E-Sword & Colossians Study Questions


    Our ladies Sunday School class has reached the end of Colossians.  Well . . . let's just say the men's class reached the end.  We had to stop in chapter three since we were having such a good time discussing submission.  I have some really great ladies in my class and they teach … [Continue reading]

Chicken and Brown Rice


  After trying Trim Healthy Mama several times, we began to research more the way we should be eating.  Someday I will tell you these baby steps we've slowly implemented into our diet, but for now the simple version is that we are trying to eat less processed foods.  This means eating food … [Continue reading]

“Just for Mommy” Giveaway Winner!


  Houston, we have a winner!       I want to take this moment to  thank each and every one of you that took the … [Continue reading]

Hanging Veil Tutorial and Pattern


  I've noticed that we have had several folks looking at our "store" here at the Shoe.  I meant to get this post up soon after I put the store … [Continue reading]

The Weeks Gone By ~ 12/12


  The Gospel According to Megan   The "cleanliness is next to godliness" part of a mother in me wanted to take down the papers on my … [Continue reading]

My 6 Prerequisites to Writing “Weightier” Posts


  When I sit here with my fingers on the keyboard, it is hard for me to see what it looks like from the other side of this blog - your side. … [Continue reading]

The Final Word on Beth Moore


  We are grateful for the examples shared of women in the New Testament who held positions of responsibility.  However, we find no specific … [Continue reading]

Christmas To Me . . .


  Christmas to me . . .   is laughter ringing through the halls decorated with manger scenes, greenery, and happy … [Continue reading]

Two Reasons Why We Do Not Recommend Beth Moore


  It probably looks like we enjoy putting out posts like these, but we truly do not.  Instead, Lowell and I both have a deep burden for the … [Continue reading]

The Uncensored Shoe


  Do you know what this blog is?  It is simply a snapshot of our lives.  We are living out the whole roll of film, but you only get one … [Continue reading]

Willow for Pain Reliever {Grandma’s Column}


  Nature's Painkiller The Lord shall open unto thee His good treasure. Deuteronomy 28:12   Kendra is right, I enjoy studying nature. … [Continue reading]

“Just For Mommy” Christmas Giveaway


  It is Christmas time!   Seriously, I know it's only December 2, but do you realize how early I would like to start celebrating … [Continue reading]

Defining Terms at the Shoe


  When writing of contemplative practices, terms can get to be confusing quickly.  Contemplative in the Spiritual Formation and Emergent … [Continue reading]

The Weeks Gone By ~ 11/28


  It snowed!!!!   The first snow is simply the best.     These pictures were taken before school, so we had some … [Continue reading]

Good and Healthy Cooking Review & Giveaway


  Have I mentioned before how we're taking "baby steps" towards healthier eating?  If you are of Plain circles, you will know how much we can … [Continue reading]

The Death of a Sinner


  It is hard for a Christian to deal with the death of a sinner.  We constantly wonder if maybe we could have done something more than what we … [Continue reading]

Turning the Tide of Little Boy Kisses


  There was a day not too long ago that I went into mourning. It was the day I realized my boys no longer wanted to give me hugs or kiss me … [Continue reading]

Keys To Raising Children {Grandma’s Column}


  Kendra has asked me to make a few comments periodically for her “Grandma’s Column”---on Childrearing and\or Housekeeping. They will be brief … [Continue reading]

Mentor Need at Springs of Hope Ranch


  Wonderful opportunity to mentor young boys! The position of mentor is with Springs of Hope Ranch in Northern … [Continue reading]

Running On Your Avenue


  Ever feel like you are doing nothing for the kingdom of God? You look around you and it seems like everyone else has a special gift or … [Continue reading]

The Weeks Gone By ~ 11/14


  It has snowed on our beautiful mountains!   I love that first snow.     The boots, gloves, hats, and snowpants … [Continue reading]

Welcome the Grandmas


  An exciting change is headed our way! I'd like you to welcome the Grandmas.   They are going to be helping me out on this little … [Continue reading]