The NewBec

I'm not who I was.

In Which His Lack of Sight Helps Me See

Obedience through faith makes a beautiful picture.

February 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Why We Let Him Grow His Hair

Most of the time, it’s not obvious how long my son’s hair is. It’s so tightly coiled that when styled in a typical fade, it looks about the same now … Continue reading

September 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

5 Gotchas

You make me brave.   Fiercely we love this boy Forever family ours His laugh uplifts the world His smile lights the stars Planted firmly in my heart Stretch its … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Not Your Typical Church Pew

Hello blogosphere, it has been a long while. Our schedule is hardly ever typical, but if I do get a “typical” Monday, this is my standard view: Monday is the … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Apple Pie Without Cheese

“An apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.” If an apple pie is somehow the topic of conversation, you can rest assured that this phrase will … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

You Are My Sunshine: Beach Vacation, Volume 4

I’m happy to be home. Really, I am. But sometimes we all could use an extra dose of sunshine to our day. Happy photodump.

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

What Speaks to Me: Beach Vacation, Volume 3

Although I’ve been to the beach many times before: as a child to the Cape to visit family, for a few hours in Florida while visiting my parents, as a … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Homeschoolification: Beach Vacation, Volume 2 (contributions by J)

Our beach trip landed during our third week of school. Because when Poppa’s doctor allows him a week off of chemo for a brief stint away from it all, you … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sunrise: Beach Vacation, Volume 1

I think I’ll let it speak for itself.

August 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hashtag #Homeschool

The first week of hitting the books is in the books.  Of course this means that social media has been exploding with back-to-school pictures, and yes, I have been a chief … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brown Paper Runners, Jars Tied With String: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Rough-cut wood tables and farm land to sit in Bright metal kettles to boil corn and shrimp in Brown paper runners, jars tied with string These are a few of … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fixing My Face

Some of you already know all of this, and some of you don’t. It’s sure to be almost as enthralling as watching paint dry, so I won’t be offended if … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 4 Comments

An Open Letter to Myself, from Myself

You’re aware that you don’t have it all together, and that’s a good thing because it makes it easier to trust God to hold it all together for you. Still, don’t simply acknowledge your lack and leave it where it is. That’s fruitless. Make efforts for improvements, not excuses.

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

GOTCHA, Times 4.

Four years ago, by law, he finally took our name: the last name of the family he belongs to and the first and middle names that we chose for him. … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment