Creating a Grace-filled Morning Routine

I had plans. Many plans. I was going to rise before the sun and pursue my dreams and passions. I was going to study my Bible, pray, and exercise. My mornings were getting a makeover. But then . . . One of my children began to suffer with some extreme difficulties. One of the worst times […]

The course that changed my life . . .

I’m nervous to share this because it’s very humbling. Sharing such a great struggle scares me, plus I’m also worried about being judged . . . In early 2013 I was depressed and frustrated.  My body felt out of my control. Weight kept piling on, even when I ate very little.  I was exhausted and […]

Making Chores Fun: The Laundry Game

Sometimes chores are just plain dreary and overwhelming. If you are willing to be a little silly, you can get through them quickly and have fun doing it. Here is an example: Once upon a time there was a mountain of clean, unfolded laundry on a bed, in a house, somewhere in the U.S.A. Sadly, […]

21 Days to a More Disciplined Life {Giveaway}

Making our hopes and dreams a reality is often a matter of exercising discipline. With a little self-discipline it seems that anything is possible. When I think about the areas in which I struggle, a lack of disciple in often at the root. In fact, I’d go as far to say that discipline is one […]

10 ways to fit in exercise with kids underfoot!

A mom who feels good physically is better able to handle the stresses of life.  Being physically fit promotes happiness and confidence and also gives you energy! Finding the time to exercise with little ones around can be a challenge.  Here are a few suggestions for exercising with little ones at home. Some you have […]

Change – It's not for the weak

I came across the following quote recently: “You are the way you are because that’s the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be different, you would be in the process of changing right now.” – Fred Smith When I heard it, all I could think was, “OUCH!”  There are many things […]

Healthy Factors for a Happy Home

A home filled with peace and joy does not happen by chance.  It takes intentional effort and hard work.  But I’m not telling you anything new.  If you are a mother,  you already know that! There are many factors that affect the tone of the home.  Our goal here is to work on the ones […]