I’m Ready to Make Time to Write

I’m Ready to Make Time to Write

 This is the story of my commitment for 2019; to take time to write.  The last time I posted anything on this blog was April 4, 2017.  Before that, January 1, 2017.  Before that?  June 23…  two thousand sixteen.  That makes me sad.  It’s not that I haven’t wanted to...

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Are You Struggling To Find Your Fire For The New Year?

Are You Struggling To Find Your Fire For The New Year?

  How is it possible that we’re already two days into a new year? Wasn’t is just February two months ago? I don’t think I’m ready for this! I typically love this time of year. I love the excitement of making plans for my “best year ever.” I’m a sucker for a blank...

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Is It OK To Cry, Even If I Claim To Trust God?

Is It OK To Cry, Even If I Claim To Trust God?

Hi friend! I'm so glad you came by, we have so much to talk about... **********sips coffee, breathes deep, and begins the conversation************* I’m very blessed to be part of a small group of Christian blogging moms. We meet in a private facebook group and we talk...

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The Very Best Homemade Pizza

The Very Best Homemade Pizza

  It's Friday, and that usually means homemade pizza in our house. (Unless it means Nachos, but it usually means pizza.) I've been anxious to share my pizza recipe with you. It's special to me because, well, there's the obvious part about it being the best...

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Cilantro-Lime Chicken

Cilantro-Lime Chicken

  Are there foods you loved as a kid and now your more-mature self knows better? (I'm looking' at you Spaghetti Os.) Hopefully there are some foods that, although shunned by your childish taste buds, you now include on your weekly menu. (Can we say green...

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Chicken Sliders with Mango Salsa

Chicken Sliders with Mango Salsa

  This, my friends, is the sandwich that saved me about $30.00. It was one of those nights when I just didn't have much time to cook. It was oh-so-tempting to just give in and go out. But you know I'm really trying not to do that. (Psst... it's the reason for...

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Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Shrimp Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Here they are, as promised, Shrimp Tacos with the delicious Grilled Pineapple Salsa I shared last week.  Today is the first day of my 25th year of marriage to the man I'm convinced God made especially for me. He loves God, me, our kids, family and friends, and...

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Are Some Of Us Called To Be Ordinary?

Are Some Of Us Called To Be Ordinary?

What I’m wondering today is this: could it be that my “extraordinary thing” that I’m supposed to do for God is not something that looks extraordinary at all but in truth looks rather ordinary?

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Don’t Be SAD: Take Steps Now To Avoid The Winter Blues

Don’t Be SAD: Take Steps Now To Avoid The Winter Blues

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Autumn is fading into winter and it's the season for gratitude and joy as we share Thanksgiving and Christmas with loved ones. It truly is a wonderful time. Pretty soon it will be a new  year; time to polish off those New...

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When You Can’t Find Your Christmas Spirit

When You Can’t Find Your Christmas Spirit

I love Christmas. I love the lights, the music, the sweet treats, and the extra time spent with loved ones. It’s the time of year that snow is welcome and hot chocolate covers a multitude of sorrows. When the Christmas spirit hits me, I’m ready to jump in and enjoy...

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Let Us Live Like Daughters Of The King

Let Us Live Like Daughters Of The King

  Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit...

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How You Can Be A Blessing To A Tired Mom

How You Can Be A Blessing To A Tired Mom

This post is part of a blog series on a topic that is weighing heavy on my heart. As I look around I’m seeing busy people all around me, and fewer meaningful, mutually edifying relationships. I’ve personally been hurt by our culture’s lack of community, and I know...

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Not Just Heaven, But God Himself

Not Just Heaven, But God Himself

One of my Bible readings this week was from Philippians 1:19-26. In these verses,  Paul is deliberating which is better; to live, and therefore continue to share the gospel, or to die, which means to finally be with Christ. When we think about those verses, I know...

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What Grace Means To Me; A Fallible Mom

What Grace Means To Me; A Fallible Mom

What does grace mean to you? God’s unmerited favor. That’s what it means to me. It means that even though I’m weak, and I mess up, He still loves me, and makes things work out for my good. When we offer grace to each other I think of it in terms of not being too hard...

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He Wants Me To Love Him

He Wants Me To Love Him

 We finally did it! We overcame the many obstacles and got family pictures taken! Such a burden lifted. I'm the queen of procrastination when it comes to family photos! But it's done, and our friend did a fantastic job capturing this little group of people I'm blessed...

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Learning To Embrace Seasons Of Solitude

Learning To Embrace Seasons Of Solitude

    “I feel so isolated”. That’s what I said to a friend of mine several years ago while visiting for a few minutes after church. Little did I know that even deeper isolation was on my horizon. It wasn’t the first time in my life I had felt alone and...

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Intentional Marriage: Book Review

Intentional Marriage: Book Review

In honor of Crystal's anniversary, you can get this book free, today only! Is your husband driving you crazy? Or Do you feel alone in your marriage? I can empathize because I’ve been there. It’s a yucky place to be. And it certainly isn’t a place that makes me say...

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A Great Resource To Help You Pray For Your Husband

A Great Resource To Help You Pray For Your Husband

    I know I need want to pray for my husband but sometimes I’m just lost for words. I’m just not sure how to pray. What are his needs? What should I pray for? How can I intercede for him? I love this book because it meets my needs when it comes to praying for my...

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Even Through the Heavy Grey, Beauty Still Blooms

Even Through the Heavy Grey, Beauty Still Blooms

I was going to begin this post by apologizing for not updating my Healthier You series last Friday. I was going to say that I had had a difficult week which left me in no mood to write. And that would have been okay, I’m sure. I would have shared how I’ve been doing...

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Lord, I’m Just So Tired!

Lord, I’m Just So Tired!

*This is an update post for the “12 Months to a Healthier You” Challenge.To read more about this challenge, why I’m doing it and how you can participate, click here. *** Morning. That time of day when His mercies are new, and we thank Him for another clean slate,...

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When I Prayed For A Richer Prayer Life

When I Prayed For A Richer Prayer Life

Do you ever feel like you’re really just talking to yourself when you pray? Sometimes I feel like my prayers are just getting lost in the atmosphere. Not because I don’t get the answers I want, I feel that way before ever giving Him time to answer. It feels like maybe...

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A Blogger’s Prayer

A Blogger’s Prayer

Have you ever written or created something that was really just for you, and you were a little bit nervous to share it with anyone? You thought maybe it was special to you but others might not get it or worse, they'd think you're a little ... weird? That's how I felt...

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Decreasing Sugar, In February? (Healthier You Challenge)

Decreasing Sugar, In February? (Healthier You Challenge)

This is an update post for the “12 Months to a Healthier You” Challenge.To read more about this challenge, why I’m doing it and how you can participate, click here. Seriously? Did I just announce at the beginning of this month that I've joined an extra get-healthy...

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