How To Make Summer Perfect for Your Kids

Step 1: Relax and don’t worry about making summer perfect for your kids. That’s it. The End. We need to remember kids are kids. They, of all people, know how to have fun. These are the people that play with paper and boxes and have a thrilling time. On the flip side sometimes they don’t … Read more…

Faith, Parenting, and Faithful Parenting

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) This is one of my favorite verses. A simple, yet complex explanation of faith. Because that is how faith is. So simple, yet so complex. Just look at the second part of the verse, “the evidence of … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Unscripted by Ernie Johnson Jr.

As a native Georgian and a huge fan the Atlanta Braves, I am very familiar with the name Ernie Johnson (both Jr. and Sr.). The voices of Ernie Johnson Sr., Skip Caray, and Pete van Wieren crackling through the AM Radio were the soundtrack to some of my favorite childhood memories. I grew up a … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt

Bible Trivia, Jokes, & Fun Facts for Kids by Troy Schmidt is a fun and engaging book by Troy Schmidt. Mr. Schmidt has published many books for children and adults, and he is also a writer of the popular children’s series, Hermie and Friends. My two youngest children, who are 13 and 7, really enjoyed … Read more…

The Kindness Series: Life is Like a Bowl Full of Cherries

My friend Kelly Nickerson joins us today to share how during times of tremendous grief the kindness of friends, family, and even strangers helped her change her heart and embrace the kindness extended. by Kelly Nickerson I love cherries! If I get another tattoo it will be a pair of cherries. My favorite is the … Read more…

The Kindness Series: Life Giving and Life Taking

I am so happy to welcome Beth Walker as the first guest blogger in The Kindness Series. Beth shares how she and her family are getting through a difficult time due to the kindness of friends. by Beth Walker Our current life situation has our family living in the unknown. My husband is job hunting, … Read more…

Love is Not Self-Seeking

31 Days of Marriage Guest Series: Love is Not Self-Seeking I am so excited to be participating in the 31 Days of Marriage Guest Series with Jordan Harrell. Read this thoughtful and helpful series and sign up for the 31 Days of Prayer for Your Marriage.   I roll over with a groan and silence … Read more…

Enjoying the Everyday Life

Since I began blogging in earnest a year and a half ago, I have been trying to do it the “right way.” I try to do all the “bloggy” things like have a social media “presence,” write fairly consistently, and have the active verb tagline. Sometimes it is a bit overwhelming. I just want to … Read more…

Summer Saturday #3 (Link Up): Beach, Baseball, and Back Roads

Well, I thought it was a good idea at the time. Using the summer days to work on my writing and hosting my first link-up to join with other writers and share our summers. After beginning the link-up, reality set in and traveling most of June is really infringing on the my writing time. I … Read more…

Summer Saturday #1 – A Link Up

It’s summer! (I keep singing that – in my head and out loud – like Olaf in Frozen.) As a teacher, I am very grateful to have the summers off. I dream of the long, leisurely days of summer with no schedules, reading by the water, cooking out, and having fun.  However, reality has a … Read more…

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