Seven Surprising Ways to Save Money

Money tight?  Is your budget in the red at the end of each month?  Wondering how you are going to pay your bills? When money is tight, stop using a credit card or obtaining another loan to pay for something.  Money does not grow on trees, there is not an endless supply of money for… Continue reading Seven Surprising Ways to Save Money

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The Power of Forgiveness

We have been forgiven. The price has been paid. We are called to forgive others as well. But do you forgive yourself? Whoa? What? Forgive ourselves? For past mistakes and sins. If you have asked forgiveness the slate has been wiped clean. But have you forgiven yourself? Do you live in tormented by some long… Continue reading The Power of Forgiveness

faith · Homemaker

Anxiety controlling you?

Overwhelmed? Anxious? Trying to tame the beast? Feel like your life is out of control? Trust me I have been there. You are not alone. Life gets that way. At least for me it does.  I feel like I have somewhat borderline OCDish (that’s a word, right?)  tendencies because I like to have things perfect… Continue reading Anxiety controlling you?

Christianity · Health · Uncategorized

Making healthier choices.

Health and fitness. Nutrition. Diets. Weight loss programs. Heading to the gym. Perfect workouts. Eat this not that. Low carb. High protein. Bariatric surgery.  No GMO’s. There is a myriad of information floating around out there on the internet. All proclaim to have the answer when it comes to health, fitness, and nutrition and it… Continue reading Making healthier choices.

Christianity · faith · Homemaker · marriage · parenting


MOM! MOM! MOM! Kid #1 “Mom, mom, mommy” Kid #3 interrupting kid #1, “MOM!” Kid #6 “Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy” (interrupting all the others) Me:” Quit mommying me to death.” Kid #1 “Mom?” Me: “I changed my name. I will no longer answer to anything you previously called me.” Kids: “To what? Mommy, mom, mother,… Continue reading WILL I SURVIVE THIS THING CALLED MOTHERHOOD?

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Daily dose of inspiration and motivation

As a mom of six children and as a wife I am busy.  In my downtime I love to read the blogs of others that are faith-based stories about real life. It is inspirational to see faith played out in the lives of others. A while ago in my blog search I found myself reading… Continue reading Daily dose of inspiration and motivation

Christianity · Homemaker · marriage · parenting

Finding Freedom in Your Role as Keeper of the Home

Am I Oppressed?   Years ago, I often felt like I did all of the work. I felt like I was unappreciated. I felt as if my husband did not understand me.   This resulted in a selfish, whiny wife that reacted from emotion and treated her husband unfairly.   My immaturity caused many problems… Continue reading Finding Freedom in Your Role as Keeper of the Home

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You are Not Alone

The clang clang clang of soaked winter gear in the the dryer is deafening. The sun is shining in through all the windows.  Two children napping and three resting after an afternoon of playing outside.  Three giggling girls came in soaking wet all the way to the skin from their playing. They came in the… Continue reading You are Not Alone

Christianity · frugality · Health

Breaking the Diet Soda Addiction

You greeted me daily for over 25 years. You welcomed me home after a long day.  You were constantly at my side or within my reach. I was never too far from you. Some days I really miss you and crave you like crazy. However, most days I do not even think about you. Our… Continue reading Breaking the Diet Soda Addiction