Some day, my daughter will choose who she spends the rest of her life with. I want her to take this knowledge of the types of love and apply it.

3 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Love

Some day, my daughter will choose who she spends the rest of her life with. I want her to take this knowledge of the types of love and apply it.

During my preteen and teen years, I got all caught up in the mystery and excitement of boys. Along with my friends, I became boy crazy, giggling over the cute ones, blushing when they talked to me, never being happy unless I had at least one to ooh and aah over. Even in my late […]

When someone we love hurts from grief, it's difficult to know what to do. It's important not to let any hesitance keep us from doing anything at all.

5 Ways to Help Someone Who’s Grieving

When someone we love hurts from grief, it's difficult to know what to do. It's important not to let any hesitance keep us from doing anything at all.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4  “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” When someone we love hurts from grief, […]

Enjoy these favorites for the week. Be inspired to live fully and joyfully in Christ!

Friday Favorites December 12, 2014

Enjoy these favorites for the week. Be inspired to live fully and joyfully in Christ!

Days go by on the feet of a turtle; years go by on the wings of a dove. ~Anonymous A friend of my mother’s cross-stitched this saying in a beautiful design, framed it, and gave it to Mom as a gift. It hung in our kitchen right on the wall where I stood to talk […]

Sometimes answers don't come quite in the ways we expect. Signs from God are always comforting, though, no matter what!

By George (Michael)!! Signs from God in Such Strange Ways

Sometimes answers don't come quite in the ways we expect. Signs from God are always comforting, though, no matter what!

Sometimes the answers to our prayers come in ways we least expect. Early in the days of my grief over the death of my closest friend, David, I constantly searched for proof that God really exists and that He could hear my prayers. I never expected His answer in the way it came. From my […]

Each day, it's good to reflect on these things. Did we allow Christ to live through us or did the world get in our way? Can we do better tomorrow?

5 Reflections for a Faith Filled Day

Each day, it's good to reflect on these things. Did we allow Christ to live through us or did the world get in our way? Can we do better tomorrow?

The last of my children turns out his bedroom light. The house is quiet now, my husband gone for the week on business. The coffee pot sits, already programmed for the morning, ready to be the first to awaken and bring joy to my day. I take a few moments to stop tidying, and I […]

4 Ways to De-Stress Instead of Distress This Christmas Season

December does not have to be a stressful time. It’s a joyful time full of love and celebration and God’s incredible grace - His gift to us, such a blessing.

Breathe. I tell myself this frequently. Breathe. Hold your tongue, and just breathe. Don’t tell that lady at the store what you really think of her cutting in front of you. Don’t cry to your husband (too late) that his two-week-in-a-row business trips during this crazy, chaotic time of year have just about done you […]

Thankful for God’s Gifts Reflection

A faith-filled collection of posts about being thankful for God's precious gifts even through the most difficult times

The opportunity to participate in the faith-filled blog hop, Thankful for God’s Gifts, greatly blessed me. First, being able to write my own story of grief and how I found a way to be thankful helped me grow further in my relationship with God. Then, reading the incredible stories of each of the women who shared their own challenges […]

4 Faith-Filled Reasons Why I Don’t Punch My Co-worker in the Nose

Learning to deal with difficult people with the same grace God extends to us

Okay, here you go. You get real me here. I mean the real, deep, down, dirty me. Not that I’m not real in all my posts. I am. But it’s time you know right off the bat that I’ve got some issues going on. At least I’m aware of them, right? I figure if I’m […]

FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags

Enjoy these free printable Christmas gift tags from Loving Christ Ministries.

Happy December! It’s hard to believe Christmas is only a few weeks away. I’ve started a little bit of online shopping, but I still have lots to go. We did get our tree up and decorations out after Thanksgiving. Only our outside lights remain to be hung. We’ll do that this coming weekend. As I […]

We’ve Been Nominated!

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Woohoo!!! We were nominated for the Liebster Award by Amanda from His Passion, Our Fashion. Thank you so much! The Liebster Award is an award given from one small blogger to another. This is to bring awareness to small blogs (blogs under 200 likes) and help bloggers get to know one another. How did your blog […]