Christianity · marriage

Guest Post: The Spiritual War on Marriage

  Did you know that there was a war going in almost every married home in America? Today, my guest blogger, Rebekah from Hargraves Home and Hearth explains to us about the attack that going on within so many homes in our country, and throughout the entire world. If you are married, about to be married, or… Continue reading Guest Post: The Spiritual War on Marriage

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Finding that peace of mind

  So far my morning has consisted of a taking the children to school, grocery shopping with my littles, doing the budget, garage sale organization, a puking child, and various household chores. This morning I also Fought anxiety. Became easily overwhelmed. And needed to find that inner peace. As I was cleaning the vomit out… Continue reading Finding that peace of mind

Christianity · faith · parenting

Death of a child: Letter to My Son

It has been four years since I have last held you my precious son….. David Even though it was four years ago I can clearly remember the last few minutes of your life. Your breathing had become labored making it more difficult for you to breathe. The tone of your skin was turning blue due… Continue reading Death of a child: Letter to My Son

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Guest Post: The Savvy Traveler on a Budget

  I remember shortly after my boyfriend started dating, he said to me, “You know, you’re kind of a baller for being a teacher.”  While I appreciated the compliment (I expected to go my entire life without being called a “baller”), I wondered if he was insinuating that I maybe spend a little bit more… Continue reading Guest Post: The Savvy Traveler on a Budget

Christianity · Homemaker · parenting

How to Become a Better Listener

I ‘Ear’ You This weekend my husband and I were having a conversation about moose. We were naming all the famous moose we knew from our childhood. We came up with two names. Morris the Moose was our first famous moose. We knew there was at least one other moose that had a sidekick named… Continue reading How to Become a Better Listener

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Raising a son

My son. Master Lego builder. Creative genius. Entrepreneurial spirit. Mama’s boy. Daddy’s right hand man. Backwards shirt Inside out blue jeans Shoes on wrong feet Socks often worn for days My little man is home sick from school today.  He is the kid who runs fresh from the bath right outside to a dirt pile.… Continue reading Raising a son

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Grief, child loss, and life

Child.  Death.  Funeral.  Grief.  Survival.  New normal. Unfortunately, it is not as rare as you would think. These words stop me cold EVERY SINGLE TIME I see them. Since losing David, my eyes are open to the plight of the bereaved everywhere, especially in my own community.  A week ago my own small community faced the… Continue reading Grief, child loss, and life

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Turn down the volume on your life

  Life is busy. Life can become chaotic. Too much busyness can cause stress. Stress is not healthy for your mental, emotional, physical, or your spiritual health. How do you unwind? Run? Eat? Pray? Read? Talk to somebody? Sleep? Even in trying to unwind you are still doing something. How often do you sit still?… Continue reading Turn down the volume on your life