The Friday Five {6.9.17}


Harry Potter

It’s no secret that I (Lisa) am a huge fan of Harry Potter (just check out the tattoo on my wrist), and I know that Cara is a big fan, as well. Besides the fact that the books are masterfully-crafted literature, they contain valuable messages about morality and the nature of good and evil, and they’re riddled with Christian symbolism. Here are a few of my favorite articles explaining the value of these books.

The Friday Five {6.2.17}



While there are plenty of things I dislike about the trend of ‘minimalism’ right now, there are an equal number of things I do like about it (more on that another day). I’ve spent a lot of time over the last year purging and minimizing our stuff in The Krampy Shanty, and I’ve seen some great results from all my hard work! Here are a few articles that might be of interest to you on the subject.

The Friday Five {5.19.17}


Bible Study

1. Bible Reading is An Art – This video is where I’m at right now. You probably saw the Bible reading plan I (Cara) shared on May 1st on the blog. I’ve been so eager lately to read the Bible every single chance I get. This has been a hard season of life for me, and I felt an urging to get in God’s Word more. It has impacted my heart in many, many ways – particularly in my parenting (more on that another day!). But I just wanted to share this video and encourage you to carve out the time to just get in the word every day.

The Friday Five {5.5.17}


Remembering Eva Grace

Royce & Keri Young go to my (Lisa’s) church. We don’t know them too well, but Keri & I had almost the same due date, and we had some similar pregnancy issues because she was retaining enough fluid to look like she was carrying twins. We bonded over swollen ankles & nonstress tests. In the short time I’ve known her, it’s clear that Keri is a sweet person and full of joy, even in these past months of pain and heartbreak.