Author Archives: waymel

About waymel

Navy wife. Homeschooling mom. Adoptive parent. Pianist. Introvert. One who loves quiet and beauty.

Crazy in Country: The Aftermath

Weekend retreat for the girls + sleepover for Ben = Crazy Monday Emma slept late and then spent the first hour of the school day staring into space. Ben had a hard day, too, which resulted in the loss of … Continue reading

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Sunday Song: All My Ways are Known to You

In days of peace and days of rest In times of loss and loneliness Though rich or poor, Your word is true That all my ways are known to You No trial has come beyond Your hand No step I … Continue reading

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Crazy in the Country

It’s a quiet weekend here. The girls have gone on a youth retreat. In preparing for “Crazy in the Country” we realized they both needed new coats; Emma grew many inches since last winter, and Abby hadn’t gotten a coat … Continue reading

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War and Peace: Some Books are Not to be Read Quickly

I’m slogging through the end of Here I Stand, the famous biography of Luther. It’s less about Luther as a person and more about his role in the political and religious changes in his lifetime, so it’s a little hard … Continue reading

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7QT: Running Down My Amish Fascination

In July, we drove up to Lancaster and spent the day in Amish country. It got my curiosity going, and as so often happens to me, it took a stack of books to run it down. (Coincidentally, there were seven!) … Continue reading

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Family in DC

Last week we were in D.C. for my uncle’s burial service. Family came from all over the country to be together. A few of us grabbed some photos before we separated. (I’m wearing my glasses all the time now, both … Continue reading

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Podcast Subscriptions

I thought I’d update my list of current podcast subscriptions. Some are the same as my previous post;┬áseveral have changed for various reasons. Note to amateur podcasters of the world: Quit, like, saying, like, the same word, like, so many … Continue reading

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