Conversation Starters

As my kids were growing up, one thing we were able to do really well with them was to connect over dinner. We decided long before we ever had kids, that having family dinners were important to us. As our kids grew, we tried various ideas along the way to incorporate...
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Love is …

This has been on my heart for about a month now, so I guess 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 sweet...
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Grace and Forgiveness

It’s the Saturday before Easter.  You know, it's the weekend to celebrate grace and forgiveness. Well, let's see how I'm doing this weekend. Yesterday, I was running around getting last minute details taken care of for the holiday. Yep, you know the ones I’m talking...
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Part 12: The Day 25 Years Had Passed and God’s Goodness Abounds

I've heard it said that our lives are kind of like a tapestry that is being woven. In the process of weaving, it looks like a giant mess of string wads. Yeah. Kind of like our lives sometimes. We never know what in the world kind of goodness could possibly come from...
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Part 11: The Day Peace Came

The day true peace came to me was a day just like any other, as I lived out my new life bound up by grief and loss. Yes, peace came in waves throughout the previous year, as there was heartache and pain, but then miraculous intervention time after time. I just...
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Part 10: The Day My Grief Grew

Grief. It sucks. Really bad. I couldn’t imagine how my grief could get much worse, or how in the world God would even allow more tragedy to strike my new family. But He did. This is my story about the loss of my firstborn son and how my faith grew in the process. If...
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Part 9: The day I buried my son

Grief is hard. The day we buried our son, Joshua Caleb, was a dismal, dreary day, at least from what I remember of it. Maybe that was just the way my heart felt when I look back on it. No. I looked it up. The historical weather data confirms my memory. Cool and...
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Part 8: The Day My Heart Got Ripped Out

*Disclaimer. This post is about my experience in the loss of my firstborn son. If you are looking for a happy post today, please go read about our trip to Disney World last year. 🙂 Even though this post is a more difficult one, I do hope you can find some...
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Part 7: The Day My Heartache began …

For you, who have been following my series, my story, my testimony of who God has been in my life, I have to apologize that it has taken me quite a while to write about this next day, The Day My Heartache Began. Just being real with you. Even though, this day was over...
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Part 6: The Day of Joshua’s Birth

Every Momma loves to tell a good birthing story and this Momma is no exception. This one is a little different because I had a difficult pregnancy. But still ... it's just another oppurtunity to tell you that He is a faithful God. I’m going to apologize in advance...
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Part 5: The Day God Gave Us a Name

In previous posts, I’ve been telling you the story of our firstborn son. This pregnancy was such a troubling time in our life, especially as a newly married, young couple, but it was also a time that produced such faith, trust, and growth in our own personal walks...
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Part 4: The Day of the Miracle

The anxiety overwhelmed me as I got ready for my ultrasound appointment. Just moments ago, I was standing on my bed yelling and pointing my finger at God, and now I was in a heightened state of worry as I got ready to go. I could not find peace anywhere,...
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Part 3: The day I Got Angry at God

As I look back over the years, I tend to focus in on particular days. Meaningful days. It’s not that the other days didn’t mean anything. Of course, they did. But as I’m thinking through the story of my firstborn son, I have to focus in and string the most important...
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Get off the negative fear train and start doing!

When I started this blog, I had been tossing it around in my head for about 2 years before I actually took the first step and wrote my very first post. Throughout the two years, sporadically, I thought about possibilities, and potential plans for posts that I could...
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What if there is a Hidden Purpose in Your Struggle?

What if the reason for my struggle is to get me to a place where I am so uncomfortable that I overcome my fear. The struggle pushes me to faith and prompts change, a different direction, therefore leading me to my purpose. Now, as far as...
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Are You Looking For Your Purpose? I am.

“Many are the plans in the mind of a man,     but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” ~Proverbs 19:21 ESV … It is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Oh my goodness. This brings goosebumps to read that scripture and think on it. I have heard it said...
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5 Reasons I Chose to Blog

Well, here it is, the beginning. The beginning of what... you may wonder. Me too. I’m not really sure what the future holds so I’m just taking one day at a time, one thought at a time, one step at a time. Step 1, Write. Awesome. Write what? To figure out what to write...
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Our Disney World Vacation 2016

Just for fun ... I'm going to tell you about our Disney World Vacation 2016!!!! I've got Disney on my mind. Why? Because we are 6 Fridays away from going again!! And this time we are dragging my momma with us. Haha! We are so excited! I've been wanting to share about...
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Get off the negative fear train and start doing!

When I started this blog, I had been tossing it around in my head for about 2 years before I actually took the first step and wrote my very first post. Throughout the two years, sporadically, I thought about possibilities, and potential plans for posts that I could...
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Capture Insecurity and Live Your Life Confidently

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...
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5 Reasons I Chose to Blog

Well, here it is, the beginning. The beginning of what... you may wonder. Me too. I’m not really sure what the future holds so I’m just taking one day at a time, one thought at a time, one step at a time. Step 1, Write. Awesome. Write what? To figure out what to write...
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How to Create a Meaningful Blog Name in 7 Easy Steps

***This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure here. In the beginning, it's so hard to choose a blog name, at least it was for me. Or so I thought. When I finally decided to create this blog, it was definitely a challenge to come up with the name.  I...
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Hi! I'm Christi. I love to share whatever God has put on my heart about my own life lessons, marriage, family, and finding purpose. My hope is that He uses me to help others. It's what I'm passionate about.

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