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To Be More Joyful: Be All There

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She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25 I am on a quest to be a more joyful mom. I want my kids to look back on these days and say that I was able to laugh at the mishaps, to trust God in all things, and […]

If I Knew Then, What I Know Now

See the guy on the left? He turns thirteen today. Oh my! He is my right hand man and one of the greatest blessings of my life. He was my first baby. And my best bud for quite some time. His first brother didn’t arrive on the scene until he was three and a half, […]

Movie Surprises: Four Films We Loved

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Over the last six months, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by some movies I’ve seen. I didn’t have huge expectations of these films, possibly because I did not research them heavily. Perhaps it helps not to know about the latest and greatest. Regardless, I was very pleasantly surprised. These films got two thumbs up and I […]

To Be More Joyful: Count Your Blessings

Perspective makes all the difference in the world. The Eeyore outlook on the world tends to bring us down. But, when we realize how good we really have it, it’s easier to deal with hard things. Generally, they aren’t as hard as we think. Consider how you can count your blessings this week. Make a […]

To Be More Joyful: Simplify Your Life

One way to enjoy your family life more is to simplify. Basically, you’re going to find out what you have to do and then determine the easiest way to get it done. This can mean different things to different people.  For my friend with a new baby, she had to find “the bottom line.” She […]

To Be More Joyful: Watch Your Words

We’ve all heard about the dangers of the tongue. How we use (or don’t use) our words has a tremendous impact on those around us as well as on our own attituds. How we speak has a direct impact on how much joy we will find in life, especially “life as MOM.”

Booking It: The May Update

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I have been updating my original reading goals for the year. You all have supplied such great book suggestions that I have to add them. I think I’ve found some kindred spirits amongst those who link up or comment each month and share their good reads. Thank you! I don’t know a lot about these […]

The Solid Rock

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Photo Source: Mike Baird People will disappoint you. Plans will not go according to plan. Life will have its bumps in the roads. These words remind me where to stand: My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly trust in Jesus’ Name. […]