This Mimi is Tickled….

So many of you prayed for our Karl back in July 2011. Those new to our Place Called Simplicity,  our precious [now] son-in-love Karl  {who was dating our daughter at the time}  was in a horrific motorcycle accident on  July 17, 2011.   A traumatic brain injury left Karl in a coma for 15 days. I will…

Finally the Baby Boy Arrives

Finally, finally, finally. The day we’ve waited and waited for. Last night, after a six hour delay their plane arrived. Mimi and Jaja and all the kids got to meet Stone Wolfer our newest grandtreasure  for the very first time… Today has been filled with laughter and baby boy snuggles and sponge water bombs  a…

20 Years Ago Today…

Twenty years ago today started out to be an average Thursday in  August.  We were pastoring in Virginia, living on 21 acres of rolling countryside in a home we had just built.  Abi was 10, Tyler was 7, Autumn nearly 4 and Emma was just 5-1/2 weeks old. I remember as I showered that morning,…

From My Heart

Two years ago today we experienced one of the most profound touches  from our Heavenly Father that we have ever had. Our now son-in-love, Karl, was on his way to pick up our Autumn for church and an 87 year old man pulled in front of him. Karl was going 55-60 mph on that rural…

“Well-Rounded”??

I was thinking about the words  “well rounded”  lately. Over the years I’ve often heard people say, “We want our children to be ‘well-rounded’.”  But what in the world does that even really mean?  So glad you asked… The definition of  “well-rounded”:   someone who is skilled, capable or knowledgeable  in a lot of different things,…

Can’t Help Myself

Yes, yes, I know, it’s not the first of the month.  I just can’t help myself. But I just feel the need to share a story today. It’s a simple story, but so pertinent to every day life for every one of us. Because I’m convinced that many people today feel that they can only…

A Simple Provision – MBM

There have been so many beautiful things happening in our lives of late.  God’s faithfulness displayed again and again.  I actually just want to revel in the joy of our Thanksgiving week…wishing to relive it over and over…ugh.  Life rushes on, whether we want it to or not. Anyway, it’s been awhile since I have…