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Eight Reasons Why Debt is Bad for You

Why debt is not good for you: Relationships: Money problems are the number one cause of divorce for married couples. Stress and Medical Problems: Your health is worth it. Debt encourages you to spend more than you can actually afford. It prevents you from reaching your financial goals It can prevent you from owning a… Continue reading Eight Reasons Why Debt is Bad for You

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To Trick or To Treat?

My current inside view, which I have dubbed Mt. Malcolm. This is about a day’s worth of laundry for my family of eight. My current outside view. There is snow on Halloween and tonight is trick-or-treating in our small northern Michigan town.                     Even though I… Continue reading To Trick or To Treat?

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Four Tips for a Holy Marriage

  Warm Fuzzies Married couples often think back to the beginning stages of a relationship and remember those days of warm fuzzy feelings. Remember when you and your husband could hardly get enough of each other? Do you remember talking for all hours of the night? It did not matter what you did as long… Continue reading Four Tips for a Holy Marriage

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Proverbs 31 Lessons from My Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma

Family History I love history. I may not remember directions or how to get somewhere, but I recall most every story ever told to me by family members. Family history is important to me, so I can pass those stories down to my children and some day grandchildren. Family Heritage I was blessed to have… Continue reading Proverbs 31 Lessons from My Mom, Grandma, and Great Grandma

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Platform for Speaking the Truth

Blogging is a platform that allows me to speak, not only my feelings. but to teach others and speak the truth. The truth is the Word. The Word is the Lord’s spoken truth to us, written in this guidebook called the Bible. Too many people today speak or write hesitatingly with trepidation, for fear of offending others.… Continue reading Platform for Speaking the Truth

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Pinterest Perfect Mommy and the Mommy Wars. Am I doing this right?

    Those Moms, I Know We Have All Seen Them (Insert a slight amount of sarcasm when reading this) Maybe you have seen the picture posted by that one mom who snapped a picture of her toddler sipping almond milk from a BPA-free sippy cup while eating avocado tzatziki dip and wearing fair trade… Continue reading Pinterest Perfect Mommy and the Mommy Wars. Am I doing this right?

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Before I lost my son, David Cooper I had never heard of October being deemed Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  Unfortunately, I am all too familiar with it now.  Back in October 1988, President Ronald Reagan Proclaimed October as National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. He was quoted as saying; “When a child loses his parent,… Continue reading October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

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Eye of the Storm, My Tower of Strength

  Confession time: I love sleep. And last night, I was so excited to be able to be in bed by 9:40! All of my chores were done, the kids were in bed, and I was heading to bed.  I was really really looking forward to sleeping and waking up refreshed.  However, that was not… Continue reading Eye of the Storm, My Tower of Strength