Family, Intentional Living, marriage, Wife

Some days I talk too much…..

Amy / October 6, 2014

During this past weekend, I was reminded of a lesson that is very important for me.  I need to be quiet. I tend to talk too much. I am not sure why exactly but perhaps it has to do with being a mother.  As a mom of 5 kids there is constant correction that takes place throughout our day.  I am constantly…

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Family, Home, Intentional Living

My Heart Craves What it Does Not Have

Amy / October 3, 2014

I find it ironic that I love reading about pioneer times.  I look to those days as quiet, and idyllic. I seem to have an image in my head that life for the pioneers was easier than life is today. I look to days of clear blue skies, and sitting at a quilting bee as being the elements of everyday…

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Book Review, Intentional Living, marriage, Married Life

Our Role in Marriage

Marriage is more than what our culture says it is.
Amy / September 20, 2014

Last year I had the privilege to be a part of Courtney Joseph’s book launch, Women Living Well I really enjoyed reading the book and being a part of the launch. Here is a review I did along with that launch.   Up until recently I have had a mentality that when my husband came home from work it was…

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Intentional Living, Spiritual health

A Sure Foundation

Amy / September 11, 2014

  Are there days when you feel like the ground is falling out from under your feet? Does the world seem so uncertain and frightening that the chaos is overwhelming? I do. Maybe it is because I live in a home with 5 very active children, or maybe I watch the news too much. But there are days when I…

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Family, Intentional Living, marriage, Spiritual health

Selfish Love.

True Love isn't Selfish -- Messy Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht.
Amy / September 8, 2014

  In the book, Messy, Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht she writes: “Most of us have good intentions. But while we desire to love people the way that they should be loved, our flesh tends to get in the way.  When I say flesh, I’m talking about every weakness that contradicts love: being impatient, jealous, unkind, proud, selfish, or arrogant, demanding…

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Family, Intentional Living, Parenting, Uncategorized

Family Friday

Amy / September 5, 2014

  Monday was a holiday, and that means Daddy was home! It is always nice when we have extra days with Daddy. (For me too!) Daniel was very generous to me on Monday.  I have some days that everything seems overwhelming and I need to hide away and just be alone. Sometimes solitude is such a sweet thing to my…

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Intentional Living, Spiritual health

A new week.

Amy / September 1, 2014

  “You have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 As we are getting ready to move into a new week I am thinking back over the past couple of weeks.  I have had many goals and I am not making progress in several of those goals.  I have felt defeated this past week. I…

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Friendships, Intentional Living, Spiritual health, Uncategorized

A Time of Change.

Amy / July 8, 2014

My neighborhood is experiencing some big changes this summer. Four of our neighbors have moved / are moving away. It has had me thinking a lot about missed opportunities and the difficulties of cultivating friendships while raising a family. I have lived in this house for nine years. I bought it two years before I married my sweet husband. Life…

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Exercise, Health, Home, Intentional Living

Spring Time!

Spring! Everything is Fresh and new again
Amy / April 5, 2014

  I just love Spring. Everything is so fresh and clean. The trees get this new green color to them as they develop their new leaves. The birds are singing, and I hear them because my windows are open. I love Spring time and the joy it brings. I have been digging in the dirt and planting a garden. I…

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