Category Archives: Lifestyle

The Start of Our Homeschooling Journey

If you’ve ever thought about homeschooling, chances are you think about it a lot during the Spring. There’s something about Spring that initiates growth, new beginnings; fresh starts. Maybe it’s the newly blossoming trees, budding shrubs, or the yellow powdery … Continue reading

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Forgiveness For Real

We all know what it means to forgive, right? I mean to really, wholly, completely, and fully forgive… Throughout our lifespan, we are all challenged with the need to forgive on a daily basis – for things both big and … Continue reading

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My Pursuit of Minimalism

As I look back through my articles over the years, it seems that I have been chasing a more simple lifestyle for longer than I can remember. In December of 2010, I wrote an article called De-cide to De-clutter – Minimalism – … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Journaling

As I sit outside, alone with my coffee, and welcome the coolness of the early morning sunrise, I realize that Fall is just around the corner, and it makes me semi-reflect on the quickly passing summer. This summer has been … Continue reading

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7 Quick Boundaries That Will Change Your Life Starting Today:

We aren’t naturally born with healthy boundaries, and if you have ever been the parent of a newborn baby, you would probably agree – sleepless nights, constantly being on call, never feeling like you can leave the house… However, on the contrary, … Continue reading

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Benched – When you find yourself on the sidelines of life

Have you ever been on the side lines of a game, just waiting for the perfect time to jump in and play along? Do you know what it’s like to sit and stare longingly onto the field while others play the game, all … Continue reading

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Lily Pads and Love

I always thought that I knew how to love people, but what I have realized lately is that I really don’t – not the way that Christ loves or wants us to love anyway. However, through surfacing circumstances that have … Continue reading

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The Bald and the Beautiful – Dealing with Stress

I recently discovered a bald spot on my head. No, it’s not the start of a receding hairline, or Female Pattern Baldness. It is, however, due to stress. When I found this bald spot, I was suddenly reminded that when I … Continue reading

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Backpacking – A Dream Fulfilled

2014 was a huge life-changing year for me. I had a lot of ups and a lot of downs – all allowing me to change, gain strength, and become who I am today. One of the ups for me was … Continue reading

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Kids and Consequences – It’s All Fun-n-Games, Until Someone Loses A Towel

Recently I pulled out an old book, that I read when the kids were much smaller, called Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours – by Kevin Leman. In this book, Dr. Leman talks to parents about Reality Discipline. Reality Discipline … Continue reading

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