I’m a homeschooling, homemaking mother of ten kids (plus two sons-in-law, three sweet granddaughters and a charming grandson). Some of those kids joined our family by birth and some by adoption. I’m married to the love of my life and we live on an acreage with a variety of animals.

I have a personal, saving relationship with Jesus and He has given me a delight in making stuff, especially embroidered stuff. Especially embroidered stuff that includes His Word. I’ve come to realize recently that this particular delight deserves a priority in my daily life and that’s what this blog is all about.

When I’m not homeschooling, homemaking, creating stuff or blogging, I like to read, Jazzercise, participate in Mothers of Pre-schoolers and visit my Facebook friends.

Okay, that was pretty boring and I’m not sure I would read my blog if I read this About section. So, I’ve decided to add (and keep adding to, as inspiration strikes) this little addendum.

We Have Something in Common If:

– your most effective lullaby is “The Spirit of Aggieland;”
– you shed a tear or two when you saw THE Wardrobe in the Wade Center;
– you are aware of the glycemic index of almost every food;
– you’ve read the Bible straight through in 90 daysaloud;
– you started Jazzercising when Judi Sheppard Missett still wore leg warmers;
– you were, for better or worse, influenced by Gentle Spirit magazine in the early ’90s;
– you continuously re-read The Blue Castle;
– you’ve had a viola (as in, instrument, not flower) named Celeste;
– you learned to crochet a granny square while watching “Concentration” with your grama during summer vacation;
– you like to arrange your furniture ONCE and never move it again;
– you’ve wired a house…or two;
– you went to professional school to be a veterinarian and grad school to be a teacher, but after 15 years of higher ed realized that you were meant to stay home and tend your own animals and teach your own children.


9 Responses so far »

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    sally boatwright said,

    I love everything you do, Lisa! Keep it up…the photos are beautiful..the ideas are inspiring, the blog is fun. I love it!

    • 2

      thetruevine said,

      Oh, thanks, Sally! We could have a mutual admiration society!! 🙂 Say, have you ever checked out Silver Bella? I’d say it’s right up your alley! I can’t wait to attend this year!

  2. 3

    Karla Steele said,

    Lisa, I left a comment but it must have not gone through. You won my giveaway! I need your address or would love to have you stop by for a visit if you are in Kearney!

  3. 4

    Wonderful set of images of your day. Looks like a lovely full day!!

  4. 5

    ladyjustine said,

    I thought that was a really sensible response on Pintangle about Pinterest. I found your blog through pintangle, but since I think it’s a bit sad not to share and enjoy sharing, I hope you don’t mind me pinning your work. It’s very inspiring and I hope to revisit your projects!

    Thanks so much for not hiding YOUR light under a bushel!

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    Megan said,

    Just found your blog courtesy of Family Fun. I don’t know ANYONE who has read the Blue Castle as often as I have…yay! Valency forever. 😉

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