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A Call to Wait

A Call to Wait

I heard His voice gently say, “Wait.”  It was not the answer that I had hoped for but I felt peace about it.  A job opening had come to my attention and it seemed like the perfect opportunity for me.  It would allow me a creative outlet and the chance to blend my personal interests [...]

Need to Read: Literacy Crisis

Need to Read: Literacy Crisis

My kids love to read.  We have tried to establish healthy reading habits in our home at an early age so as to foster and maintain a love for reading that lasts.  My husband and I both read in free time ourselves, I read to the kids before nap time during the day, and then [...]

Fierce Faith

Fierce Faith

My latest read, Fully Alive, by Susie Larson was powerful and absolutely life-changing.  She teaches, guides, & inspires her readers to activate a fierce faith throughout each chapter.  I drank in every word and am going back for more - I have to read it again!  There is SO MUCH to it.   At the [...]

Kindergarten: The Ultimate Test of Motherhood

Kindergarten: The Ultimate Test of Motherhood

Next week, my oldest begins Kindergarten.  Full days.  Every day of the week.  Good old-fashioned school.  Our house is filled with anticipation…and anxiety…excitement…and nervousness…the “back to school jitters” are in full swing over here…for me. Yes, that’s right.  Me.  Mom is the one with the back to school jitters. To begin with, I know that [...]

No Turning Back

No Turning Back

30 years old…a believer my whole life…yet never baptized… I was infant baptized, yes, but that was a decision my parents made for me.  I’ve participated in many other baptisms ~ usually, serving as a part of the worship team ~ but I've never actually made the decision myself. The older I got, the more [...]

Praising my Savior, all the day long…

Praising my Savior, all the day long…

Written Summer of 2017 The hymn “Blessed Assurance” came on my Pandora station today while I was sitting on the couch nursing my baby girl.  It was the end of one of those days…you know the kind I mean.  The kind where you have great intentions of getting all the things in your head done, but you [...]

Mirror Moment

Mirror Moment

Tears slipped from my eyes as I turned from side to side to study my reflection in the mirror after jumping out of the shower that morning.  My head bowed low in shame, I couldn’t even bring myself to look up and give myself the normal pep talk.  “You’ve had three kids.  You should be [...]

The Beginner’s Bible Review: Timeless Children’s Stories

  When my oldest child was dedicated at church five years ago, one of the gifts he received from a family member was The Beginner’s Bible: New Testament.  That sweet little book is worn to pieces already from all the loving it has seen over the years.  It’s one of his absolute favorites and one [...]

Hydrangea DIY Craft

Hydrangea DIY Craft

Hydrangea DIY Craft We have a beautiful hydrangea bush in the back of our yard – the blossoms are white and then eventually turn into this vibrant green color.  I’ve been eying this bush up since we moved in just waiting until I had the time to get my hands on those blossoms and decorate [...]