Faith, Family & Lifestyle

Guest Post : A Heroic Love

Allowing God to Name You ~ Turning Your Ashes into Beauty

Don’t let your past heartaches and disappointments define you. Today is a new day and His mercies are new. He calls you up and out of your past. He names you beautiful, beloved, and redeemed.   Our job is to seek out what God has named us, and operate in that new name, going forward. Our actions and […] Read more…

The Bible is not about us. It is about Him.

It is The Story of a God who created in love, who revealed Himself fully through Jesus, and who accomplishes His purposes and His glory through a relentless, magnificent outpouring of grace and mercy on the likes of us. It is a redemption story, and though it is our redemption story, it is still all about Him. It is for His glory… Read more…

Prayer doesn’t always come naturally

I did it! Finally got my college diploma.

I’m the first person in my family to get a college degree. I know this means a lot to my mom and dad as well. They are both very smart and educated and have built very successful businesses here in America after sacrificing everything for us to live here. It was always a dream of theirs, as well, for me to get a degree someday, so I would have options they didn’t have… Read more…

Seeing others through the eyes of Heaven

What is really important to you? How to protect it.

One day at a time ~ Living in the moment

When No One Knows Your Name

I felt like I needed to share something that has been on my heart lately. I have been rereading my almost illegible scribbles in my journal on this experience for a few weeks, trying to decide whether I should share it or not. I finally gave in and did it… so here it is.

For a few months now, I had been feeling very much like I don’t matter, or that I am a failure, that I don’t fit in, and am insignificant and unknown. I have felt very lost and unsure what I was supposed to be doing, and how I fit into His plan for me. Read more…

You are Loved ~ Happy Valentines Day!

Good Morning & Happy Valentines Day! We had a fun morning at the Willems Home. We don’t normally do a ton for Valentines Day because we have two birthdays, and an anniversary in the same month, but this year with Olivia being almost 2, I wanted to do something a little more special. Read more…

Printable Chore Chart by Age ~ Teaching Kids Responsibility

I LOVE this age specific chore chart printable from thirtyhandmadedays.com! My almost 2-year-old helps clean up her toys and throws her diapers in the trash and likes to “help” wipe counters and dust, but I’m excited to start working on some of the other Toddler Age Chores. She can start taking her clothes to the laundry, but putting clean clothes away might need some help from mommy. She’s not in a toddler bed yet, so I don’t need to mess with the make bed one yet. The “little helper” years are already upon us in the Willems household and I think its the cutest. <3  Read more…

Do You Trust God When You Have To Wait? ~ SheReadsTruth

The First Promise of the Messiah ~ Advent 2014 Day 1

This is a story of Redemption. And it goes all the way back to The Garden. When man falls short and creates a huge gap between God and His children, and when God announces His plan and promise to redeem His children, and someday bridge the gap once again. He gives hope, and begins making the Way…

…God’s first question was “Who told you that you were naked?” His first reaction was one of heartbreak was over innocence lost and the impending separation that was about to come. His reaction was not one of condemnation. And was one of anger towards whoever was responsible for manipulating His words and leading His children astray. Read more…

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