Celebrating the True Meaning of Easter with Kids?

This week the High Five Moms are sharing how they celebrate the true meaning of Easter with their families. I’m going to out myself again and tell you that I don’t do anything fancy on the actual holiday. I’m weird, I know. Yes, we enjoy each unique time of year and do our best to […]

Does the Proverbs 31 Woman Make You Mad? {Pursuit of Proverbs 31 eBook Giveaway}

Have you ever read Proverbs 31 and ended feeling sad, mad, or, dare I say, jealous? Or maybe even defeated? I have! Yes, it’s partly my immaturity, I know, but I’m certain I’m not the only one who has felt this way. If you can relate, or simply just want to be the best woman […]

Birthday Giveaway #4: $35 DaySpring Gift Certificate

Blessed and Loved. I felt blessed and loved on my birthday this year. A sweet family that paid attention to me. What more could I ask for? I can’t help thinking that without anything good, I could still be blessed and loved. I already have more than I deserve. Forgiveness. God blesses and loves His […]

Letting God Lead?

All too often I run a head of God and try to push my own way. I’m slowly learning to step back, but it’s a hard lesson. Recently my prayer has been, “Lord, protect my family from all my good ideas!” Multiple thoughts flash through my mind with seeming importance. When viewed at a distance, […]

My Morning Nest

The Hello Mornings girls are sharing pictures today. Here’s mine: These three things are usually with me in the early morning: a baby, a Bible, and a reading light. I like to sit in my comfy glider, but that doesn’t always happen. In fact, the day I took this picture, I ended up kneeling on […]

Gratitude for little things makes a life full

If you want a quick and powerful reminder to live life seeing it’s true value, appreciating the little moments that make up our days, months and years…then you need to watch this video! I just watched it and it took a mere two seconds for the tears to fall. I was excited to see this […]

Two Good Reasons to Trust God

It is difficult to trust someone who is deceitful (and really unwise to do so). Just one lie can cause us to lose faith in someone completely. Thankfully, God does not lie. In fact, it is impossible for God to lie! Hebrews 6:18 says “So that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible […]

Trusting God – the key to a peaceful life

Image from schmollmolch (Isn’t it beautiful? I love it!) Stress and worry steal joy and peace. How do we overcome these feelings that often plague our lives? I think the answer lies somewhere in the middle of trusting God. Sure, many of us intellectually trust Him. But how about real, step-out-in-faith trust? How about confidence […]

What God says about Himself

word cloud made @ wordle.net Yesterday we talked a little about getting to know God and how knowing Him is the foundation for a peaceful home.  I mentioned liking scriptures in which  God describes Himself because in them we find firm truths to take hold of.  Below is a list of verses in which God […]

Number One Way to Delight in your Days

Know God. It’s as simple (and as complicated) as that. All the other tips and tricks I plan to share may help a little, but without God, it won’t matter. He made you.  He loves you. And that is a comfort.  As much as we learn and experience in this life, we still can’t see […]