Cotton candy clouds I spied while out on a date night

September kind of kicked me in the rear. Hurricane Dorian, a family trip to a lakehouse, the Lord doing a lot of work on me.  A lot of good things and a lot of hard things. A lot of things all at the same time. I’ve been contemplating my kingdom work a lot these days.  Been trying to get a better handle of this large family thing. Sharing my September links and loves with you today.

Lake Gaston

The mornings are starting to cool down, and we’ve had a few beautiful days. I love being outside, letting the noise of children dissipate into the neighborhood.  It’s soothing to be out in God’s creation, listening to the birds, watching the clouds drift by, feeling the gentle breeze.  I love the cooler weather, waiting for it to cool down for good!

Oriental green beans, longest one we measured so far was 2 feet long!

The garden is sad, and in the chaos it has been neglected. Been getting some green beans a couple random cucumbers and a few butternut squash. Have lettuce, snap pea and poppy seeds ordered, kale started and garlic and onion plans for next month. I think that’s about all I will attempt til spring.

On to the September links and loves:

Some links I loved this month:

Five Myths about Homemaking

God’s Sovereign Plans Behind Your Most Unproductive Days

How to Give God All the Control

Large Family Freezer Cooking

And I may have developed an obsession with Jamerrill Stewart’s Large Family Table YouTube channel. Kind of odd considering I can’t eat half the stuff she makes and feeds her kids a horrifying *to me* amount of sugar haha! But I’m an odd kind of a person. I love watching her methods on cooking for her large family of 10. My husband thinks she talks too much.

 Books I loved this month:

My brain has been on overload with life lately and I haven’t been reading as much as I usually do, but I still managed to find a few I loved.

Flossie and the Fox by Patricia McKissack: I really love this book so much. It makes me laugh, about a little sassy girl that outsmarts a fox. I loved it so much I had to buy my own copy on

Fix, Feast, Freeze: by Lindsay Ahrens and Kati Neville

Anxious for Nothing: by Max Lucado This one is a must read for sure. I plan to go back and reread this one.

I hope you had a wonderful September! Don’t forget to sign up for my email updates.