Parenting

Shepherding the Heart of Your Child

There is a very fine line that is often crossed when parenting, one side leads right to your child’s heart and the other is a straight path away from your child’s heart. Are you holding the heart of your child? Are you shepherding your child’s heart? *Do you focus more on performances, grades, exterior behaviors… Continue reading Shepherding the Heart of Your Child

Homemaking

Summer Cleaning Tips

SUMMER CLEANING TIPS Summer weather is here, the children are almost out of school for the season, and everybody’s favorite time has arrived: SUMMER! Summer is great for get-togethers, BBQs, sporting events, playing outside, watching fireworks, campfires, family vacations, and dirt. If your family is like mine and practically lives outdoors during the summer months,… Continue reading Summer Cleaning Tips

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement · Homemaking · Parenting · Titus 2

What It Means to Be an Encourager

What is Encouragement? Encourage (verb) to lift up, to spur on to do better, inspire with courage, or to stimulate with consistent assistance or approval. The Essence of an Encourager Over twenty years ago when I was first hired to be a middle school teacher, I learned quickly that a teacher must be an encourager.… Continue reading What It Means to Be an Encourager

Homemaking

Hoarder or Collector? Is it time to declutter?

Have you ever watched the television series, Hoarders? The show highlights some of the most extreme cases of compulsive hoarding in homes. Piles of refuse, belongings, collections, and clothing often fill these homes to the ceiling. Of course, these show the extreme cases of hoarding and most of us don’t even come close. However, here… Continue reading Hoarder or Collector? Is it time to declutter?

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement · Money · Parenting · Titus 2

Seeking Silence and Solitude as a Christian Woman

As a mom of six active children and a husband who is currently working from home, I can tell you that silence does not happen naturally, nor does solitude find me easily. From sun-up to sun-down, I am busy homeschooling, homemaking, and home managing my large family. It is easy to get tired, lose my… Continue reading Seeking Silence and Solitude as a Christian Woman

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13 Spring Cleaning Tips that Will Leave Your Home and Yard Ready for Summer

Before having children, I preferred to attack spring cleaning head-on and complete it all within two days. However, now as a mom of six homeschooled children and a husband working from home, I had to adapt to my circumstances and work at completing spring cleaning over the course of few weeks. Just like with everything… Continue reading 13 Spring Cleaning Tips that Will Leave Your Home and Yard Ready for Summer

Encouragement · Homemaking

13 Lessons in Simple Hospitality

Growing up there were no less than 50 family members living within a two-mile radius of our family home. This included grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins on both sides of the family. And at the drop of the hat, guests would unexpectedly drop in for a quick visit at each other’s homes. Hospitality was… Continue reading 13 Lessons in Simple Hospitality

Encouragement · Homemaking · Homeschool

11 Tips for Homeschool Distance Learning

Millions of families have been affected by COVID19. With the closing of many public and private schools all over the United States, thousands and thousands of children are now being homeschooled via distance learning in their own homes. For the child that only knew face-to-face instruction from a public school, distance learning is unchartered territory… Continue reading 11 Tips for Homeschool Distance Learning

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement · Homemaking

But God, This is Not What I Signed Up For: Giving Thanks in All Things

Have many times have you dealt with the ‘if onlys’ in your life? If only my life were better. If only ____________ would change or if only I could do _____________, Perhaps you have felt lonely, angry, grieving, overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, bored, disrespected, sad, full of despair, or unhappy. And you feel that your life… Continue reading But God, This is Not What I Signed Up For: Giving Thanks in All Things

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Why You Can Rest In God’s Love (No Matter What)

Shhhhh… I rocked my baby son in my arms, sang softly and hushed him gently. I savored every precious breath I heard him take and felt him grow heavier and heavier on my chest until I could barely breathe under his weight. As he slept, I stroked his curly hair and nuzzled my face into it. I… Continue reading Why You Can Rest In God’s Love (No Matter What)