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Frugal Monday munchies

This morning slipped away from me and before I knew it was lunch time. My two little girls had tart cherry smoothies, whole wheat bread, a plain salad (we’re dealing with picky eaters), blueberry breakfast bar, and sliced apples. Simple, cost effective and took less than ten minutes to prepare. If you are looking for… Continue reading Frugal Monday munchies

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LETTING GO OF THE GUILT and EMBRACING TRUE FREEDOM THE WAY GOD INTENDED

Lying, stealing, cheating, idolatry, and murder all examples of sin. But then again, sin is also telling a ‘little white lie’ to your children. Overeating, talking bad about your friend, spending too much time on social media when you should be with your family, cheating on taxes,  and coveting something that a friend has are… Continue reading LETTING GO OF THE GUILT and EMBRACING TRUE FREEDOM THE WAY GOD INTENDED

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Getting Political in Social Media

Social media wars, such as twitter wars and facebook debates have gotten out of control. Snapchat and instagram are guilty of doing this, also. You have all seen them, whether you agree with them or roll your eyes in disgust, they exist. And they are not going anywhere. My own facebook news feed has been flooded… Continue reading Getting Political in Social Media

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A Father’s Love is Priceless

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“Daddy wuv’s me”….said, my two-year-old daughter, as she sighed contentedly in my arms.  This baby girl’s entire world is her Daddy.

(This post was written over two years ago when my little girl was two. Now that she is almost five, she still says “My Daddy wuv’s me” (her l’s are w’s) and it is most precious thing to hear.)

Of course, she loves me, too, but not in the way a little girl should love her Daddy.  She feels secure in his arms. She giggles when he throws her up in the air. Daily she waits at the door watching through the window for his return home from work.  The world revolves around her Daddy. He offers her security and love. She has faith that he will be there for her daily, when she gets hurt, or if she needs help.

I can reflect upon my relationship with my own father and know that I was fortunate because I had a father who spent hours listening to me and answering my endless questions. My own father took the time to share his faith with me and teach me things. I remember sitting in the garage as a child watching him as he used the lathe while he worked on a wood project. I remember it being cold in the garage, but I was content just to be in his presence. I do not remember what we talked about, but I do remember that moment very vividly.

Today I can see that same type of relationship developing between my own daughters and their father.  I have seen their confidence grow as he teaches them life skills with patience that I could only dream of having.

Time with their father is a coveted trophy in this household, which is often difficult with five daughters and one son.  Through the doting eye of their father, my daughters have grown in their self-confidence and own self-image.  They believe they can do anything they set their mind to because their father believes in each and every one of them. They are secure in their place in the world.

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While my daughters and I were both blessed with wonderful earthly fathers not all children have had that opportunity. The statistics are depressing to read regarding children with whom have had no father figure’s present or negative experiences with their fathers.

However, there is hope.  Hope that comes from our eternal Father in heaven.

In 2 Thessalonians 2:16 it is stated that God, our Father in heaven, loves us and offers us eternal encouragement and good hope. The Lord, our Father, loves you and I. He wants us to know that, believe that, and trust in that.

Your earthly father may have abandoned you or disappointed you or even hurt you in some way but your heavenly Father won’t.

He wants to have a relationship with you, His beloved child.  In 1 John 3:1 it is stated for you to “see what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! …..”

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15 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

In two days January will be over. Wasn’t it just Christmas? Seriously, it seems like we just took the tree down.  January flew by this year as it always does for my family in a frenzy of flurried snow days at home with my kiddos, Bible studies, and downhill skiing. While I purposely do not… Continue reading 15 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget