Mom’s Night! Ideas & Encouragement

   I don’t know about you, but time away makes me a better person, ready to take on anything God hands me. time away is vital for a mom, to refresh and regenerate in the mom she is called to be. For the longest time, I had trouble taking time for me without feeling guilty. […]

How to Be Still for God Amid a Noisy Life

Not long ago, I was in my van with a 15-year old friend of the family and my kids. She and I were chatting a bit, the radio was on, and each of my children were singing―not along with the radio. The three of them were each singing their own song. I look over to […]

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye

It hit me like a ton of bricks. I knew it was coming. We were blessed with the time we had…I was for sure there would be a miracle. Instead, there I sat on my bedroom floor in a puddle of tears. Not ready to face reality. Someone close to me had passed away. It […]

How to Be Safe on Craigslist- for buyers and sellers

In light of a recent tragedy which involved Craigslist.com, I’d like to list the best precautions to take when utilizing this sale site. First, I want to take a moment and ask for prayers for the family who has lost two amazing, godly people. A husband and wife were unsuspecting victims of a seller on […]

The Many Ways Moms Influence Their Daughters

I remember my littlest being my biggest imitator. She would walk around the house in her prized “clippy clops” with her purse and play phone in hand. A determined little one who had places to go and things to get done, she simply needed a car ignition big enough to fit the toy keys she […]

The Persecution Of Pastor Saeed

If you watch the news at all you are aware of Pastor Saeed Abedini’s story. Pastor Saeed is an Iranian-American pastor who is a convert from Islam. He was imprisoned by the Iranian government in 2012. He was charged with “compromising national security” (though it is believed it was because of his Christian faith.) What […]

Confessions of a Mom: Who Hates to Clean

As I lay me down to sleep I know my clothes are in a heap I told myself I would get to that But my best intentions again fell flat The dirty dishes reappear each day The counters are in constant disarray I send up a prayer for new resolve Hoping my mindset will evolve […]

In the Spirit of Christmas…

riMy children are getting to the age where they are noticing all of the Christmas excitement.  It is so exciting for us as parents, especially since Christmas is our favorite holiday.  As much as I love looking at the beautiful lights, decorating my tree with my beloved ornaments, and let’s not forget finding just the […]

A Blessing In Disguise

Sometimes hindrances make a way for the greatest blessings in our life. On the surface that doesn’t make sense, right? From our limited perspective, we don’t count hindrances as blessings. Or think they could lead to blessings either. But it’s true. If not for my own experience, I wouldn’t say this with confidence. But friend, […]

A Guide To Giving Your Stuff Away

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” –Hebrews 13:16 I am a thrift store junkie. I love getting a good deal. Being a one income family, I try to stretch the budget as much as possible. When I shop at a thrift store […]

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