Howdy! Welcome to In the Nursery of the Nation. My name is Bambi (yes, it is my real name :))  I'm the mom to all those children you see above, and the one I'm carrying in my belly in that photo is here now and filling our days with delight. That makes us a family of eleven. Five daughters, four sons, ages 19 to 1.
I have been married to my (very patient) husband Kevin for over 20 years. We were high school sweethearts back in the day :)  Kevin has been pastoring churches for thirteen of our twenty 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 about a year 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, and I find it interesting that God would give me a deep interest in theology after I had so many children :) 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. Because good works must flow from a heart first brought to life by the Gospel.
Our home is often loud. Sometimes rowdy. Frequently it is 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.

Because I have five daughters, I wrote an ebook dedicated to them called More Than Rules: Exploring the Heart of Beauty and Modesty.  The Lord granted more success there than I ever anticipated and More Than Rules was #1 in Hot New Releases for Kindle books on Amazon the week it was released. 

Take a look at some of the most often-read posts here at In the Nursery of the Nation:

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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  1. Hi Bambi - was just thinking since my youngest is coming up on his first birthday in a few days, it reminded me of your little Selah, who was born just a few days before my Nahum, so she probably just celebrated her first birthday. They are such blessings (even during teething!). Couldn't find a way to privately send you a message, but thought you might enjoy some of the writings found at this site www.truthsforourday.com, should you ever have a minute to browse it. I very much enjoy the Scriptural posts you share; God help you to keep encouraging us in His Word!

    1. Priscilla, That is so sweet of you to remember. I was getting more email than I could answer so I took my contact info off here for awhile. I need to put it back! Happy Birthday to your sweet one as well. Selah will be a year old next week--she's such a joy! I will check out the website you recommended. Thanks so much for this hello :)

  2. "I love good books, especially ones by dead people, and I find it interesting that God would give me a deep interest in theology after I had so many children :) I am also a fan of good coffee, date night, old hymns, thrift stores, the occasional lunch with a girlfriend and Twix candy bars."

    You just described me! lol Well, except for the Twix...my candy of choice is a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup. :) Blessings!


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