current events, faith

What Does it Look Like to be a Good Neighbor?

Jesus's greatest command was to love the Lord and love your neighbor as yourself. This begs the question, what does it look like to be a good neighbor right now? What does God's word have to say?   In the book of Numbers, we read a story about a family from the Israelites -God's chosen people.… Continue reading What Does it Look Like to be a Good Neighbor?

current events, faith, family

Where is Justice for the Oppressed?

Tears streaming and smashed finger waving my middle daughter approached me. Bending low and listening in on her muffled cries I concluded that her younger sister had slammed the pantry door and caused her this great pain. One of my children is always causing another pain. This is then followed by a cry for help… Continue reading Where is Justice for the Oppressed?

faith, family

How to Respond When Our Plans Get Interrupted

I only wanted to get a few things done in the garden before the kids started in on each other. I thought I would be witty and put them to work with me, but their attention span at two and three proved them ill-equipped for the monotonous task of weeding. I gathered materials for them to do a small activity and returned to plucking green patches of grass. The final squabble between my two toddlers sent me over the edge. After angrily gathering everything up and barking a lot of things at them I would regret later I sent them off to an early nap. Then the guilt settled in.....

family, lifestyle, motherhood, parenting, T.H.I.N.K Method Series

T.H.I.N.K. Method

I catch a glance at the time and cringe. I have about ten minutes before the effort it would take to get them out the door wouldn't be worth the energy it would take to get them ready. I head to their room to wake them in spite of my ongoing, hopeless monologue. Cypress, my… Continue reading T.H.I.N.K. Method

Guest Posts

Guest Post by Kayla Miller

  Kayla is wife to John of 4 years and is Mommy to Tucker and Bennett. Her greatest love is Jesus and she can never get enough of His faithfulness and kindness. Coffee, books, and Downton Abbey are a few of her favorite things. You can find more from Kayla on her IG or her… Continue reading Guest Post by Kayla Miller

faith, family, lifestyle, parenting

So you want to be debt free?

We were slaves alright. Slaves to the master of our generation. Student loans. If you're already groaning and fussing under your breath, I get it. However, there is hope. So let me share with you the path to freedom. We knew immediately that we didn't want the stress of that debt looming over our marriage.… Continue reading So you want to be debt free?

faith, motherhood

It’s All Good.

Do you remember the story from grade school about the little boy who had the no good, rotten, stinking day? I was thinking about that after I had what seemed to be a really rotten day not too long ago. It all started at Target. Which is crazy right? Like what mom can have a… Continue reading It’s All Good.

faith, family, healthy living, Personal Development

Priorities

It's a new year. Then new year brings this sense of a fresh start. Who doesn't love a fresh start? I'm a little early to the new year resolutions as I really made 2019 a year of personal growth. It began with an long, overdue overhaul to my health. Through that journey I gained a… Continue reading Priorities

parenting

Two Paths to Discipline

It's a cold, icy February morning here. So cold and icy we had to turn our car around and head back home after a failed attempt to head to Mom's group. So instead we're here watching Cars, and I'm drinking hot coffee from a Santa mug. I'm just looking at my children as I often… Continue reading Two Paths to Discipline