Book Review

Learning a new skill: Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Over the past few months I have been very quiet here at the Laundry Pile. My health has been a big problem for me over the past several months. During this time I have had the privilege to learn more about a skill that I have wanted to know more about. While being sick there are few things I can…

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Freeing our Soul by Pressing Pause

Feeding our Soul

A few years ago, 9 to be exact, I got married. I didn’t expect to have children at the time because of some things my doctors had told me about my health. It turns out that the Lord had other plans for our family. I came home pregnant from the honeymoon. Over the next 5.5 years I was pregnant for…

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Are you looking for a Book for Girls?

One of my favorite parts of our home school day is the read aloud time. My kids have enjoyed several books over the past few years, some more than others. This year we have read through a few abridged, young readers versions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Little Women. I have four girls and one boy, and it…

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A new Take on Lent

Are you currently fasting for Lent? I am not, yet the idea is one that has been sitting in the back of my mind for a few years now. I grew up in a protestant, evangelical church that did not practice the Lenten fast. I had a few friends who were catholic growing up and I was aware of Ash…

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Finding healing in a place of heartbreak.

Healing from devestation.

It is a heartbreaking truth, but many people have been impacted by the effects of sexual trauma, abuse, and health conditions. It seems like it is impossible to watch the evening news without hearing about another case of sex trafficking or of some other horrific even that a poor young woman has suffered. Sexual trauma whatever the cause leads to…

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When we just need hope as mothers.

Eight years ago my life changed in the most unexpected way. I grew up with dreams, such as becoming a missionary, becoming a writer, maybe being a musician and I hoped I might be a librarian one day. I lived as a single woman for several years. During that time I learned to be thankful for that life even with…

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Can I have a Life Giving Home?

Can I have a LIfe Giving Home?

What comes to your mind when you think of home? For me the word has many connotations. Feelings of safety, protection, quiet, a place of refuge are all ideas that come quickly to mind. For me my home is the primary place where I feel the most comfortable, and because of this, it is the primary place where my body…

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Trim Healthy Mama Plan, the Book

Trim Healthy Mama Plan

A few weeks ago I did a review on the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison. Today I have the opportunity to share with you about the book, Trim Healthy Mama Plan also by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison. I really enjoyed the cookbook, and I am still using the recipes from that cookbook to work…

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The Beautiful Word Bible

The NIV Beautiful Word Bible

Note: I received a copy of the NIV Beautiful Word Bible free from BookLookBloggers.com for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. For more information please see my disclosure policy. I have played around a little bit with Bible journaling. I bought a note-takers Bible about a year ago and I have used that for the Bible journaling…

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Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine

I received the book Money Making Mom by Crystal Paine from BookLookBloggers.com free for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. For more information see my disclosure policy. Finding ways to make more money, while at the same time being home and available to your children is a dilemma that many modern moms can relate to. We have…

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The Frost Bible: A Review

I received the Frost Bible by Tommy Nelson from BookLookBloggers.com free for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own. For more information please see my disclosure policy. I have been looking for girlie Bibles for my girls. I was really pleased when I got the opportunity to review the Frost Bible by Tommy Nelson publishers. This is a…

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It is painful I know but Just show up

Are you willing to step into someone else's hard place and walk with them through the tough times? Are you willing to just show up?

I received the book Just Show Up by Kara Tippetts and Jill Lynn Buteyn from Family Christian free for the purpose of Review. All opinions are my own for more information please see my disclosure policy. Chronic illness, cancer, suffering and pain these are scary words. I believe almost everyone reading this post has someone in their life who is…

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