How We Wield Our Words

words mightier than a sword

How we wield our words has a huge impact on those around us. As they say, words are mightier than a sword. The Bible is full of cautions about how we use our tongue. One that I quote often at my house is this: Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but […]

Living Debt Free

blue sky

For years, our family lived on the edge of financial ruin. We lived month-to-month, paycheck-to-paycheck. We were always frugal, but we lived beyond our means nonetheless. Since my husband was self-employed, all it took was an injury or a slough of bad weather to put us off our game. I lived with the fear and […]

Songs for Remembering the Truth

Hot Cross Buns

Download some music to get your heart and mind focused on the beauty of Easter. It’s easy to get distracted by the cares of this world. I get discouraged. I start thinking about the dumb things I see in the world around me. The dumb things I do. The dumb things others do. I find […]

Thieves: Pain, Fear, or Worry

Snow flowers

I was robbed this week. Not in the physical sense. At least not this week. But, I was robbed. My sore hip decided to scream loud and clear that it needed more attention than just a diet. The pain, while not debilitating, was certainly distracting. And the fears and worry that accompanied it? All the […]

Just Do the Best You Can

Grant

When I was younger, life seemed rather straightforward. You grow up, you go to college, you find a job, you get married, you have kids, you live happily ever after. As a woman I see that this is more or less life, but there are lots of hills, valleys, and bumps in the road. As a […]

Do You Have Intercessors?

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Last week I had a minor emergency. The details aren’t important. The jist is that I was stressed, paralyzed with worry over certain circumstances. I knew that I didn’t want to stay in that place of muddled confusion and anxiety. The days are too precious to waste. After reading my Bible and praying to God, […]

Don’t Be Afraid of Hard Work

Hard work is nothing to be scared of. Let’s model this for our kids — and for our own good. All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. – Proverbs 14:23 As moms and as women, we have a myriad of tasks set before us. Cleaning, child care, and cooking […]

Love.

photo source: D Sharon Pruitt I have a good friend who is very much like me. We have the same name; we both speak French; we both love bleu cheese on a grilled steak. We both have dads of Norwegian heritage and short stature. It’s fun to share these odd similarities. And yet, why do […]