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The Beauty of Ordinary Homemaking

The Beauty of Ordinary Homemaking

I’ve been focusing my reading on home making recently, a subject which intrigues and inspires me and puts me at odds with the feminists in my life. Maybe I’m strange, but I love taking care of our home and the people who enter here. There’s […]

Cozy Home Challenge Part 4 {Make Dinner Special}

Cozy Home Challenge Part 4 {Make Dinner Special}

It’s Monday and time for another challenge. This week’s challenge is to make a special dinner or tea time for your family. Special doesn’t mean you have to cook all day. Special means thought and love went into the planning the details. I absolutely love […]

The God-Centered Marriage: great resource for struggling Christian marriages.

The God-Centered Marriage: great resource for struggling Christian marriages.

Strong marriages have become a taboo subject in even Christian circles. We are expected to tout the line that marriage is messy and hard and we are so flawed that we’re destined to hurt each other. As a mom with kids who are entering the […]

Cozy Home Challenge Part 3 {Invite Someone Over}

Cozy Home Challenge Part 3 {Invite Someone Over}

Happy Monday! We’re in the middle of the cranberry harvest–an absolutely gorgeous time of year! Believe it or not we had to pause the picking because we are waiting for the cranberries to turn cranberry! Today’s Cozy Home Challenge is to invite someone over. There’s […]

Favorite Things This Weekend

Favorite Things This Weekend

Happy Saturday! I hope you get some down time this weekend to rest and reflect and spend some time doing things that refresh your soul. This weekend I’m fighting a cold, so I’ve had some extra time to read and rest, a gift I’m thankful […]

Cozy Home Challenge Week 2 {Front Door Decor!}

Cozy Home Challenge Week 2 {Front Door Decor!}

It’s Monday, time for another Cozy Home Challenge. First, the good news. The winner of the Gracelaced Book is RUTH MOORE. Congratulations! I’ll pop that in the mail for you! Today’s challenge: Decorate your front door. My sisters and I always say that if someone just […]

Fall Cozy Home Challenge and Giveaway!

Fall Cozy Home Challenge and Giveaway!

Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year! There’s nothing like the crisp mornings, changing leaves, cable knit sweaters, and pumpkin lattes of the burnt orange season. It inspires me to create a cozy home–and to look well to the hearts living under […]

When God calls Your Trial Deliverance.

When God calls Your Trial Deliverance.

How do you walk with joy in the midst of less than glorious circumstances? How do you keep a tender heart during the disappointments and trials of life that we’re all bound to face? Chances are there’s something unwanted in your life. I know I’ve got […]

Coffee Helping Missions

Coffee Helping Missions

Last week, my daughter and I had a lovely conversation about big picture Christian living as a woman and how that plays out in our daily life. One thing that is clear to me is that Rebekah has a heart to encourage missionaries and women […]

Family Update and Book Recommendation!

Family Update and Book Recommendation!

How do you explain it when you are on the launch team of your friend’s newly released book “Gracelaced”, and through a series of unfortunate events and mail-mishaps, the MIA book lands straight in your lap two weeks “late”— the very week your doctor uses the […]