Depression, Family, Habits, Intentional Living, Spiritual health, Womanhood

Daily Routines

Amy / February 12, 2019

Habit of Routines Routines have not been a big part of our lives for a while. Over the past year our family has lived a rather chaotic and busy life. The days were filled with doctor appointments, homeschool assignments and attempts to keep our home in some semblance of order. The past month has been a completely different experience for…

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Intentional Living, Spiritual health, Suffering

Constant Chaos

Amy / December 10, 2017

Season of chaos I am currently living a season in my life that seems to consist of constant chaos. Have you experienced seasons like that? Those times when everything seems to be happening at once and life just won’t slow down for anything. Now our season of chaos isn’t due to busy schedules or holiday activities. It is the season…

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Intentional Living, Parenting

Entitlement and our Kids, and us

Entitlement and our kids.
Amy / January 11, 2016

Living in the entitlement trap We live in a culture that leaves many people believing that having whatever we want will make us happy, or make our lives more comfortable. This belief even extends to what we buy for our children. The issue of entitlement is a big one today, and it is causing many problems throughout our country and I believe even…

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Habits, Intentional Living, Spiritual health

Does Prayer Matter?

Does my prayer Matter to God?
Amy / January 6, 2016

Why pray? Does it really matter if we pray? Does prayer change God’s mind? Does prayer really impact things at all? There are times when I pray that it feels like what I say is just bouncing off the ceiling. There are other times when I feel like God is right next to me talking with me about the burdens…

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Intentional Living, Spiritual health

Prayer Challenge for 2016

Amy / December 21, 2015

Over the past year I have had a growing feeling that I need to be more intentional about prayer and being still before the Lord. A call to more prayer has been something I have felt on my life since I was a teen, only I wasn’t as disciplined about it as I felt I should be. During this past…

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Family, Intentional Living

Parenting Surprises

Amy / December 17, 2015

I don’t know about your house, but we have a little bit of this attitude, seen here in this picture going on at our house! Our youngest is one that really likes to believe she is in charge of everything. She doesn’t like to sleep, she doesn’t like to share, she doesn’t like it when you tell her to do…

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Intentional Living, Spiritual health

Cultivating Thankfulness: Offerings

Amy / November 28, 2015

Over the past week we have been walking through ways that we can cultivate thankfulness in our everyday lives. We started off by remembering what God has done for us, proclaiming to others what God is doing and has done and yesterday we discussed how when we live for God our lives demonstrate our thankfulness to him by reflecting God.…

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Intentional Living, Spiritual health

Cultivating Thanksgiving: Demonstrating

Amy / November 27, 2015

This week we have been looking at four steps that help us to cultivate thanksgiving in our lives. First we discussed the importance of remembering what God has done. Second we talked about proclaiming to others what God has done. Today we are going to look at the third element in cultivating thanksgiving. This third element is demonstrating to others…

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Intentional Living, Spiritual health

Cultivating Thanksgiving: Proclaiming

Amy / November 25, 2015

Yesterday we looked at the first key element in cultivating thanksgiving which was to remeber. Today we are going to look at the second key element. This element is Proclaiming. Once we have remembered the things that God has done for us we need to take the time and tell other people about what we have remembered. There is really…

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Intentional Living, Spiritual health

Cultivating Thanksgiving: Remember

Cultivating Thanksgiving requires us to remember
Amy / November 24, 2015

Cultivating thankfulness can be a constant battle. It is so easy to find myself grumbling and complaining because of some difficulty or hardship that I am dealing with in my daily life. We have seen from the people of Israel that God isn’t pleased when we grumble. God wants us to be cultivating thankfulness in our everyday lives. I have…

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