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Mere Christianity, The Story of the World & Booking It

Reading

We’re Booking It around here. Yesterday we talked about the month’s reading assignment, Mansfield Park. Today is a veritable free-for-all as we share what we’ve read on our own. For the kids With six children home all day, we read a lot together. So much so that I go hoarse reading. Certainly, my oldest three […]

Booking It with Mansfield Park

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This year we’re Booking It on LifeasMOM. It’s an online book club designed to get you off the computer, phone, and boob tube and into a book. Reading is an adventure! You learned this long ago. But, in our older years, it is tempting to forget. On the 10th of each month, we’re discussing an […]

Laughing at the Days to Come

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. — Proverbs 31:25 Traditionally, I’ve been a worry wart. I’ve gotten better with age. I’ve seen some hard things. I’ve cried tears. While the “worst” hasn’t happened, enough hard stuff has come our way and we’ve survived it, that I’m […]

Having Faith for Motherhood

A few weeks ago I had the chance to attend a conference solely devoted to motherhood. Sally Clarkson was the main speaker. And while I knew only a small handful of the other moms in attendance, it was pretty amazing to be in a large auditorium surrounded by women who wanted to be better moms. […]

Songs that Pull My Thoughts to God

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photo source: D Sharon Pruitt Music can do such wonderful things for your soul. It can soothe the anxious heart. It can motivate one to get moving. It can turn our thoughts toward God in worship. Some of my favorites: Your Name by Paul Baloche Everlasting God by Brenton Brown Hosanna by Paul Baloche Mighty […]

Resting in Him

photo source Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. — Matthew 11:28 I’ve struggled recently with injustice. Not against me, per se. But, I’ve been reading and hearing about things that just don’t make sense. Children hurt or hungry. Laws that go unenforced. Criminals that go […]

Booking It On Your Own

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This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And one way to enjoy life more is to READ. Yesterday, we talked about The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. It was the first of the Eleven List, the assigned reading that we’re going through […]

A Valentine’s Day At-Home Date Night (Frugal Friday)

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This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And one way to enjoy life more is to spend time with your main squeeze. This past week I explained to my four year old daughter what a date was. No, not the dried fruit. […]