Friday Five – Save this Link

I am joining my friends Andrea from Empty Plate Full Heart, Kelly from Mrs. Disciple, and Beth from Lessons from the Sidelines with a Friday Five theme of Save this Link. I love the save this link button on facebook to either save a link I don’t have time to read at the moment or … Read more…

Why I love America

Why I love America can be summed up in one word: Freedom. You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.  –Galatians 5:13 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. … Read more…

What is your why?

I am sitting here, alone, at the end of a long week. I am currently working on my master’s degree in teaching at Liberty University online. One of the requirements of my degree is that I have to attend three intensive classes at the university. Each class has pre-class work and post-class work, and the … Read more…

Friday Fun: My Five Favorite Things in Summer

My friend Kelly, from Mrs. Disciple,  shared a fun blogging idea with us this week. Her writing prompt was list your five favorite things using your five senses. I decided to list my favorite things about summer. Since I am still working on class work, I feel like I am counting down to summer even … Read more…

What Jesus Do People See in Me?

What Jesus do people see in me? Am I showing people the real Jesus? What does my walk as a Christian tell people about the One True King? A humbling and thought-provoking question. What Jesus do people see in me? ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and … Read more…

18 Ways to Strikeout the Summertime Blues

Imagine a summer of happy children. Children who are laughing and playing. Children who are enjoying summer. Children who seem not to know the meaning of the b-word (bored).  Is it possible? Could this really happen? Maybe, just maybe it can. What can we do to keep a happy household during the long, lazy days … Read more…

Why encourage one another?

Just days after declaring my new-found purpose to be an encourager, I found myself ready to cry and pull my hair out as I wallowed in a pit of discouragement. I was so excited about the devotion I read on Friday about encouragement. (Journey Magazine, May 8, 2015) It referred to 1 Thessalonians 5:11, and the … Read more…

Why do we love a princess story so much?

Like many others, I was excited when the news came that Will and Kate’s baby princess was born. As I was scrolling through facebook I came across blogger Matt Walsh‘s post. He said, “This isn’t a rhetorical question. I really need someone to explain why Americans care so much about the Royal Family. I mean, we … Read more…

Why Mom Needs to Chill

A recent TodayMoms.com survey said moms of three children feel more stressed than moms of one, two, or even four or more children. I can say I feel stressed A LOT. Is it because I have three kids? (See the Today survey here) Is 3 the most stressful number? When we had one child it was much easier – … Read more…

5 Things About Turning 39

Yesterday, I turned the big 3-9. Just one step away from that giant milestone of 40. More and more I see that with age comes wisdom, accomplishment, and trivial things become just that – trivial. I think in their late 30’s into the 40’s and older most people are settled, accomplished, and comfortable in their own … Read more…

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