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Latest Blog Posts for Lydia J Will at Small Town Simplicity

  • Frailty
    on Dec 2, 2016 in 2016 Abide Advent Honesty
    She finally slipped off to sleep at 5:45, that feverish little one who would be comforted with nothing but me. I lie awake, listening to her labored breathing and feeling every moment of that sleepless night with every fiber of my being.There comes a...
  • Haphazard Summer Confessions
    on Aug 22, 2016 in 2016 Abide encouragement thismoment
    I paint toddler toes on the back steps, because that's the rule. No nail polish in the house, even though she runs right back through when she's finished and it certainly wouldn't be the first time I notice little flecks of nail polish on the hardwoo...
  • Dishwashers and Dryers and Space-making Grace
    on Aug 1, 2016 in 2016 Abide encouragement faith
    Right smack in the middle of the summer, between sticky humid days that never seem to cool off, the dishwasher quit working. I pushed the start button twice, then three times - as if it just needed to be jarred awake. Hey - you've got a job to do. Wa...
  • At the Still Center
    on Jul 18, 2016 in Abide Courage encouragement faith
    {It has been way too long. Summer is so wonderful, such a necessary time of stepping back and soaking in and I need it, this break. Sharing a post I wrote back in the Spring and never posted, because it's still true -- and sending you all love from h...
  • Accepting the Unknown
    on Jun 26, 2016 in Abide Honesty thismoment
    It's one of those hot, overcast summer days. The baby is down for a nap up in my bed. The big kids scattered here and there around the neighborhood and the littles went with my husband to pick up a pinata for a birthday celebration later on. I'm runn...
  • Building a Sensational Summer
    on Jun 14, 2016 in 2016 Abide kids living simply Mothering
                       Summer Camp. Hot days at the lake. Dripping ice cream cones. Bike rides. S'mores. When you live in the Midwest, you may have a slight issue with idolizing summer. And who really can...
  • Lonely Spaces
    on Jun 13, 2016 in 2016 Abide Honesty purpose this moment
    “Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.” (Augustine, Confessions (Book 1)My best friend of 21 years moved away last fall. Yesterday I was reminiscing on how I used to lay across her bed up in her...
  • Life Long Delight
    on Jun 3, 2016 in Abide Courage encouragement faith
    Proverbs 8:30...And I was daily His delight, Rejoicing always before Him, Rejoicing in the world, His earth...I'm teaching myself how to charcoal grill. In my typical style, learning by doing - and by making plenty of mistakes.As a kid, I was re...
  • Raising Kids in Self Mastery
    on May 31, 2016 in 2016 Abide Honesty learning Mothering
    What is the hardest part of parenting for you?For me, it is denying my children something I want them to have because of something I want for them even more. It's a grappling I have to do with myself because I just want all the goodness for them, rig...
  • Made For This
    on May 25, 2016 in 2016 Abide Honesty
    Today is is supposed to hit 88 degrees. Michigan spring has a way of doing that - going straight from worrying about frost killing everything to watermelon and sprinklers and beating the heat in any way we can. I think I'm ready for it. Today we will...
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