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Making Memories and Moments with Our Family

  “Its the most wonderful time of the year!” This is my favorite time of the year. I love everything about it. The snow, Christmas decorations, and delicious food. Nothing is better than friends and family, food, and fellowship. The annual holiday traditions that we partake in annually hold a special place in our hearts.… Continue reading Making Memories and Moments with Our Family

parenting

Why Kids Should Do Chores

I have a large family, six of whom are children. In this family we are a team. We often work together or independently for the greater good of our team. We serve each other, often reluctantly, but nonetheless. My husband and I believe that our children will benefit from hard work, routine, and serving others.… Continue reading Why Kids Should Do Chores

Homemaker

The Blessed Life of a Homemaker: Choosing Contentment

Even though it is fall in northern Michigan, you would not be able to tell.  The temps are in the mid 20’s and we have enough snow for the kids to go sledding. Of course, fall blends right into winter and onto into the spring.  We can easily have six months of continuous presence of… Continue reading The Blessed Life of a Homemaker: Choosing Contentment

Homemaker

Nine Reasons to Keep Your House Clean

As a homemaker it is imperative that your home be clean and organized.  However, why is it so important?   1.  A chaotic house = chaotic life. The world is chaotic enough. Why should your home be crazy? Your home should be your sanctuary where your loved ones can find rest. Be the calm in… Continue reading Nine Reasons to Keep Your House Clean

marriage

Encouragement for Wives and Marriage

If you are about to get married, newly married, or been married a while there are ways you can learn how to truly love your husband. We are called to love our husbands. We are called to respect, honor, and obey our husbands. As a young wife I wish I knew how key of a… Continue reading Encouragement for Wives and Marriage

Christianity · frugality

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

Christianity · parenting

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?

Christianity

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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15 Great Ways for Wives to Put Love into Action in Marriage!

Loving Your Husband   How can you make “love” an action verb in your marriage? How can you show your husband you him?   15 Tips to Put Love Into Action Within Your Marriage ” Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands….” Titus 2:4  Listen with your whole body. Give him your undivided… Continue reading 15 Great Ways for Wives to Put Love into Action in Marriage!