Make an Empty Tomb Cake for Easter

Decorating an empty tomb cake for Easter is a fun tradition for both kids and adults. Celebrate that He is risen in a very tangible way. Are you looking for a fun and tangible way to teach your children about Christ’s resurrection? There are lots of fun crafts and Easter projects out there.  My personal […]

3 Gifts to Give Yourself that Will Make a Difference in Your Life as Mom

With Mother’s Day approaching in just a few days, you might take a minute and think about these gifts to give yourself. Yes, really. You can give yourself three important things that will make a huge difference in how you live and how you love the people around you.  Years ago all my mother wanted […]

What’s Important This Week?

This post was originally written on December 21, 2008, just days after my mother-in-law lost her battle with cancer. I learned so much that year. I hope that these words encourage you this week as you figure out where to put your efforts and priorities. Just a few days left. December 25th looms on the […]

Why Today is Special: How God Redeemed My Miscarriage Year

Forgive me if you’ve heard this story before. But, today is a special day in my family. Not only is it FishBoy17’s birthday, but it also marks a good, but painful journey that God took us down so many years ago in teaching us about Himself, His Sovereignty, and His Great Love for us.  This […]

5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself About Life

Life is full of questions. Sometimes they are important questions we need to answer so that we can make the most out of the time we’ve been given. I find that now that I’m getting a foothold on my 40s, I am starting to understand myself just a little bit more. I finally realize my […]

Speak the Truth in Love to Our Children

Our kids don’t have a context for our correction. They don’t know how fiercely we love them. We need to speak the truth in love. When I had my first child, my mother and my mother-in-law both kind of went ga-ga. They were enraptured with this little boy that God had given us. It was […]

Living Debt Free

Living debt free isn’t just about money. It’s something more important. 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 […]

Today’s a Fresh Start

Today’s a fresh start, full of hope for a better future.