy Mothers Day

To the best mother there ever was.  We love you Jessie and we are so thankful for your kindness and super mom skills.  We hope you have a great day today! From Nickoli, Luella, Ruth, Everly and Levi Also, will you consider giving a mothers day gift to a mother in need today?  There are 30 mothers who are dangerously … Read More

Saturday Morning Cartoons!

We have this ritual around our house, one that I am a firm believer makes for better kids.  Every Saturday morning we let the kids watch cartoons as soon as they wake up, we just let them go for it and enjoy a slow Saturday morning of just plain old TV watching.  And I don’t feel the least bit guilty … Read More

Expecting the worst….

Have you ever been reading along in the Bible and came along a verse that changes everything?  One that suddenly jumps out and lets you see that you have had all the dials set wrong, the controls are in need of an adjustment… 1 Peter 1 Since Jesus went through everything you’re going through and more, learn to think like … Read More

Looking Deeper

Deep colored curls pile high up on top of his head, his round eyes are big and dark brown. He is wearing a shirt that looks like one day it used to be white, instead now its covered in dirt and has holes all across it. He is small, seven or maybe eight years old. Too small. I think to … Read More

Moving

We spent the afternoon with Jerry and Christy at their recently opened day-care project and fell in love with the beautiful children they care for.  Before we went we spent some time on their website and looked through the families they have that need sponsoring and let our kids pick a little girl out who they want to sponsor.  And … Read More