Family, Intentional Living, marriage, Spiritual health

Selfish Love.

True Love isn't Selfish -- Messy Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht.

  In the book, Messy, Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht she writes: “Most of us have good intentions. But while we desire to love people the way that they should be loved, our flesh tends to get in the way.  When I say flesh, I’m talking about every weakness that contradicts love: being impatient, jealous, unkind, proud, selfish, or arrogant, demanding…

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Fibromyalgi, Health Struggles

A Day Living with Fibromyalgia

What is it like to live with a chronic illness on the day-to-day basis? What does life look like each moment through the day living with Fibromyalgia? Well that is a difficult question to answer because it looks different in every person. My experience with Fibromyalgia looks different from someone else’s because the disease presents differently in every person.  In…

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Family, marriage, Spiritual health, Wife, Womanhood


Marriage is more than what our culture says it is.

“God has given us clear direction in the Bible that the husband is to be the leader of the home. Because each man is unique, that means each of our homes will be unique.” — Courtney Joseph “Women Living Well” Our Culture and Marriage In our culture today it is not popular to respect our men.  It is not popular…

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Family, Intentional Living, Parenting, Uncategorized

Family Friday

  Monday was a holiday, and that means Daddy was home! It is always nice when we have extra days with Daddy. (For me too!) Daniel was very generous to me on Monday.  I have some days that everything seems overwhelming and I need to hide away and just be alone. Sometimes solitude is such a sweet thing to my…

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Home, Spiritual health

Unexpected Beauty

I am amazed at God’s creation. There is such beauty in the most ordinary things.  The above picture is an Okra flower. I am amazed at this flower. It is not a flower that is around long. We don’t grow Okra for the flowers. Yet even in a plant that we are eager to produce food for our bellies, God…

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Bible Study

Esther— Blogging Through the Bible

This week I am starting a new element to this blog. I am joining Courtney Joseph over at, I have really enjoyed Courtney Joseph’s ministry over the past several years.  I found her blog a few years ago and I have participated in several of her Bible Studies.  It has been a wonderful experience for me in many ways.  I…

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Intentional Living, Spiritual health

A new week.

  “You have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 As we are getting ready to move into a new week I am thinking back over the past couple of weeks.  I have had many goals and I am not making progress in several of those goals.  I have felt defeated this past week. I…

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