Raising kids. Keeping House. Choosing joy, every day.

Author: Sarah Beals

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 […]

Reciting Truth In The Middle of the Trial

Reciting Truth In The Middle of the Trial

I used to jump a mile whenever I’d see a snake. When we first moved into our home, I’d jump and scream as soon as I caught a glimpse of one slithering through the long grass. I remember telling Peter that I don’t think I […]

Nature Study for the Very Young {Plus Birds of Northeast Printable}

Nature Study for the Very Young {Plus Birds of Northeast Printable}

I wanted to share a few thoughts on Nature Study for the very young. This fall, I’ll start integrating “Little B” (3 years old) into our homeschooling day. Of course, nothing will be formal because at this age play is the best tool for learning […]

White Supremacy and the truth about my heart.

White Supremacy and the truth about my heart.

It’s easy to see the ignorance of the White Supremacy movement, and I hope as Christians we’re quick to condemn the hate-filled rhetoric behind such groups. I trust we’re quick to promote the  heart of the Savior and take extra care during these tender days […]

A Parenting Gem from Charlotte Mason, That Nearly Every Other Parenting Book Missed

A Parenting Gem from Charlotte Mason, That Nearly Every Other Parenting Book Missed

I’m re-reading Home Education by Charlotte Mason and I stumbled upon this nugget of mothering goodness that stayed with me for months and wanted to share it, as I don’t recall ever reading it explained this way anywhere else. (And let’s be honest, you’ve seen […]