Howdy! Welcome to In the Nursery of the Nation. My name is Bambi (yes, it is my real name :)) I am the mom to all those children you see above, plus two more. That makes us a family of twelve. Six daughters, four sons, ages 20 to infant.
Oh look, there they are.
I have been married to my husband Kevin for over 21 years. The patience of this man knows no limits. We were high school sweethearts back in the day when big hair and Boyz to Men songs reigned supreme. Kevin has been pastoring churches for thirteen of our years together as husband and wife. We are humbled to serve the Lord in such a capacity. (Our family is
reformed in doctrine and Baptist in practice. We hold to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.)
I am a very part-time writer. I quit blogging a couple years ago, but I love to share my heart with Christian women about Biblical Womanhood, as time allows. I also have a small home business. Most importantly, I am a redeemed sinner, by the grace of God, through the blood of Jesus. I didn't find the Lord, he found me. I didn't choose him, he chose me. I didn't love him, he loved me first. His mercy astounds me.
What else? I love good books, especially ones by dead people. I am also a fan of good coffee, date night, old hymns, thrift stores, the occasional lunch with a girlfriend and Twix candy bars. I delight in the many children God has sent to Kevin and I to train up in His fear and admonition. My desire is to love my husband, children and home well, doing good works from the inside out.
Our home is often loud, rowdy and joyfully chaotic. Between ministry in our church and community, homeschooling, a couple of home businesses, a few dairy goats and lots of little people, how could it be anything else? We praise the Lord for his steadfast love and faithfulness to us. We are trophies of his grace. We would be nothing but for his love.
What a Boy Needs From His Mother
You Have to Choose It
Our Reversal Story
Ten Reasons I'm Glad My Children Are Close in Age
When You Are Quietly Yelling, "Yes, I am Pro-Life!"
When Your Daughter Isn't Pollyanna
How to Keep a Beautiful Home
When Husband Says No to More Children
Motherhood and the Paradox of Dying to Live
On Losing Weight in the New Year
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