a mama’s prayers on the eve of high school

I usually just get this feeling right before New Year’s – that feeling like it’s time for some changes, a fresh start and lots of possibilities. There’s a lot of change in store this year at the Cozy Cottage. Anna will turn five in December – with that milestone comes preparing for kindergarten and sending… Continue reading a mama’s prayers on the eve of high school

o, be careful little…

It’s amazing how those songs I sang in Sunday School have stuck with me through the years. I’m sure they’re designed to do that. It never fails that I’ll be going about my business and all of the sudden a Psalty song will pop into my head and I’m humming along. They’re gems of wisdom,… Continue reading o, be careful little…

happy wife, happy husband

If there’s anything I’ve learned in these 16+ years of marriage, it’s that happiness is a choice. There’s no shortage of ugly examples of marriage – lying, cheating, painful reminders that we’re just people doing the best we can to stay married. And sometimes, in the rough times, the promise we made is all that… Continue reading happy wife, happy husband