No More Littles

It hit me the other day that I am no longer the mom of littles. I guess the fact that 2/3 of my children are taller than me, my oldest is driving and preparing for college, my middle child will be in high school next year, my youngest spends time with friends on her own … Read more…

31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life: Outside

Fall weather in Georgia can be unpredictable. My memories on Facebook showed a fall break trip three years ago and we were all decked out in jeans and fleece jackets. This fall break it was shorts and t-shirts. One benefit of living in the South is that most of the time the weather is conducive … Read more…

31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life

Every October hundreds of bloggers join the #Write31Days challenge to write every day for 31 days on one topic. It is a great opportunity to really hone your skills as a writer and develop a good writing habit. I have wanted to participate in Write 31 Days for a couple of years now, but I … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: More Than Just Making It by Erin Odom

Has your financial world ever crumbled? Have you watched helplessly as your financial stability slipped away right in front of your eyes? What do you do? How do you survive? How do you move forward? These are just a few of the questions Erin Odom addresses in her new book, More Than Just Making It. … Read more…

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…

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