Faith, Family & Lifestyle

There is a call for prayer today, now more than ever: The battle rages, and revival is coming!

Thoughts on Trump’s Refugee Ban from a Daughter of Refugees

So one week into office, President Trump initiates an executive order regarding Syrian refugees, and both sides and the media have gotten incredibly passionate about it. As a Christian and an American, with so many of today’s issues I feel the heavy burden of BOTH polarized responsibilities, the refugees and our own citizens, the mother […] Read more…

How to Navigate a Shaky Political Environment without Completely Losing your Mind

Negativity is a trap. It’s like a weight around your neck, and is very addicting. Once your start down that path, its hard to stop. With everything going on in the USA right now, its easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged, and even easier to get sucked into the negativity. (I get it! Its rough […] Read more…

Baby Emma’s 1st Birthday

We celebrated my daughter Emma’s 1st birthday over the weekend. We don’t have family around right now, because we moved in 2016 for Jay’s job in the military. I considered throwing her a little party out here with a few of our friends, but honestly there was something really appealing about just doing an intimate […] Read more…

Unsure if You can Believe in God? This is for You…

I realize not all my readers believe in God, much less a loving God for that matter. If that is you, can I ask you something? Could it be that you are unsure because Christians like me are imperfect people too, who sometimes do and say things that hurt others? I hope nothing I’ve ever done […] Read more…

How to Choose the Right Camera for Your Child

If your child has recently started showing an interest in photography and you are thinking about buying them their first camera, there are a few things you need to consider. As a parent you probably know that a kid’s interests can change tomorrow, next week or even next year but the good news is that you can still support their new hobby without breaking the bank.
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A Servant’s Heart: We need Mary’s AND Martha’s! (5 Thanksgiving Survival Tips)

Do you have a servants’ heart? — the world needs Martha’s like you! (Especially on holidays like Thanksgiving — wink wink.) I want you to know, God loves the way you take care of people. The way you put others first. It’s a beautiful thing.  The trick is not letting all those well-intentioned tasks blind us from […] Read more…

7-Day Memory-Keeping Challenge for “Starting a Family Journal”

Hey friends! I’m launching a 7-Day Memory-Keeping Challenge for “Starting a Family Journal.” With Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years on the horizon, this is the time of year families are wanting to enjoy that quality time together, and documenting memories is a high priority this time of year — so its really the perfect time […] Read more…

Arise, Your Savior has called: Because nothing in your life is too dead

Hello sweet readers, I wanted to share this snippet from my She Reads Truth devotional this morning. I am going through their Women in the Word // New Testament study and it has been super inspiring! This one in particular is about when Jesus raised Jarius’ daughter from the dead. My heart still flutters every time […] Read more…

My Life Inventory: A stream of memories… the world through my eyes.

I am currently going through a blogging course called Write Your Worth by Alicia Cain. She is guiding us through the process of finding our unique voice and telling our story. This Life Inventory is one of our first activities, which is to go through our memories and document what you saw, felt, did, experienced. Even if your observations were of big world events or something you witnessed happening to someone else, you were still present for them and experienced them, and what you saw became a part of who you are. Here is my list:
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Fighting for the Truth – A Call to Stand Up and Impact Culture

So last night I had this crazy spiritual warfare dream, I felt like I needed to share! In the dream, I was part of a small group of believers living in a shaky political climate, there was just a lot of stuff going on and it seemed like the country (wasn’t clear which) was falling […] Read more…

When We Lost The Baby ~ A Story About Grief & Loss

Three Things to Say to Your Child Every Day

   I see you.  You matter. I love to watch you.  “When spoken and repeated every day,” she writes, “these messages begin to take up residence in a little one’s soul. He begins to believe in his worth. She begins to carry these messages with her. He learns how to see others. She learns how […] Read more…

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