Living a Gospel-Centered Life #GospelMom

I have been going through a dry season in my walk with the Lord. I don’t know if I thought I was too busy for prayer or too self-absorbed, but my prayers have been of the SOS variety – one-line pleas for help and not much more. I’ve also been dealing with some health issues […]

Intentional Marriage: The Art of Loving Your Husband {Review}

I have a confession to make.   I’ve had Intentional Marriage for a while now, and I’ve been MEANING to review it.  I haven’t done all 30 days in order, but I do find myself turning to it when things are….shall we say choppy in our house? Crystal Brothers of Serving Joyfully wrote this book, and […]

Do You Want to Be Great For God? #missions #MomsofMB

I have memories of my church talking about missionaries when I was growing up, but quite honestly, I was never grabbed by the desire to be a missionary. This latest Moms of MasterBooks review was for a fantastically inspiring book called “Great For God” by David Shibley that delves into the lives of former missionaries […]

Where Is God In This Mess?

I have a confession to make.  As you probably know, I’ve been really struggling with depression. I’ve been out-of-control irritable and angry. I haven’t had patience with my kids. I haven’t shown my kiddos a lot of grace lately. I have been allowing myself to “shut down” mentally & emotionally and thereby spending waaaaaay to […]

Garbage In, Garbage Out

“But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart” -Matthew 15:18 I am not terribly proud of the things that have been coming out of my mouth lately. I have been feeling an urging to assess the things that I read & watch lately, as well.  I really like the suspense […]

Free Book Friday – Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers {CLOSED}

I am honored to be hosting Free Book Friday for New Leaf Publishing Group this week! They are generously offering a copy of each of these four books. Each of these books are 5 1/4′ X 5 1/4″, 32 page hardcover books for ages 4-8. Descriptions of the 4 books are below (from the NLPG […]

9 Years Ago Today….

….we had a big party!  We had friends and family there… My new family (hubby’s dad, bro & mom) {miss you, Pop!} the crew my cute parents! my baby sis {and my maid-of-honor} dancing with my Daddy to the world’s longest song (neither one of us are big on dancing, or being in the spotlight […]

How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. For Your Kids {Review}

Have I mentioned that I was selected to be a part of a review team for The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew? I was SO excited when The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew announced that one of the books up for review was Rachel Carman’s “How to Have a H.E.A.R.T. for Your Children”!  I KNEW I needed […]

Faith Filled Friday – When You Are In Need of Encouragement

I read this great post today by Sally Clarkson (writer, speaker, mom, encourager – I love her!), and oh boy could I relate to it. Not in quite the way that she was describing, though. In her personal Pity Party (her words, not mine!), she talked about being “too much”. In MY pity party, I’m […]

Just. Say. NO!

…or “No, thank you” if you must. Or how about “thank you for asking, but I just can’t“? This is a difficult (but valuable) lesson that I’m learning right now. Let me put it to you this way: You’ve heard that God won’t give you more than you can handle, right?   So you’re crying out […]