Intentional Living, Spiritual health

Waiting

Amy / May 31, 2015

  Do you take time to listen?  Do you watch daily for what the Lord is doing?  This verse gives me a mental image of one who is actively watching in order to serve.  Like a butler or a lady’s maid who is actively waiting to see what their Lord or Lady would require of them next. I don’t do…

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Home, Intentional Living, Parenting

Ideals, Expectations, and Reality

Amy / May 30, 2015

This morning I woke up with a lot of ideas for the day and expectations on how I would be a perfect mommy. Then the kids woke up. The reality is a bit messier! I cooked grits, eggs, and oatmeal for breakfast thinking it would be a cozy nice breakfast just me and the kids.  Instead it became more along…

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Family

Wondering at God’s Creation

Amy / May 29, 2015

This week we have finally managed to get out of the house a bit and actually visit other people. While we were at my parent’s house we found this little treasure tucked away inside a potted plant hanging on my mother’s front porch.   Pretty A photo posted by Amy Talbott (@amymtalbott) on May 27, 2015 at 12:56pm PDT  It…

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Bible Study, Spiritual health

Leviticus Week 6

Amy / May 29, 2015

As I read the last two chapters of Leviticus this week I felt very sad. I read the chapters with such foreboding. I could see God wanting to pour blessing upon blessings upon his people, and yet I know what is coming. The Israelites did not make good choices. God wanted to bless His people. The people quickly lost their…

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Friendships, Weightloss

Keeping Accountable with Free Printables!

Amy / May 28, 2015

I haven’t written on accountability lately. I have to admit that I have been struggling in this area for a while now. Several months ago I wanted to get back on track and to work on a few areas in my life that needed more discipline. In fact I need to practice denying myself a lot more than I do.…

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Family, Parenting

Choosing to Be Intentional

Amy / May 26, 2015

This past weekend we watched my sister-in-law graduate from High School. My husband was 15 years old when his little sister was born, and one of the things that attracted me to my man early on was how gentle he was with his baby sister. I can still picture a teenage young man with a little lady on his shoulders.…

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Bible Study

Leviticus Week 5

Amy / May 22, 2015

The book of Leviticus is full of laws that at times seem difficult to accept in our culture today. There are several laws about sexual sin, laws about how the Jews were to worship God, even laws about how to harvest the land. In Chapter 24 we are given a story of a young man who was stoned because he…

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Parenting, Spiritual health, Suffering

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Amy / May 18, 2015

O Soul are you weary and troubled? No Light in the Darkness you See. There’s a light for a look at the Savior, And life more abundant and Free. Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus Look Full in His wonderful Face. And the Things of Earth will grow strangely Dim In the Light of His Glory and Grace. Through death into…

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Bible Study

Leviticus Week 4: A Holy God

Amy / May 15, 2015

Learning to be holy These chapters of Leviticus cover some sensitive material. In our culture today it is not popular to say that homosexuality is a sin. Yet, scripture clearly tells us that it is a sin, along with many other sexual practices that we have come to accept as the norm within our culture. There are several popular TV…

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Home, Parenting, Uncategorized

Ways to Intentionally Love our Kids

Amy / May 12, 2015

What things do you do to be more intentional about loving your kids? I live in a busy home. We have 5 kids that are home schooled. That means the kids are here with me most of the time most days. I have the same list of daily chores that everyone has to be done. The cooking, cleaning, laundry, mopping,…

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Intentional Living, Parenting

Some Days are Just Hard

Amy / May 11, 2015

Some days are just hard. Some weeks are just hard. Some months are. Just. Hard. Can you relate? Are you going through a difficult time right now? How is your heart in the mess and struggle? My heart often fails when things are hard. My heart is easily discouraged. My heart is easily broken. This week has been a tough…

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Bible Study

Leviticus Week 3

Amy / May 8, 2015

I will openly admit I was struggling with this weeks chapters in Leviticus. I was reading through the chapters and thinking how does this really apply to me today. So I did a little research. Not a lot of research mind you, but a little bit that actually helped me to grasp a few key elements that I feel are…

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