Frugal Living

Saving Money as a Large Family

During my last pregnancy I stopped working due to health issues related to the pregnancy.  The resulting impact to our finances was pretty significant.  We had been working towards me staying home full-time for some time, yet making that final step was truly a step of faith. I wasn’t sure that we could manage without my working, and it was…

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Family, marriage, Wife, Womanhood

When Your Spouse seems Far away

Make allowances for others faults, because the Lord forave you first.

I have been married almost 8 years. In those years there is one thing that keeps happening to me and my husband. We are constantly drifting apart. I remember hearing from christian teachers, pastors and counselors that this is a common problem in marriages and that I should expect it to happen to my marriage. I didn’t really believe it…

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Product review

Tools 4 Wisdom Planner Review

I have been given the opportunity to review the Tools 4 Wisdom planner. I received the product free for the purpose of review. All opinions given in this post are my own. Thank you I find that I am busy, even though I am home a lot, I have a full day with things scheduled pretty much every half hour.…

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Home, Product review

Attitude Shampoo and Body Wash Review

  I recently had the opportunity to review a product that I was quite surprised about. I was given the Attitude brand shampoo and body wash free for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. @AttitudeLiving @Influenster #AttitudeatTarget  The Attitude brand shampoo and body wash surprised me a little bit. The name of the brand gave me the…

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marriage, Spiritual health

Learning to Love our husbands.

As a young lady I believed so many of the fairy tale stories that always ended in, “And they lived happily ever after.” I wanted that happily ever after.  I thought that once I was married life with my husband would be the easy part.  I didn’t pay attention, or I wasn’t really told that life after the wedding was…

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Bible Study

Avoiding the Scoffer in Ourselves

For many years before I got married I worked as a Respiratory Therapist. One of the areas I worked in for a time was the E.R. It was terribly stressful for me. I didn’t handle the unpredictable nature of the emergency room. In the ER you never know what is about to role in the door and it felt like…

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Spiritual health

You Can Trust Him

“My Heart is confident in you, O God; No wonder I can sing your praises! Wake up, my soul! Wake up, O harp and lyre! I will waken the dawn with my song. I will thank you, Lord, in front of all the people. I will sing your praises among the nations. For your unfailing love is as high as…

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Book Review

Jesus Swagger by Jarrid Wilson

Swagger Defined: verb: How one presents him or her self to the world, To walk or behave in a way that is confident or aggressive in nature. To carry oneself in an insolent or supercilious manner (source: Google.com) In the book Jesus Swagger by Jarrid Wilson he defines swagger a little differently than the dictionary definition of the word swagger.…

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Bible Study, Spiritual health, Suffering

Proverbs Week 1

I have a birdhouse hanging on my front porch. I really enjoy watching that birdhouse each Spring. We have house finches that come and nest there. It is a rustic little birdhouse that originally was simply the color of the tree branches that it was made from. A few years ago my children and my husband decided to paint the…

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Spiritual health, Suffering

Kindness in the face of hate

On a Wednesday night while people sat praying and seeking God, a man who sat among them stood up and began shooting. My mind struggles to comprehend how someone who can sit listening to prayers and than is able to act out so much hate. Scripture does give us a clue though. “These things I have spoken to you, so…

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