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Welcome, Baby Joshua!

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Hi, friends!  The blog has been pretty quiet lately.  But life around here has been everything but quiet! 🙂 Many of you knew that we were expecting our newest addition, baby number four, sometime in November.  I’m so happy to say that little Joshua Scott was born on November 19, weighing in at 8 pounds Read more

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Day 19: Thanksfeatured

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“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; his love endures forever.” – 1 Chronicles 16:34 Father, I give thanks to You.  You are so good!  I thank You for my home, my family, my provisions.  It’s so easy to take these things for granted, yet there are so many people in the world Read more

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These Days Are Fleetingfeatured

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Sometimes as a mom, I have to take what I can get. How about you? When it comes to spending quality time with Jesus in prayer, some days (like yesterday for example) I actually get to spend a portion of time alone in prayer, really soaking in His presence and listening to what He would whisper Read more

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Let’s Be Realistic

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There I was standing with my back to the stove, bawling with my face in my hands.  It had happened again, just like it happened every fall when school (and my work as a math teacher) started back after the summer break. This full-time working mama with two littles was overwhelmed.  AGAIN.  We were a couple Read more

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Five Minute Friday: Teamfeatured

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This morning during Breakfast and Bible, we went through a new chapter in Let’s Just Laugh at That for Kids. If you haven’t heard about that book, it helps kids recognize different negative thoughts (or lies) that might come into their minds, and teach them the truth that will overcome that lie. We got out Read more

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Easy Cheesy Tater Tot Casserolefeatured

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There are those people… Who cook wonderfully creative dishes and make beautifully elaborate cookbooks. And then… there’s me. 🙂 While I do LOVE to try cooking new dishes when I feel inspired from time to time (my recent favorites are Pork Chops with Apples from Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier Read more

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You Are a Diamond Is Now Available on Kindle!featured

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Hi, friends! I’m so excited to say that You Are a Diamond: Gems of Encouragement for a Mother’s Heart is now available on Amazon in the Kindle Store!  I must say I felt a little giddy yesterday when I saw it on there. Thanks for all of your support and encouragement!  If you’d like to Read more

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First Things First

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As parents we are given the responsibility of steering the family ship.  We map out a course, and we set sail. It is up to us to see that the wind and waves don’t knock us off course and that our children are kept safe and are thriving.  Storms may come, and we need to Read more

Everybody Dance Now! 3 Fun Ways to Sprinkle a Little Dance Into Your Day

Everybody Dance Now! 3 Fun Ways to Sprinkle a Little Dance Into Your Dayfeatured

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It’s time for Five Minute Friday again–the time each week that blogging friends from all over get together and write for five minutes flat on a one-word prompt. This week’s writing prompt is the word DANCE.  To read more fun and encouraging posts, visit the link-up at Kate’s place. Here we go in 3…2…1… Everybody Read more

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Truth is a Person

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I stumbled across an article on Psychology Today that was addressing the issue of truth as we perceive it.  It caught my attention because of the title: “The Truth Will Not Set You Free”. I was immediately curious and began to browse through it, thinking I would be completely opposed to the points of view Read more

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Join me on Periscope today!

Join me on Periscope today!featured

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Hey friends! I recorded my first scope today, and it should be available for the next 24 hours. I sure hope you’ll join me! I share a little about my day and let you in on a couple of secrets. We also have some yummy prayer time together and talk more about the transforming power of Read more

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What Makes a Successful Day?

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I often hear talk about setting yourself up for success—about accomplishing the goals and tasks you have in mind in order to feel like you have been successful.  I am all for setting goals and having a plan in place to accomplish them. But sometimes I have to take a step back and remind myself what Read more

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Finding Time

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I have been torn today about whether to do a Five Minute Friday post like I normally do or to do a post about a course I’m currently working through.  When I saw the prompt, I thought it was perfect! I can totally do both with this week’s prompt: Find. Time. It seems to elude Read more

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When You Feel Overwhelmed, Go Small (Stop for the One)

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Sometimes motherhood can be so overwhelming. The number of tasks we have to accomplish in any given day can seem insurmountable at times. When the pressure of accomplishment comes pressing in on me, and then I think about the precious ones I’m doing all these things for, I’m reminded of what Heidi Baker says: Stop for Read more

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