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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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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Family, Home, marriage, Wife

Responding Well to Hurts from Our Husband

Amy / April 14, 2015

Do you respond well when your husband hurts you? I usually do NOT. My first response to hurts from my husband is to get angry. My second response usually involves pouring on the guilt and making him feel awful for being so terrible to me. The problem is, the Bible tells us that we should not be acting that way. I…

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Family, Intentional Living, Spiritual health

Keep our Lips Sealed

Amy / February 25, 2015

  Choosing the Keep Our Lips Sealed. Over the past several weeks I have been thinking about the problem of how I speak to those around me. I have read several books lately that focus on marriage and the idea of guarding our words, or sealing our lips, and how that really plays a huge role in marriage. I personally…

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Family, Intentional Living, Parenting

Character Quality: Merciful

Amy / February 9, 2015

  Welcome to the new home of Growing Together. The Laundry Pile will continue the goals that I had for Growing Together. I now have a bit more freedom to post different materials and such than I had with my free wordpress site. I am glad you have joined me here at the Laundry Pile.   This week our Character…

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Family

Let’s Do Something Awesome in February

Amy / February 7, 2015

  February is a fun month. There are so many different things that we can be doing for our spouses to really remind them how important they are to us. Many people get excited about Valentines day and like to have special things happen on Valentine’s day itself. I was given my engagement ring on Valentine’s day. (My husband proposed…

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Family

The Life of a New Parent: Part 2

Amy / February 3, 2015

When I became a new parent life was very difficult for me. I just couldn’t quite handle the work, and emotional strain that came as a result of being a parent. There were people in my life who lovingly listened, and tried to carry the burdens by watching my precious daughter so I could sleep. People who came and sat…

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Family

Life of the New Parent: Part 1

Amy / February 1, 2015

What did you struggle with when you were a new parent? Was the life of a new parent an easy transition for you? Was it hard and emotionally painful? My experience was a difficult one. I did not find the transition from being single to being married with children an easy one. Before getting married I lived alone for about…

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Family, Intentional Living, Parenting

Teaching our Kids Character Qualities

Amy / January 12, 2015

I have been noticing some traits show up in my children lately that are not the type of qualities that I want to be a part of their character. I want to spend more time being intentional about teaching my children Biblical character qualities. I have had some ideas in my head thinking through ways to teach my children these…

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Family, Intentional Living, Spiritual health

God Calls us to Serve

Amy / January 6, 2015

Today I am over at Joy Comes in the Morning. Come visit over there where I am talking about how there are times God calls us to serve in ways that take us away from what makes us comfortable. Do you consider yourself an introvert? I am. I find social situations to be very exhausting. I can enjoy social settings. Some…

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