The Power of Friendships

(Inside: How strong friendships empower you.) It all started on the noisy yellow bus filled with excited kindergartners and longing-for-coffee grown-ups all heading to the aquarium.   “I wrote a novel,” my fellow mom chaperone said as we passed the time with introductions and small talk.   A novel. Who is this woman? Wonder woman? The Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (November)

(Inside: How to teach your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.) We just finished month two of our family mission to do a better job of sharing God’s love to the world “out there” through giving. (If you missed our introduction to this family journey read here.) Last month we prayed Read More

How to Hear God’s Voice Through Motherhood

(Inside: How to notice God’s voice in your life through motherhood.) I see and feel God in my ordinary life every single day.   It is not audible. Instead, it is a feeling…a message through a moment that speaks to my heart.   I feel it when my 3-year-old repeatedly hugs and kisses me. I Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (October)

(Inside: Teaching your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.)   Month one of our “Once-a-Month” adventure was supposed to start in November, but a couple of all-the-stars-aligned moments occurred spurring us to start early. (We’re challenging ourselves to give as a family once-a-month. If you missed the introduction to why and how: read here.)    Read More

Teach Your Kids to Give Using the Once-a-Month Strategy (Introduction)

(Inside: Teaching your kids to give from the heart using the once-a-month strategy.)   How It All Started I’ve been on a journey to notice and see God in my everyday life.    I decided to follow Jesus as a little girl and my spiritual journey has swayed between being fully immersed in my relationship with Read More

Our Kitchen Remodel

I recently read that Pinterest stresses people out and makes them feel like they are not crafty enough.   Not me.   If I hang out with crafty friends that show me what they have done, I feel as though I have also crafted…just by being around them.   It’s the same with Pinterest. I Read More

The Best Part about the First Day of School

(Inside: Seeing God’s grace reflected in the first day of school.)   I love the start of a new school year.  It holds so much promise.  Like none of last year’s challenges will arise.   My now 2nd grader will love to read.  Instead of complaining and sometimes even crying about it, he will come Read More

To the Mom Who’s Going Back to Work

(Inside: Thoughts on going back to work after maternity leave or being a stay-at-home mom.) I am going back to work for the first time in six years. I can’t even believe the full house I was dealt – I’ve landed my dream part-time job. Even so…   I have all the big emotions: guilt, Read More

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