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Write31Days #4: Hello Mornings

Ah, mornings. I love the Bible verse in Lamentations 3:22-23 that says “His mercies are new every morning.” Each day we have a new opportunity to start over. To be intentional about how we spend this particular day. I can choose sleep if I had a rough night (and that really might be the best […]

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Faith

Day 3 of Books: Bible Time

Of all the reading I do it is most important for me to read my Bible so I try to start my day there. Some days I get to read more, some days less but God meets me whatever season I am in. There are a few different ways I use to keep me in […]

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Spiritual/Personal Growth Books

Why do you read? There are so many different reasons: to learn, to be entertained, to stretch your mind, to be inspired, to share in an experience with others or to experience life from a different perspective just to name a few. It depends on the day and the season of life what kind of […]

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31 Days of ….. Books!

I’m so excited to take on the 31 days of blogging challenge for the month of October! A couple of months ago on Facebook there was a challenge to share 1 book everyday for 7 days and it was so hard for me to pick just 7! When I was encouraged to pick a topic […]

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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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