Friday, March 17, 2023
Quick Spring Cleaning Strategy
Beautifying our homes is one of the many pleasures that God has given up to make our homes a haven---an escape and refuge from the world. A place for souls to be nurtured. A safe place to love and learn. Spring is a time to prepare our homes for the excitement that lies ahead for the year.
I am spending the week working out my spring cleaning strategy and was thrilled when I found an older plan of attack in my home journal. It was simple and so unlike what I find in the magazines which are too complex or time consuming for me with a large family.
If you are not sure how to begin your spring cleaning this strategy might work for you.
Sunday, March 12, 2023
The Book of Jeremiah Bible Study
This past month I worked my way through studying the book of Jeremiah.
What a blessing it was!
I wanted to share a few interesting facts that I learned...
Easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage
If you are looking to make some easy delicious Corned Beef & Cabbage you have come to the right place!
Every year on St. Patricks Day we like to whip some of this up and it is a family favorite!
And honestly it is so easy, how could I not make it?
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Don't Give Up on Your Marriage
Are you not happy in your marriage?
Are you feeling like you want to leave?
It is easy to feel discontent in a marriage, especially in this day and age.
We need to remember that our husbands can fall short and are not perfect.
In the same way that we are not perfect and can't be that to our husbands.
God did not intend for us to be that.
In fact, the only one that is perfect and can fill that gaping void in our hearts is God and Him alone.
When discontentment creeps up on us we must remember to be wise:
Are we comparing him to others?
Are we thinking upon things that we shouldn't?
Are we getting angry for no reason?
Are we putting ourselves "feelings" first?
(Remember, the heart is deceitful and can fluctuate from one moment to the next.)
Are we actively building up our homes or tearing them down, in our actions and in our thought life?
Often times a marriage can saved and turned around with God, prayer, and a willing heart.
Don't give up on your marriage--there are many out there that can be changed. There have been many challenging marriages that have been fully restored.
And most of all, God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16).
It affects the home, the children, and grandchildren.
It can have a ripple effect through generations!
Forgive your husband, if needed, and always guard against bitterness.
And please, seek biblical counseling if needed.
We know Satan prowls around like a lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8).
Ladies, don't let him devour your marriage -
Be wise and guard your home!
* We know we can't speak to every situation. This post is not intended for woman who are being abused. Please make sure you are safe, get help, and biblical counseling if this is happening to you!
Monday, February 13, 2023
26 Inexpensive Date Night Ideas
Are you looking for something to do for some simple quick ideas for an inexpensive date night?
It is always important to invest in your spouse and your marriage--it takes time to nurture it and grow it. A wise woman is always looking for ways to love her husband and make sure he knows that he is loved.
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
You Get to Build a Home
"Homemaking is an art, and you have the privilege of expressing and developing all your talents there in a little place called home.
You get to build...beautify...organize...create...fuss...express yourself.
You get to read and study and grow and master nutrition, finances, horticulture, design, wardrobe, etc.
And you also get to shape your children, to give their precious lives a bend toward God. To nurture their souls with good things of God. To pass on the truth about Jesus to one more generation. And to do so means you've got to be dedicated, organized, and a woman of purpose.
And you've got to have the spunk and energy to follow through on all dedication, organization, and purpose that answering God's high calling and homemaking requires.
Oh, that we would embrace this essential for godly living! That we would own and accept God's high calling to make our house a home. That the "journal" of our life would report that we have not been born in vain--but that we have lived out our high and sacred mission on earth. "
~ an excerpt from A Woman's High Calling by Elizabeth George
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Sunday, January 22, 2023
Do You Know If You Are Going to Heaven?
Sweet friend, do you know if you are saved and going to heaven or not?
This is the most important question of your whole life.
If you don't know READ THIS NOW!!!
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Devotional Books for Your Family
Are you planning on doing a devotional in 2023?
Or maybe would like for your child or teen to go through one?
Devotionals are popular right now because they start on the first of the year and you can go by date throughout the year reading an inspiring message usually that goes hand-in-hand with Scripture (all though it should not replace your regular reading if at all possible).
Thursday, January 5, 2023
FREE Bible Reading Plans for 2023
Every year in January my husband likes to print out a Bible reading plan for the family. This year he printed out two different options for the children that he thought they might like. It was funny because the two older boys had printed out on of the same exact plans just a few months ago!
Monday, January 2, 2023
How to Pick a Planner for 2023
The other day the children and I were having breakfast and we were talking about how quickly the month of December has flown by and how rapidly the new year is approaching us.
So I have been looking around at planners for 2023 to plan out the new year with--it's so fun to search for that perfect planner.
Sunday, January 1, 2023
30 Days of Praying for the New Year
When I became a young Christian I had participated in many different areas of ministry trying to see what area I liked best. I remember doing some door greeting, children's ministry, and many other areas but the area that I always fondly look back to is the time when I was part of a special prayer team at our local church.
How to Plan the New Year with Your Husband
If you and your husband like to plan, you might want to make it a tradition to plan your new year together.
My husband and I always like to do this every year and it helps us to address the important things and set a course when life can get busy.