The Secret to a Thankful Life

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I don’t know about you, but this time of year really seems to reveal the striving in me. And when I look around at all the other all-wrung-out mamas who just need to rest and slow down to take in all of God’s grace, it’s like I’m starring into a mirror. I get it. I… 

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Five Ways to Slow Down and Savor the Season

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Five Ways to Slow Down and Savor the Season I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like the retail rush into the Christmas holiday hits earlier and earlier each year. In my town, Christmas displays were up everywhere by November 1st — even before Halloween at some stores! I’ve also noticed that vendors can’t seem to wait for Black Friday either,… 

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Scripture to Help You Have Heavenly Peace

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photo credit: Evgeni Dinev | FreeDigitalPhotos .net Scripture to Help You Have Heavenly Peace We hear so much about being at peace during the holidays. It’s good for the soul and makes being with family pleasant. Holidays don’t always invoke images of “peace on earth, goodwill toward men,” but rather those of agonizingly being around… 

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20 Reasons I Am Thankful

20 Reasons I am Thankful

In a world where we are conditioned to want more and complain about what we don’t have, I find such solitude in giving thanks to God for the little things. I am so grateful for a God who can give us the right perspective when all we seem to do is focus on our immediate… 

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Trades of Hope Facebook Party & Giveaway!

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If you haven’t heard of Trades of Hope, go ahead and grab a cup of coffee and have a seat.  If you are anything like me, you will quickly find yourself pouring over the website, reading the artisans stories, and wanting to buy everything!  Trades of Hope was founded with the mission of empowering women… 

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Serving Where God Wants You

Serving Where God Wants You

When my husband and I started attending our current church, we were attenders at best. We only went to one of the three services offered, and we were first out the door when that service ended! We had never been seriously involved in a church before and really didn’t know where to even begin. It… 

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Praying for Success

When You Want to Succeed

How do you teach motivation? What do you do with that difficult child? The one who will have her own way. No matter what. We learned long ago we can’t make her do anything she doesn’t desire to do. We’ve lectured and talked until we’re blue. I tried, unsuccessfully, to compare/contrast intrinsic and extrinsic motivation…. 

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Happen to Your Holidays

Happen to Your Holidays

  Happen to Your Holidays A new season is upon us, and this year I am a mom on a mission. Far too often the holidays come amidst an already busy winter season. In the midst of the busy, Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas get shelved for next year as time once again slips away. From… 

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Forgetting to Say Thank You

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Thanksgiving is about expressing gratitude.  It’s a time to reflect on the things we have been given, the things we have been kept from, and the things the Lord has removed from our lives. To get into the spirit of the holidays, we moms typically create daily exercises of gratefulness by making lists of what… 

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