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

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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?

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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

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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

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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 […]

Empty Tomb Cake – An Easter Tradition

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Baking and decorating an empty tomb cake has become a yearly Easter tradition for our family. It’s fun to make, delicious to eat, and a great reminder that He is risen, indeed! It was March of 2010 when I first shared this Empty Tomb Cake. Since then it’s been a yearly tradition as part of our […]

Speak the Truth in Love to Our Children

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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

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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

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