mama's journal entries are slices of life at The Welcome Home
many links to pages of Good Things on the old site.
Articles & links regarding the importance of modest dress.
A resource page of sites and cottage industries offering modest clothing for Christian women.
You are loved and lovely and being a homemaker and keeper at home is precious work. Never be persuaded otherwise or allow the enemy to come in and flood your thoughts out of your home and chip away your resolve to improve and be strengthened in your role as the wife: helper to your husband, the keeper of the home, the mother of children and the light and joy of the family. You're worth it. Be an excellent homemaker. Your family is worth it! Do good things daily!
This is an old page from the original ACH site. I'm happy to share old favourites and helpful ideas with you.
Kathryn's letters & photographs from her work in Africa
Timothy's missionary work in Ghana, West Africa
From a young age, Timothy knew the LORD had called him to be a missionary. The Lord has been only faithful and Timothy's been faithful to his calling. I would like to recount for you a miracle the Lord performed and I would like to share with you the joy we have in walking with our faithful Lord.

“All I know of tomorrow is that Providence will rise before the sun.”

Love to Mamas of Prodigals

The very mention of the word, prodigal, brings to mind a flood of memories. I’ve written about, spoken at retreats and women’s studies, and have shared my own experiences as a mamas of prodigals.

I had a section on the old site – a page dedicated to prodigals and waywards. So often, through the years, I’ve had women share their stories, share advice, share their struggles and disappointments and feelings of utter failure and hopelessness. Usually all I can say is that I understand. They probably think I don’t. But

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slow progress is better than no progress.

So, thank you for stopping by today. I cannot get to the transferring of an avalanche of material/messages/links/corrections from the the old ACH site… so, thank you for bearing with me. I have made additions to the Mama’s Journal @ thewelcomehome.net site. May the Lord bless you and your home… and remember: slow progress is better than no progress. So whatever you’re facing, whatever you do today, choose to progress… 🙂 Little by little… changes can be extremely valuable.

Remember Therefore…

These are perilous times in our nation — in our world. Seriously, these are unprecedented days! As we observe the times, the great falling away, the great delusion under which our society continues: the lawlessness, the seeming hopelessness, degradation, evil, anger, immorality; let’s not become weary in well doing — let’s not be led astray, held captive or defeated by the words and actions of the deceivers or the great deceiver himself.

I say all this because potential effects of the warp speed at which society

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2016 Another New Year

Could This Be *The* Year For You?

“If ye love Me, keep My commandments.” —John 14.15

O, sisters in the LORD—could this be *the* year for you?

This is when the real change will occur… when we finally seek to know and to live the truths of God’s Word…when we lay our lives at His feet, when we give Him everything we’ve held on to: hands down… when we accept and apply the teaching of the Lord Jesus—demonstrating our love for Him

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Seasons End In Various Stages Of Bloom

I’ve been mulling over the thought of seasons ending in various stages of bloom. It was below freezing through the night and this morning and as I look out the windows of my warm home, I see all around, summer is falling to the ground. The trees are losing their leaves, many fewer on the trees today than yesterday… more all over the lawn and field. The roses, hydrangeas and other flowering plants are losing their beauty, ending in various stages of bloom.

The wood burns hot in my woodstove…

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Faith Made Surer In Trials

It’s not in the bright, carefree summer days that faith’s made sure, it’s in the rain, the cloudy days, and cold, sleepless nights, it’s in waiting rooms, empty mailboxes, sorrowful news that faith’s made surer. Faith is made surer in times of great alone-ness, struggle, steep climbs — uncharted territory. Faith made surer isn’t cheap, fleeting, emotional, cushy, easy.

More and more that it’s surer faith I desperately want — it’s surer faith I need day by day. And as I read the Word and as I read years of

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Writing Raw

Tonight I’m doing something I never do: writing raw. On purpose.

On purpose, generally, I never write raw. I write. I let it set. I come back and rewrite. If it seems pretty set, I “publish.” Tonight I’m writing raw.

Eighteen months ago a journey began here at our house. Totally uncharted territory. Big time. I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know what to feel, I didn’t know what to think, I didn’t know what to say.

But time went on… and as time went on, I began

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