Make a Joyful Noise {Lois Ormsby}

The American holiday season sometimes feels like it zooms right by us, and before we know it we are caught up in whatever it is that we get caught up in. In studying Psalm 100, the LORD gave me this thought-provoking question: “What kind of noise is your life making?” “Make a joyful noise unto […]

Flying with Little People – Part 3 {India Werner}

              Here is a more organized list of things that I bring along when we fly.  This doesn’t include my personal belongings but focuses more on what helps me with the kids.  If anyone is interested in what I put in my own carryon, leave me a comment and I’ll think about a blog series […]

Flying with Little People – Part Two {India Werner}

              The phrase “less is more” might be overused, but it is really applicable in regard to travel!  I used to be the mom who packed every possible baby/kid item in my carry-ons.  I wanted to be prepared for anything.  While my forethought may have been commendable, it left me with a lot of useless […]

Flying with Little People, Part One {India Werner}

              This past year I have had many people ask me what air travel is like with our kids.  Some people give me the look that says “you’re crazy” while telling me how brave I am.  Truth be known, I feel more on the crazy side than brave most of the time!  However, the questions […]

To the Mom Struggling with Chronic Illness {India Werner}

To the mom struggling with chronic illness:               You wake up every day hoping it is a good day.  You see the tasks to be done and your inward and mental energy soars with ambition.  Sometimes you breeze through your to-do list and end the day with sweet satisfaction.  The list is checked off and […]

Tips for Church Pianists Part 2 {Lois Ormsby}

Accompanying is something I’m passionate about. Solo performance is not my strong suit; it is important and something I constantly seek to improve in, but it is not my passion. Going on 18 years of being a church pianist in various forms, I’ve come to realize how essential being a good accompanist is. I am […]

How Does She Do It? {Lois Ormsby}

Accomplishing much well is largely about perspective.

Baby Sophie Update {India Werner}

              Today we found out that we are having a baby next week!  Baby Sophie will be born on December 4th via C-section.  The doctors have reviewed all the risks to my health and decided that it would be best to deliver early (at 34 weeks).  It will be different than a usual section.  The […]

Prayer and Praise – A Baby Update {India Werner}

  Psalm 34:1-4 says “ I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and […]

The Myth of “Just Let Me Know” {Lois Ormsby}

“Just let me know!” …we’ve all said it.  I have, too.  Yet, did you know there is a big but simple myth about it that too many of us believe?  A few years ago I came across a blogpost that talked about this very thing.  I wish I remembered who wrote it so I could […]