You know how sometimes you say something to someone else and suddenly realize- “Hmm..that is helpful to me.”? Well, that happened to me tonight as I was putting my sons to bed. All is Well My eldest had just finished … Continue reading The Secret to Shrinking Problems
Here’s a quick dishwasher hack to reclaim valuable time in your life for other, more important things: Pre-Sort Your Silverware As you load, simply pre-sort your silverware. Then, when unload, you carve off time. All you have to do is … Continue reading Dishwasher Hack
I remember an encompassing feeling of longing I used to have as a child. I would be walking down the alley-like street between my sweet, elderly neighbor lady’s house and mine, and it would come over me. As I splashed … Continue reading To Be Known
I like to see my kids eating things that are good for them. They couldn’t keep their hands out of this- literally (They were secretly getting it from the dehydrator and cramming it into their little mouths when I wasn’t … Continue reading Go-To Cherry Almond Granola
Did you know that God longs to guard your heart and your mind with His peace? How much do you let Him do that in your own life? Statistics show that how much we experience peace has a significant impact on our physical and mental health. Find out how you can experience it more in your own life. Continue reading God Longs To Do This For You
Songs echo the idea of world peace, some people just can’t get any peace, and many people have been to countless counselors and therapists to try to find it. Do you have it? You Can If You Want I can … Continue reading Got Peace?
At the beginning of June, I noticed something that hit me like a ton of bricks. It was that familiar, gnawing, edgy fatigue. I returned from teaching each day unable to move, feeling like every little task required insurmountable effort, … Continue reading That Familiar, Gnawing, Edgy Fatigue
For the extroverted, boisterous, passionate woman, the words “gentle and quiet spirit” signify that beauty is beyond reach. For the shy, perhaps they are misleading. Let’s look at what is meant in these passages and discover hope for all women that we call can depend on the LORD to work true beauty in our spirits. Continue reading Unfading Beauty: What Does Gentle and Quiet Really Mean?
Did you know that only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful? Perhaps we are missing something- something that the One who hand-crafted us can reclaim. Continue reading Beauty Blind
This season has brought new heaviness. I have often felt my face drooped and my spirit hanging heavy in the off moments of my days. Through it all, I have felt God impressing on me to, “Carry yourself light.” And it has made all the difference. Continue reading Carry Yourself Light
Go ahead, take a silent vote in your head. Did you say, “Women?” Does that mean you side with a stereotype? Evidence suggests most people do. If you do, it also just might make you wrong- at least looking at … Continue reading Who Talks More, Men or Women?
Sometimes warm memories creep into my consciousness of blissful days taking turns with my BFF pushing each other on the old rope swing tied fast to a valiant, towering oak that existed long before us. The oak and the swing … Continue reading Escape Me Not
Can you imagine what it would be like to not be bound by the constraints of the ticking clock over your mantle and the pressure to get to that next appointment on time? More than that, could you imagine what … Continue reading Outside of Time
“I’ll get you now!!!!,” the child screams as he launches forward with his sword. Even if you don’t allow toys that look like weapons, Popsicle sticks start saying, “Bang, bang!,” sandwiches get bitten into gun shapes, and yard sticks become … Continue reading Violence or Valor?
Finish the statement from Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of _______.” Wisdom, right? No! The answer in this chapter is “knowledge.” (“Wisdom” would be the answer in Proverbs 9:10). It is incredible that knowing and … Continue reading The Key to Both Wisdom and Knowledge
Are you tired today? Are you weary? Is there even just one area of your life in which you are struggling to “not become weary in doing good” (Galatians 6:9)? Perhaps its time for a Strength Exchange Isaiah 40:28-31 28 Have … Continue reading Strength Exchange
Want a to-die-for Alfredo sauce free from the extra crazy ingredients on a packet mix (and that tastes WAAAAY better)? Try this easy homemade, whole-food recipe: Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 4-6 cloves garlic crushed 1 cup … Continue reading Homemade Alfredo Sauce
The nomination for the Mystery Blogger Award is sweet encouragement. I just hope my blog is an encouragement to others to drink deep of life and of all the Lord has for them. According to Okoto Enigma, the creator of this … Continue reading Nominated for a Blogging Award