I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


Baby Bunny


Henson & Ella with Bobos, originally uploaded by StephLewis. I was out in our yard today with Ella and Caleb. Ella was just sniffing around like usual while Caleb and I were on the swings. Then I heard this loud “Reeeee!” sound and saw three baby bunnies go bolting across the yard in different directions. Read More

Morning Run


Went for a 2.5 mile run with Henson this morning. I listened to David Crowder Band’s Illuminate on my iPod. I had to sprint for a good hundred yards to avoid some children who wanted to pet Henson. They were running after me, but I pretended to not hear them because my iPod was loud, Read More



Well, Henson managed to pull one of my bags off of the counter while we were gone yesterday. He rummaged through it until he found a gift I had received from someone and, after opening it, was delighted to see 8 oz. of See’s Milk Chocolates. When we came home, there was Henson, all fat Read More

Evil, Evil is His One & Only Name


Some call him Henson. It all started several years ago when Josh and I decided to confront Henson with his food-stealing and trash-digging sins. We sat both him and the cat down and shared with them their sinful condition and how they could dedicate their lives to the Lord and be fully forgiven and saved. Read More

Henson Has the Trots


Henson has the trots, Montezuma’s revenge, the runs, the crazy poopies, the squirts, the nasty-stankies, the ‘rhea. He had them several times yesterday, and woke Josh and I up at 3 a.m., 4:30 a.m., 6 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10 a.m. to run out and go. He has gone several times since then. Problem is, Read More

Fun Dog Toy Idea


Take a 2 liter bottle (or a smaller one if your dog is smaller, but this is a good size) and tear off the label. Remove and throw away the cap. Show a few dog treats to your dog, then throw them inside the container (while he’s watching). Give the container to dog and let Read More

Refreshing Times


Yesterday Josh & I hosted a small group of Jr. High students in our home. It was so refreshing to have faces and laughter and joy and exuberance and youth in our home. What an absolute joy. I’m leading the small group with another cool girl from our church (Annie). Josh’s job was to keep Read More