Offer Forgiveness

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Life is short. Offer Forgiveness.     When we hold back forgiveness, we are only punishing ourselves.  When we hang on to anger and bitterness, we ourselves are the ones that will suffer in the end. Being able to offer forgiveness is a way we ware able to glorify God. Because it is only through the forgiveness we have received from Him that we can offer forgiveness to others.   Bear with each other and forgive one another if any … Read More

Livin’ On A Budget

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I know some of you may not like this word; however, I believe that livin’ on a budget is vital to Living the Full Life. I know some of you may cringe at the word Budget. I get this – I used to too. Although I was always financially responsible, I never lived with an actual budget until I was married. When my husband told me, I was going to need to stop going to Target so much, I cried. … Read More


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If you remember from my Purpose Statement post, one of our points was to practice organized simplicity.  What does that look like? To put it simply, it means to simplify our life and live in an organized manner.     I don’t know about you, but I hate it when I can not find something. Especially when it is not where it is supposed to be! This is not only nerve-wracking, but it glaringly points out the obvious – I have too … Read More

Sabbath Sunday – Social Media Fast

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On Sunday’s we do our best to honor the Sabbath.  To Rest.  To step away from the every day that crowds our minds and spaces.  Awhile back I started doing a Social Media Fast on Sundays.     So no checking Facebook, posting a picture to Instagram or tweeting. On Sundays, I step away from social media. I used to do social media fasts for a month or 40 days, but it would be hard to do that now because several … Read More

Stretch Yourself

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I know I wrote on Day 5 about Knowing Your Limits, well, today I am adding to that.  Yes, I still want you to know your limits and I want you to have freedom in saying, “no” to things that are not within your limits, but I also want to ask you to stretch yourself. Not stretch yourself thin – but stretch yourself in trying new things. Do something you don’t think you can do.     Today is my … Read More

Here’s the Story

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On Friday’s for #write31days, I thought I would take a break from my #livingthefulllife series and link-up with Five Minute Fridays. Because let’s be real. It’s 9:15 P.M. and ALL I have is five minutes! Today’s prompt is… Story. So, Here’s the story… (c’mon you know you just started singing Brady Bunch!) So, I really was going to make up some lyrical jingle of my story about how I fell in love and came to MI, but… I think I … Read More

Know Your Limits

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Product links are affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.   Today was our homeschool co-op day. That means we are out of the house from 8:15 until about 4:00. For me – an introvert – this day, although I love it, drains me. Thankfully, I am aware of this, and I take measures to help keep me from losing my cool. If you want to live the full life you need to know your limits. I have two hours … Read More

Define Your Purpose

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For Day 4 in my series on Living the Full Life, I want to talk about your purpose. Knowing what your purpose is an essential step in Living the Full Life. So then, how do you define your purpose?   Product links are affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.   Several years ago Jeff and I created a purpose statement for our family. I shared about this some on my goals post at the beginning of the year but wanted … Read More

Time in The Word

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Yesterday, I shared about how Family Time was important to us.  Today, I want to touch on something that is even more important – Time in The Word.   Product links are affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.    Spending time in God’s Word is an essential part of Living the Full Life.  The Bible is filled with stories of the creation of the world, the fall of man, miracles upon miracles, and the unending love of a Savior.  … Read More

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