How to REALLY Get Healthy (Plus LAST DAY to grab the bundle)

how to get healthy - for real.

Note: Today s the last day to get an amazing collection of ebooks and eCourses, all geared toward healthy living, for one extremely low price.  How do we really get healthy? Over the past year I have examined this question closely. There was a time when I would have said getting healthy required eating well […]

Simple Things Sunday: Peace


This week was full of simple things. A lovely three days spent with a few dear friends. Away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. And without cell service or internet connections. Time spent walking and talking was just what I needed to refresh. An early morning walk. A visit with John Bunyon. Where […]

On Kindness

it only takes a split second . . .

What follows is a random collection of thoughts on kindness.  Kindness is an important quality to cultivate in ourselves and our children. Kindness can create bridges, mend hearts, and soothe angry souls. “Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” -Author unknown The above quote is one of my […]

The Guilt and Shame of Chronic Illness

guilt and shame of chronic illness

Having a chronic illness is the pits. It just is. I want to tell you how I’m over-coming (and I am), but truly it is just plain hard. The most difficult aspect is the guilt and shame that washes over me. I feel guilty that I need to rest instead of playing outside with the […]

Embracing Self-Care: Peace in the Home

small kitchen

Peace in the home. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? What provides peace in the home will be different for every one, but I venture to say there are a few methods that are the same for most of us. For me, I’ve got three main areas that I’m working on to being more peace to my […]

Embracing Self Care: Health and Spirituality

effect of diet

This is Week Two in the Embracing Self-Care Series. Find the introduction here and Week One here.  Our own health and spirituality are two of the largest factors determining the quality of life we enjoy and also that of our own family. Yet, these are the things that often slip by the wayside. I know […]

Embracing Self-Care: A Community Blogging Project

Embracing Self Care

Many moms feel guilty when it comes to doing things for themselves. Sometimes we believe it is selfish to take time away from the family. Even if it is to exercise or take a shower! I used to have this guilt, but much of that has melted away over the past few months. You see, […]

Three ways to minimize stress this year

3 ways to minimize stress

Are you ready to stress less? I am! Reducing stress has been a major project for me for the past six months. I can honestly say that I am getting there. Six months ago I had an anxious knot in my stomach almost daily, but now it’s rarely there. I thank God for that! Today I’m […]

My word of the year


Nourish. I started 2013 with the word discipline. But, after my health took a downward turn, it became obvious that nourishing my body, mind and spirit was most necessary. Doing the things that nourish me requires discipline, I must be sure I go to bed at a decent hour and also have the discipline to […]

What if we went small instead of big?

be faithful in small things

Go big or go home! You’ve probably heard that saying. Many times. I get that it’s trying to push us to do our very best, give our all, and reach for the stars. But, frankly, I’m a little tired of it! The yelling voices of do more, be more, ring loud; I want to tell them […]