Finally Alive

Imitation called for mortician’s paint. Decorating hollow eyes. Showing no restraint. Lying. Hiding. Pretending. Self-reliance buried an unresponsive heart. Embalming the disorder, tearing it apart. Excusing. Running. Striving. Darkness enveloped the disobedient mind. Wearing separation. To hostility confined. Spiritually lost….

Look For The Star

The Bible is one glorious story pointing to the person of Jesus. Yet it is easy to segregate the Christmas story from the rest of the Bible. We might read about the birth of Christ right before we open presents…

He came

One of the greatest gifts God gave us this year is little Alister. He has been such a joy to have in our family! I love having a newborn around Christmas time because it is such a reminder of how…

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

I love this time of year! The internet is abuzz with all things Christmas. It is truly a special time of year as we celebrate Christ’s birth. Spending time with family, exchanging gifts, preparing feasts, going to holiday parties, and…

Apple Cake Tea Room Baby Shower

Yesterday my mom and sister gave me and baby #4 an intimate little baby shower with family and a few friends at the Apple Cake Tea Room. I was overwhelmed by the generosity and the blessings they shared. I seriously…

Trades of Hope

I am really excited to share something with you! It is called Trades of Hope. Trades of Hope is a really neat opportunity to buy great jewelry and support women in poverty. Women around the world live in slums, work…

The Little Moments

As a mom, my day-to-day consists of so many little moments with my kids. I like how Sally Clarkson talks about these passing minutes in her book The Mission of Motherhood, “I’ve come to appreciate the importance of the many…

A Kiss of Defiance

What if you lived a in country where marriage was illegal? What if tolerance was law? What if immoral Prefects ruled over each community? What if your Prefect said… On this day the 13th of December, the Tolerance Law shall…

Father’s Day 2015

We celebrated so many special fathers today! I am thankful for my dad and for the Baker men who serve, lead, and love so well. We started the morning off by going to church and then afterwards we had lunch…

Life Lately According to my iPhone

I just realized it has been almost a month since I have updated this little blog. I had so much fun sharing ourfun news. That is one reason why it has been so quiet around here. Morning sickness has been…

A Little Surprise

Mark and I are really excited to announce baby baker #4 is on the way. Due October 25th.

Rid of My Disgrace: Small Group Discussion Guide

I wish there were no need for books like Rid of My Disgrace. I wish there was no such thing as sexual assault. But the ugly truth is that sexual assault does exist, and it is way too common. The…

Grief Undone | A Book Review

I’m always a little scared to pick up a book about grief, because I don’t want to feel sad by the time I finish it. I am happy that “Grief Undone” was a breathtakingly honest yet hopeful account of how…

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