Monday, July 15, 2024

A Peek Inside My Life

(Steve and I at a wedding reception)

It has been almost a year since I have done one of these posts! So much has happened and there is much to tell...but for now I will share what has been going on these past two months!

Be Ready for Many Trials

Are you indeed Christ's sheep? 

Then be sure you will have many a trial. 

Where would be the value of a Savior, if there were not enemies to be saved from?

Yes! You will have many a trial!

Monday, July 1, 2024

50 Frugal Summer Fun Ideas

We have been spending a good portion of the past few months winding down school, ending out the sports season, and having a lot of people over the last few weeks. Our family is definitely ready for some fun and relaxation after all of that!

Now we all have summer fun on our minds so I thought I would share a quick post about some frugal summer fun ideas to do with your family and make some cherished memories along the way.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Savoring the Slow

"I think the world today is upside down. Everybody seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater development and greater riches and so on. There is much suffering because there is so very little love in homes and in family life. We have no time for our children, we have no time for each other; there is no time to enjoy each other. In the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world."

~Mother Theresa

10 Ways to Teach Your Children Godly Character This Summer

Today I wanted  to share a few ways to teach your children godly character through the summer.
This might be your first year that you purposefully decide to try to instill more character in them--or you just might feel your children need to focus more on it! (Don't we all feel that way sometimes?) Our children are definitely not perfect and we always should be trying to reach their hearts with the truth of God's word.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

5 Ways to Plan for the Summer {& Really Get Things Done!}

These past few days I have been doing what I do best---list making!

I am dreaming about summer and looking forward to soaking up some sun, relax and just be!

Through it all I know I want to tackle some things around here so I have been doing some planning.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Christian Mystery Books for Kids

Are you looking to help your children get some more reading in this winter?

You might want to pull them away from from the TV and video games and give them a good book to cozy up with instead.

I remember growing up and how I just loved reading a good mystery book!  Back then I had read all the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy books I could find--and when I read the entire collection, I would start all over again. Such great memories of my childhood. You better believe that when my children learned to read those were some of the first mystery books I introduced them to!

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Your True Character Exposed

Let it be a settled principle with us, never to be satisfied with mere outward church-membership. 

We may be inside the net, and yet not be in Christ. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Within a Yard of Hell

"Some want to live within the sound of Church or Chapel bell;

I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell."

~ C.T. Studd 1860-1931

There are so many people that need to hear the Gospel.

I was one of them within that yard.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Only a Dad

It's almost Father's Day so we wanted to honor all the fathers who work hard and love their families and sacrifice everything for them.  

We hope you enjoy this poem:

Only A Dad

Only a dad with a tired face,
Coming home from the daily race,

Sunday, June 9, 2024

A Champion in Disguise

There's a champion in disguise among is likely this champion is not obvious to you. His deeds are courageous and life changing for those to whom he gives his life. He is disguised as a father. His humble cloak conceals his greatness, yet his deeds, in all likelihood, will form the character of the next generation. His deeds include wiping noses and changing diapers, teaching his boys to work, and his girls to guard their dignity. 


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