At Thanksgiving time, gratitude is often expressed in terms of counting our blessings. It’s a popular tradition to go around the table, encouraging everyone to name something for which they’re especially grateful. However, the focus is on the blessings themselves – not the God who gives the blessings. Our ability to give thanks shouldn’t matter… Continue reading 5 Ways to Cultivate Gratefulness
♥ Be still my heart ♥ My nine-year-old son and my two-year-old ‘baby’ girl. Together. Often joined at the hip. With six children they have built in friends. Sometimes they get along and sometimes they do not. Some are closer to one more than another. While I am grateful they do love each and look… Continue reading How my nine year old son is an example to me (and you, too)
Once upon on a time there was a girl who graduated college and was excited to begin her future. With stars in her eyes and a wedding ring on her left hand, she landed her first teaching job and bought her first home with her new husband. The new husband was a design engineer… Continue reading Why You Don’t Need a Credit Score
KEEPERS CORNER: WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE? I have a child that suffers from depression. She is only 13 and has dealt with it her entire life. Daily activities almost prove to be too much for her at times. She needs encouragement throughout the day to stay focused and to keep going. Children are no different… Continue reading KEEPERS CORNER: What is our Purpose?
We had guests all weekend. We had plans all weekend. I look forward to times like this because I know I will get my steps in on my Fitbit. I don’t know about you, but I love my Fitbit. My wrist feels naked without it. I am addicted to checking my steps and progress… Continue reading Lost Fitbit, stinky garbage, and not so innocent two year old….
Training them up in the way they should go…..its never too late. While my other two daughters are busy doing their schooling, my four year old Rachel is always wanting to do her “schooling” like her big sisters. One of her favorite ways to learn is with animals. She also loves her Bible stories. Today,… Continue reading KEEPERS CORNER: Training the Children
All six children were up 45 minutes early when our typical wake up time is 6:45. I lost my alone time, but the morning went on… ….then my seven year old daughter spilled the sugar ALL OVER the floor and did not tell me until her one of her sister’s had already walked through it.… Continue reading My circus life: A frozen caterpillar, soggy Cheerios, science experiments, and the splash heard around the house
The laundry room floor is filled with the laundry of three of my children. Wash, dry, sort, fold; yet it tells a story of a family that lives, eats, works, and plays. My receipts have been staring menacingly at me for far too long. They need to be entered into the budget and categorized. Not… Continue reading Even in the Mundane-God has Plans For You
“Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.” —Thomas à Kempis Simple Living Living simply can bring balance the quality of your life. When you begin to live simply you then can begin to truly experience life. Life can get hectic but there are ways for… Continue reading Four Rules for Simplifying Your Life
After birthing seven children and basically not taking care of myself the way I should, I realized I needed to start taking my health more seriously. However, I was overwhelmed by all the information to wade through. I knew that I needed somebody knowledgeable to mentor me, so I decided to seek the wisdom… Continue reading Tips for a healthier lifestyle: Incorporating faith into personal health, fitness, and nutrition.