We Don’t Love Children, We Love Drywall

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My brother and his wife just announced that they were expecting their third baby.  (Welcome to the world of “the large family”, bro!) Someone asked about our parents’ reaction to the news. “Oh, they’re very excited!” To which the (Christian) someone responded, “They have 50 grandchildren and they’re still excited?!” (That was sarcasm, by the […]

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Easy, Cheap, Homemade Gift/Product Idea for Your Entrepreneurs (Canvas Pillows)

Easy, Cheap Homemade Gifts

When my daughter got married, we used two large, canvas curtains for decoration. The cheapest solution was a painter’s drop cloth. (Harbor Freight (on line) was the cheapest place I found them, and right now, they’re on sale for $16.49 for a 9 x 12 piece.) Also, I googled for a coupon code and found this one for […]

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How to Have a Happier Marriage

A man approaching retirement called the retirement office to inquire about his pension. Afterward, he was asked if his wife worked. “She’s worked all her life making me happy”, he replied. “Yes sir, but has she earned money to receive her pension?” “When we got married we agreed on an arrangement”, he said. “I would earn […]

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Reflections, a Half Year Later, On My First Born Being Married, to Encourage A Mother in This Season

Reflections, a Half Year Later, On My First Born Being Married, to Encourage A Mother in This Season

  It doesn’t occur to you, until your first child gets married, that the years of mother work–nursing, staying up with fevers, changing diapers, teaching letters, adoring those chubby little cheeks–both ends, knowing that your heart could not love more, the years that seem to last forever and fly by at the same time, the hoping, praying, […]

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Public School, the Bible & Christians: Are We at Fault for Society’s Decline?

I have dreaded publishing this post, and I have prayed heavily over it, begging the Lord to use it to challenge and move hearts. Public school is perhaps, the most sacred cow of our society making it one of the most volatile to discuss. Know I’m writing in earnest, heart-torn love. Yet I believe one […]

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Free True-Beauty Make-over Series!

It’s time to resurrect one of our most popular series from the archives. Join me on a free beauty makeover! Follow the links at the bottom of the post. Yes, we’re going to give ourselves a real makeover–from the inside out! We all know the truth about a woman’s beauty. The internal beauty of the […]

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Hope, Redemption, Grace & Cost. From Gay Activist to Follower of Christ

Hope, redemption, grace, cost. Dr. Rosaria Butterfield talks about her journey from a lesbian and gay activist, to meeting Jesus and what Christianity costs us. Her beautiful testimony is an encouragement no matter who you are, reminding us all that Jesus is the only safe place to run to, the only place where real joy […]

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Practical Money Saving & Making Ideas for Living on One Income

If you are a mom trying to figure out how to stay home but are concerned about your family’s finances, I want to offer some practical help and suggestions. I used to be one of those women. But guess what? YOU CAN DO IT! I believe three factors are involved in the process of converting to […]

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Have You Seen Rod & Staff’s Preschool Series? Enter to Win!

  Giveaway has ended and congratulations to the winner: commenter, knmkendall By Sue Hooley (Note: Keep reading to find out how to get a chance at winning a set of 6 books!) Twenty one years ago I came across the Rod & Staff Preschool Series. As I bounced my six-month-old on my hip, I squelched […]

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Encouragement for Homeschool Moms: Interview With Engage Conference, NZ

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Yesterday, I had the privilege of doing a short interview with the Baines, who are with Engage, a Homeschooling and Discipleship Conference in NZ, coming up in August. I’ll be doing a live interview for the conference, August 14th. I pray it is an encouragement to you as we remind ourselves of the task God […]

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