Stay Steady on the Rock

Five Minute Friday: Write for five minutes on the word of the week. This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.  This week’s word is steady. I am a somewhat clumsy person. Therefore, I am not always steady on my feet. Recently, I strained … Read more…

Seeing the Good

Sin. It’s ugly. Actually, that’s not completely true. A lot of sin is not ugly. It’s enticing. It’s fun. Sin itself can be downright attractive because the devil is a deceiver. The results of sin, however, are ugly, and this world can be a whole mess of ugly. Why? That’s a question both the faithful … Read more…

When You Feel Like the Chair Guy: What Defines Success?

Chapter Eight in Come With Me by Suzanne Eller focuses on Peter’s younger brother, Andrew. Andrew is the first to recognize Jesus as the Messiah and then it seems Andrew is shifted to the background. His brother Peter is promoted over him, and Andrew is moved to the bottom of the list. This story, along … Read more…

Following Where He Leads

I like predictability. I am a planner and a list-maker. I am not a huge fan of change. Funny how life doesn’t really follow these ideals. And while the Lord is 100% solid and dependable, walking in faith does not follow a predictable plan either. I have had to restate my prayer of “Yes, Lord, … Read more…

Don’t Run on Empty, Fill Up!

I haven’t been writing lately because it became a source of frustration and stress for me. Then I realized that was because I hadn’t put anything in. I had been trying to craft wonderful words about life without living it. My “word” for the year was supposed to be presence, and, frankly, I have not … Read more…

Top Five Posts of 2015

As we say goodbye to 2015, I wanted to look back over my first year of official blogging.  It has been a very interesting year, and I really enjoyed looking back over these posts. I hope you enjoy them as well. Here are my top five viewed posts of 2015. Being a part of the … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Money-Making Mom by Crystal Paine

November is book review month at An Ordinary View! Today I am kicking off a series of posts about the books in which I have been a part of the launch team. Also, each review will have a GIVEAWAY for that book! First up is Money-Making Mom by Crystal Paine which launched yesterday. There are … Read more…

Save This Link!

Helicopter parenting has got to go! As a teacher and a parent, I am a firm believer that we need to be raising our kids to be able to function independently. Former Stanford professor Julie Lythcott-Haims expresses it best, “Our job as a parent is to put ourselves out of a job.” Lythcott-Haims noticed a … Read more…

Friday Five: Five Smiles

For #FridayFive this week the writing prompt is five smiles. Thinking of what makes you smile all week is a very interesting lens to view your week through. I was reading Crystal Paine’s new book, Money Making Mom, and this quote really spoke to me, “There is always something to be grateful for. If you … Read more…

Five Open Tabs

This week’s #FridayFive is all about what I am browsing on the internet. What are the five tabs that are usually open on my computer (and phone)? I love to admonish my children about internet use, and I often bring up the dreaded “when I was your age . . . ” speech. But when … Read more…

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