• when 2018 isn’t ending as you want 2019 to begin.

    2018 is coming to an abrupt ending. There is not one thing that you can do about that. 2018 has broken rain totals from the 1800s, it has seen its share of political battles, devastating hurricanes & wildfires, stock market ups & downs, interest rates all over the place, violence and acts of kindness. For some, you have lost loved ones or welcomed new life into your homes. Whatever 2018 has brought you, the end always seem so surreal. So final. So discouraging if you feel like it hasn’t been “your best.” 2019 is NEW; new, fresh, the beginning, unfamiliar, modern, not old. You are in control of setting the…

  • 2019 Goals, let’s have them * keep them together!

    Goals. We set them every year. We set them high. We tend to “set” ourselves up, right? Or do you set goals? Do you have something in mind that will allow you to not stay stagnant? Staying stagnant doesn’t let you grow. Do you want to grow this year? Shall we grow together? Shall we set our goals which are achievable together && GROW! I want to do this, I want to do this alongside YOU! Will you join me in a goal that we can reach? I will help you along THE WHOLE entire year to Read Through the Bible. I want to share my heart every.single.day. and grow…

  • Why I choose to stay off of Facebook?

    The great day of the Lord is near, near & rapidly approaching. Zephaniah 1: 14 When the day of the Lord comes, those who have given their hearts to the things of this world will be brought down lower. Facebook was first released on February 4, 2004 and since then, times have changed. Really, they have. So much of our lives are public. Everything that we do seems to be public. Is that because we feel a need to share, in order to meet the needs of others? Is it prideful? Why do we need to share what goes on in our own lives? What standard are we trying to…

  • 12 things that 12 years of marriage taught Us!

    Marriage in the 21st century, quite often, isn’t looked at the same as it was in past centuries. When marriage vows were taken in the name of God, it was something of a covenant. It was a promise to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.It wasn’t intended to be a “throw away” sort of *thing. It was real. It was sacred. It was something that should withstand the test of time. It was lasting. It was forever. Over time, as most things do, marriage vows have changed, in a world that…

  • Joshua 7 taught me *this.

    It all starts in verse 1 with this–>//But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing (KJV).// They did *it. They didn’t obey Him & guess what, //and the anger of the Lord was kindled against the children of Israel// (KJV) My NIV study bible defines accursed things as everything that God said to throw out after Jericho was conquered. These *things were to be thrown out; as these things set those apart from worshiping the TRUE God. God didn’t want them to keep these {things}; He didn’t want them to have any idols or other Gods to worship. Any temptation to worship anything but Him. Additionally, God said in Deuteronomy…

  • what it *feels like to *feel God’s presence in your everyday.

    If you have been a Christian for any length of time, you know how you can meet a place in your road that you feel sort of, stuck. Sort of *blah. Sort of like you aren’t growing or moving. Sort of like, God’s not there anymore. We’ve ALL felt this way, right? Well I am here to tell you that I spend quite a bit of time, HERE. But when I dig into God’s word, deeper and deeper, I begin to get out of that *blah. I get to a place that I can almost reach out & touch God in the chair that sits next to me. Here are…

  • *just some thoughts on my Heart today!

    The current She Reads Truth study is called “This is Gospel” is so so timely and perfect within my heart right now! So, I just HAVE to share my heart from today!  It is a great study to remind us of the “whys” of Christ and the reason that we need Him so much in our lives. So, the story of Cain & Abel in Genesis 4 shows us true sin. Cain murders Abel out of sheer jealousy; God accept Abel’s offering and not Cain’s. Cain kills Abel and then asks God if he can be killed so he doesn’t have to suffer from the consequences because his punishment is…

  • Homeschooling *this Year in Our Home!

    Hi, Mamas, It is that time of year again when we all jump in, with both feet, planning what we will do differently *this year to make *this year better than last. Right? We want to fix all of the Epic Mom Fails that we created last year, don’t we? But get this truth here: –> You are doing an Amazing Job, Mama! You are doing ALL that you need to be doing; when you are praying your way through your days! Let’s get something clear here before we continue….prayer is our biggest weapon for success. At our home, we do not mimic “school,” we work hard to “life school.” We…

  • Super-Easy Refrigerator Pickles

    I made Refrigerator Pickles for us to enjoy for many months to come. They were so easy and they are SO good! You know *those amazing Claussen pickles that we long to grab out of the grocery store cold section; well I am here to say that this is very much the *taste alike! Try them, they are easy; and remember, the conversations that you have while eating them means more than the work that you took to make them!  Here ya go: Clean about 4 pounds of fresh cucumbers in a sink full of cold water. Do NOT peel them. Chuck them up into lengths that will fit in whatever…

  • The truth about Routines!

    Routine is a noun; whew, I love nouns! Routine is a regular course of or an established procedure; a commonplace (1828 Websters Dictionary). A commonplace. Don’t we all want to live in a commonplace. A place where we feel ordinary. Real. Somewhere that we feel comfortable. Wouldn’t it is a wonderful feeling to feel ordinary, real and comfortable in your everyday. Routines will help this. Routines will make you feel as if you have an established method to your day. A method that keeps your heart in a place of comfort and not full of stressful chaos. A routine allows you to establish a rhyme that makes the beat of…