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Happiness Project
Hygge

My Happiness Project & Hygge

I hope this finds you enjoying a happy new year. That all those ideas you had for the new year are finding ways into your actual life. More so than any other year (so far) that is the case for me. I think I set things into action last year that have served me well […]

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Holidays

Advent 2017

I am soaking in and thoroughly embracing advent this year and I am finishing this post even though I wanted to publish it 2 weeks ago. Life has this funny way of going in ways that we didn’t anticipate and throw 10 people into one house and everyone’s ideas of what needs to be done […]

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self-care

Personal Retreat

Have you taken a personal retreat? I have gone on a women’s retreat a couple of times and taken a weekend away with my husband but I have never had a personal retreat until just recently. I became somewhat obsessed with the idea after hearing about it from  Aimee Kollmansberger at middlemercies.com.  It took lots […]

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general thoughts

What’s Saving My Life Right Now?

This winter has been one for the books. It has had record breaking low temperatures (the coldest since 1978) and days with snow on the ground (54 days and counting). We have been stuck in the snow, had pipes freeze and had teenagers drive off the road and it is only the half way point […]

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general thoughts
Homemaking
Parenting

Reflections on Mere Motherhood

This summer I read a wonderful book by homeschooling veteran Cindy Rollins. It is called Mere Motherhood: Morning Times, Nursery Rhymes and My Journey Towards Sanctification. She is the mother of 9 kids. Eight of which were boys. It is a memoir filled with funny stories and peppered with amazing tips and advice for not […]

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God Stops
Redeemed

Christ in the Chaos: A Book Review

I started reading Christ in the Chaos by Kimm Crandall sometime last year. I’ve had to read it slowly. Chewing on her ideas and letting them sink in. Kimm fleshes out the gospel message to mothers everywhere living in the chaos of normal life as she herself lives through it. She comes right along side […]

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Homeschooling

Living Books

“Children should be influenced by books that vividly portray life in all its trials and victories. Divine providence should echo throughout its pages. Characters who suffer wrongfully in a righteous manner, and display humble dispositions, will lay a secure foundation for the time when childhood may be stolen away; perhaps through the death of a […]

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Investment Cooking

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

I just finished reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver. I loved reading this description of how one family decided to grow as much of their own food as they could and only purchase what they could find in their own county for one year. They moved from Arizona to […]

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God Stops

Cell phone vs. Bible

I found this on one of the blogs I frequent occassionally. It made me stop and think. Cell Phone vs Bible Wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phones? What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets? What if we turned back to go get […]

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No Ordinary Home — Sabbath

I am hosting the discussion of No Ordinary Home by Carol Brazo this week. Thank you, Dawn, for pulling this together. Here are our discussion questions for this week: Does your family practice Sabbath? What day does your family practice it on? What has made it work for your family? If you do not practice […]

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