12 Bible Verses for Hard Times

12 Bible Verses for Hard Times

Memories There are photos everywhere in my house. (Sure, there are many frames that still have the original “picture people” in them. Shhh! Don’t tell anyone my secrets. Ha! Most of my pictures are still digital and I admit that I’m challenged with...
A Simple Rule We Need to Teach Our Kids

A Simple Rule We Need to Teach Our Kids

Somewhere along the way, we have quit teaching the Golden Rule to our kids. You know what the golden rule is. Right? Well, just in case, let me remind you. Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. Does it sound familiar? Gradually, over time, we quit...
The Forgotten Secret to Stop Bullying

The Forgotten Secret to Stop Bullying

My heart hurts right now. When my 9-year old daughter came home from school the other day, I asked her how her day was. She replied that it “wasn’t too good” and she was sad. I asked her what had happened, and she followed up with, “I sat by myself at recess.” My...
The 10 Steps I Took to Start a Blog for Under $220

The 10 Steps I Took to Start a Blog for Under $220

Throughout this post, there are links to various blogging resources that I highly recommend, and have personally used in the past, or I’m currently using in my blogging world. ***Below are affiliate links, which means when you click on a link, it will take you...
Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

Random Acts of Kindness Challenge

As we embark on the holiday season, more often we tend to be more mindful of others, and being kind. What if we were intentional every single day of the year? My heart is broken when I see the news these days. There is so much hurt, anger, and division all over the...
Choosing to be Thankful

Choosing to be Thankful

Fall is around the corner! Sure, it’s still 90 degrees outside but kids have started the new school year and it is rainy and dreary out today so that coupled with the coolness in my house, my coffee, and my oh-so-hot shower got me thinking. I got Fall on the...
Useful Strategies to Combat Holiday Stress

Useful Strategies to Combat Holiday Stress

The holiday season is quickly approaching and with it, comes lots of holiday stress! Before we know it, the new year will be knocking on our door.  What thoughts immediately come to mind as you begin to think and prepare your heart for the upcoming festivities?  Do...
Capture Insecurity and Live Your Life in Confidence

Capture Insecurity and Live Your Life in Confidence

Insecurity. I hate that word … Insecurity. It comes in waves for me. Do you know what I mean? Sometimes it overwhelms me and I allow it to stop me in my tracks. Sometimes I’m able to put it aside and do what I need to do. Some days it attacks me in my parenting. Some...
Love is a Choice and I Got to do Better

Love is a Choice and I Got to do Better

This has been on my heart for a while now, so I decided that I better write it down. Here goes. How many times have you told someone that you love them? Is it something you say to everyone at church, or maybe when you’ve reached a third date with someone you’re...