Fascinating Bible Stories that Guide the Way I Live

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When I was little, my parents would take me to Sunday School every week. I learned about several Bible stories that I am sure most little kids learn. I learned all about Noah and how he took 2 of each animal on the ark. (Side note – did you know he actually took more than two of some animals so he could sacrifice them? Yes! I was amazed when I read this fact – in the Bible!!) Another favorite when … Read More

Hope… My One Word for 2016

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There is so much talk all over the internet about picking ‘one word’ for a year to be your main focus. I have done this on and off for a couple of years. Previous words of mine have been, “Presence” where I focused on God’s Presence and also being aware of my presence with my family. Another one was “Intentional” and that year I really strived to be intentional in all that I said and all that I did.   … Read More

For the Love – Anniversary

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  One year ago today on March 10th, 2015 I received this email… what was to come of that, no one ever could have imagined.    This was the beginning of an amazing journey that has been a blessing to my life more than I can adequately put into words. What has formed from a group of 500 women from all over the world via a Facebook group – is priceless. I have grown and learned so much through these … Read More

Five Obstacles of Launching a Blog

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  At the beginning of the year when I “had a feeling” that I wanted to launch a blog, I really did not know all that went into it, and all the “behind the scenes” work that it takes to launch a blog. I thought I would write a few words and put them online. What began as a feeling in January grew to – OK, I am going to do this. I planned to launch at the beginning of … Read More

So, Why a Blog?

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I have started a blog.   This has been months in the making and I am excited that I am finally able to launch this thing and hit “Publish.”   Months ago, I started getting a little nudge that I needed to write. I felt and still feel that God is asking me to write… a book. That seems like such a huge leap. When the time is right I will share more about the book, but for now – … Read More

A Day in the Life – Homeschooling

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  So, you may be wondering to yourself, “what do they do all day?” or ” I wonder what they do for school.” I get it. I do. When you do not know about something, if you have not experienced it first hand, or if you have never really talked with someone who has, you often wonder what some things are like. What really crushes me, is when people completely dismiss being able to do something, like homeschooling, before they … Read More

My Review of Breaking Busy

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  This past year can be summed up in two words: Launch Teams. I had my first Launch Team experience with Jen Hatmaker and her book For The Love. Nothing will compare to that experience, BUT… launch teams in and of themselves are amazing. My most recent experience was for the book Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington.   I had never heard of Alli before, but considering all the books I had read this past year about “busyness” I was highly interested … Read More

Family Ski Vacation

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  We all need to get away. Especially in the midst of Winter in the midwest. I have come to learn and very much appreciate the value that vacations bring to a family. They do not need to be extravagant trips to other countries. In fact, with 4 kids, that does not sound like a vacation at all! It simply needs to be time set aside for your family to re-connect and step away from the everyday rut that you … Read More

Sneak Peek of What I Will Be Reading in 2016

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So, as you can see, I already have a pile of books that I want to read this year. And let’s not talk about the number of books waiting to be read in my kindle app. I *might* have a slight addiction to buying kindle books if they are priced at $2.99. Just saying.   I have already started reading Savor by Shauna Niequist. I absolutely love her writing and I would probably say that her book Bread and Wine is in … Read More

My 5 Star Reads of 2015

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  This past year I upped my reading goal. The last couple of years I set a goal of reading 12 books a year, and I was able to meet that goal fairly easily. However, I felt challenged for 2015. For 2015, I set my reading goal at 24 books – double what it had been in the past. Now, I am not a lifetime reader. I grew up hating reading. Hating it. I bought cliff notes. {I wish I … Read More

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