One Man, One Woman, One God

My Lowell and I have been married twenty-nine years. I wouldn’t trade my man for anyone in the world. It’s been a rough ride at times, but we have taken it together. I’m a blessed woman.

A few words of advice to young ladies who are married or engaged….
  • Promise each other that no matter how angry or frustrated you get with each other, you will NEVER say the D word. (d——) If the two of you never say it, or even think it, you’ll never do it.
  • If you have something to discuss that may cause tempers to flare, go out for dinner or for a Coke to discuss it. We all behave much better in public. ~smile~
  • Read your Bible together. Pray together. Face challenges together. Think we and us, not I and me. My Lowell and I still need to work on this sometimes.

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and all that He says. He is our salvation for eternity and our salvation in life’s hard times.

Marriage is a lifelong covenant between three people— one man, one woman, and the One True God.

May I suggest?


I had great fun going garage “saling” last Friday and Saturday.  It was our City Wide Garage Sale.  I found a wonderful dark red sign, lettered in white, that I really liked on Friday night.  It said, “Always Kiss Me Goodnight” .

Buying that sign, in the country primitive style I love, and buying a second one, black with white lettering, that said Welcome Friends really got me thinking about the things I have in my home. 

I’m ready to really start clearing out the things I don’t love or need, so that I can start filling our home (little by little) with things I love.  (I”m not planning on tossing hubby’s things.  He likes my style, too.)

So, I’m going to keep working on preparations for my own garage sale.  I think it will probably be two or three weeks yet; but, I’m getting really motivated!

God bless you all!

Laura of Harvest Lane

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Something to Think About…Doing it Right….

“What we forget is that following God makes us different- from unbelievers, but also from one another.  God has created each of us uniquely and for a specific purpose; and in that purpose we can dare to accomplish what he asks of us.”

-Judith Couchman Daring to Be Different

As a young mother, and as a homeschooler, I’ve often looked to other mothers to know how to DO IT right.  You know, the right way to diaper, the right way to feed a baby, the right way to dress a toddler, the right way to discipline, the right way to teach my children.

Oh my!  Did I say MY children?  Could it be that teaching their children might be a bit different than teaching MY children?  Of course!  That’s why God gave them to ME to love, nurture, protect, teach and mother.  It took me years to realize that.  I always thought anyone else could be a better mother to my children.  As time has gone by, God has shown me that it’s just not true.  God in his divine wisdom creates the children for the parents and the parents for the children.  Thank you God!

If you’re feeling unsure of yourself.  If you’re feeling like you’re not good enough.  To that I say, Pshaw!  The LORD knew what he was doing when he chose you!  No matter what the circumstances of your child’s birth, or the circumstances you now find yourself in, YOU are chosen to be your child’s momma.  Lean on God, search His WORD and learn of Him.  That’s one reason He sent His Holy Spirit, to be our teacher.  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your path.”

You CAN do this!  Yes, by all means, seek out older mothers, and your own mother for advice and support.

BUT- remember, your best advice and support come directly from the LORD and from the husband He has given you.  If you do not have a husband to love, guide, and protect you, the LORD himself is a husband to the husbandless.  Seek Him!  He’s waiting for you!

I encourage you to seek wisdom in Proverbs and in Psalms.  They are a great place to start.

May the LORD bless your mothering now and for all time.


Momma to Four Blessings

All Because Two People Fell in Love.

Look around you…what has happened because two people fell in love?

For me, it’s meant a life knowing that we will love each other no matter what…that we will be here for each other no matter what…that we won’t give up no matter what.

It’s also meant four terrific kids with remarkably individual personalities.  When they were small, I tended to mother them as a group because of their close ages.  Now, as they grow older, mothering has become more complex as they have become more complex.  They’re worth it.

My man’s worth it all.

What’s happened in your life all because two people fell in love?

May God grant you peace.


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Live Well. Love Much. Laugh Often.


Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often Art Print by Lauren Hallam 

Isn’t that a lovely sentiment?

Live well!

What does living well mean to you? 

I think living well means doing our best to live each day, recognizing it as a gift from God.  To me, it means that I do my best to enjoy life, regardless of what it sends my way.  It means that I do the best I can with what I’ve got where I am, to use Teddy Roosevelt’s words.  It means focusing on the good, lovely, pure, admirable, things of good report.  It means living my life in such a way that my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is honored.

Love much!

I want to love the Lord my God with all my heart mind soul and strength.  I want to love others as I love myself.  I want to love my family like there’s no tomorrow.  I want to be a good friend.  I want to be kind to those I do not know yet.

Laugh often!

When my youngest son was born, we were planning to name him Zachary Isaac.  It means “God remembers laughter”.  This meaning was significant because my mother died just before he was born.  Although we ultimately named him Michael, he definitely has the gift of laughter.  He indeed turned my mourning to rejoicing.  I want to laugh more and laugh often.  It’s hard to laugh when times are hard; but, a merry heart doeth good like medicine!


I encourage you to think about these things.  What do they mean to you?  Just something to think about….

May God bless us and help us to live well, according to His plan, love well, and laugh ofen. 


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