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  • Faith and Excuses
    Faith

    Are You a Master of Excuses?

    My daughter is the master of excuses. I thought I was, but this girl has me beat. Ask her to do anything she doesn’t want to and instantly she turns into a ball of excuses. Maybe you’ve heard some of these before: I ran out of energy. My legs are too tired. Mommy, mommy, I have to tell you something. My brain hurts. Yes, that’s just a sampling of the excuses that come out of her mouth and boy does it get me frustrated at times. She’ll waste more energy running back and forth to tell me she’s out of energy than she would if she had just cleared the…

  • Mom Life

    My Secret For Managing My Children’s Messes

    I hate to clean. Truly. Maybe hate is a strong word, but I definitely don’t like it. Cleaning takes away from more exciting things like playing, going on field trips, and creating projects. It takes me away from writing and reading and painting. And it’s definitely NOT fun. I especially dislike cleaning up after other people. Let’s be honest, when you have kids, 80% of the mess is theirs anyway. Dishes, laundry, toys on the floor, it’s all theirs. Because I hate it so much, I had to design the functions in my house to help contain it as easily as possible. Aside from taking a garbage bag and leaving…

  • Faith

    Faith as a Mustard Seed

    Faith is such a hot topic. Have you ever heard any of these phrases? You just need to have faith. Your faith isn’t big enough. You don’t have _________because you don’t have enough faith. Then there’s the issue of what you put your faith in. Is your faith in your abilities? The ability of a man or woman? Or in God Himself? Maybe it’s mixture of all three. The bible talks extensively on the issue of faith but I want to hone in on one scripture that I’ve heard preached about a million times. God showed me something new (to me) in it and I want to share that with…

  • Faith,  Health

    3 Reasons Your Health is Failing: A Biblical Perspective

    I sometimes write about health topics and especially natural health topics on here. I care a lot about health because I know how hard it is when your health is bad. It makes everything else slow to a stop. And while sometimes this is good, you need to slow down, it can also hinder you from doing the things that God called you to do. As Christians, I know many of us have the habit of automatically blaming the devil for our bad health. We say it’s an attack. Or we pray against a spiritual thing, when it might not be that. It may seem like a health condition just…

  • Business,  Faith

    New Year, New Vision-God’s Vision

    Have you ever made a vision board? I’m going to be honest, I’ve not been one to jump on this bandwagon. But earlier this year, I felt the Lord impress on my heart to write the vision down. More accurately, to create a visual representation of the dreams that He had spoken to me. So I did it. I made a collage of words and pictures to represent the things that I knew He put in my heart. It was a healing process because life had kicked me down and I could barely do the things I needed to do daily, let alone dream or work on my dreams. Once…

  • Faith

    God Fulfills His Promises

    I’m in the middle of the valley right now. What I mean by this is that we physically left the land we were in to pursue a dream God put in our hearts. But we’re not there yet. The dream hasn’t come to fruition and we are in this in-between place that feels scary at times. It feels lonely at times. And it feels as if we’ll never get to the place He promised. But here in the valley, God has been lavishing us with His great love. He has reminded us time and again that we can trust Him and He’s got this. He has covered us with His…

  • Healthy Body

    Use Less Sick Time With These 5 Immune-Boosting Tips you can Start Now

    It’s that time of the year. The kids come home with colds, you get a cough, and all you can think of is whether or not you have enough sick time to cover all the time off you’ll need this winter. You’re tired from late nights, you’re not eating well because you’re so busy, and frankly, you spend all your daytime indoors. It’s no wonder you are getting sick. Your immune system is surprisingly resilient, but it’s also affected by your habits. I’ve learned over the years that I can do simple things to stay healthy throughout the winter months, get sick less often, and recover more quickly. If you’re…

  • Faith

    I Don’t Always Pray in the Morning

    I am a believer in the power of prayer. I have seen God do incredible miracles through the fervent prayer of His people. I have been part of prayer teams and I have been blessed to pray for other people. But, I’ve got a confession that will make half of you sigh with relief and maybe the other half wag your finger at me. I don’t always pray first thing in the morning. Now maybe you’re wondering when I pray, if I pray, and what my prayer life looks like. You’re wondering why I don’t follow Jesus’ example to pray early in the morning. Or maybe you’re just relieved that…

  • Faith

    Jesus Comes to Bring Light to the Darkness

    Did you know that starting December 21st it’s the darkest time of the year in North America? There is the least amount of light for over 2 weeks. January 8th is when you start getting more minutes of light each day. God showed me something profound in this. About Jesus. About the light in the darkness. Side note: I know that December 25th is not Jesus’s literal birthday and that He was likely born sometime in the spring. But since we celebrate His birth at this time, this revelation still applies. Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk…

  • Uncategorized

    Jesus is the Reason All the Time

    I wrote this post on Facebook and I’ve been thinking more and more about it. I understand our culture is not Godly. And as believers, we often feel like we need to fight against a culture that does not want Christ at the center of anything. It’s hard especially when there are those of us who try to live a life of integrity filled with love and compassion. I know I fail many times to live up to the standard that Christ set before me. And I am grateful beyond measure for His love and mercy. But when the world sees us arguing about Christmas trees versus Holiday trees, or…