Friendships, Home, Intentional Living, Spiritual health

Mothering in Community

Women are Scary
Amy / July 14, 2015

  Are you Mothering alone?  Perhaps you are working together with your husband, and life in general is going well, but are you as a mother alone?  Do your days consist primarily of you tending to your home and children?  Perhaps you are a working mommy who rushes about working hard to get everything done that is on your to…

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Family, Home, Homeschool, Parenting, Spiritual health

Media Choices

What we view on TV impacts how we think, and if we are not careful we are going to fill our hearts with things we shouldn't.
Amy / July 13, 2015

Keeping up Appearances Some time ago my daughters danced with glee while watching a Barbie movie. I do not like Barbie, and was hesitant about letting them watch the silly thing at all. As I watched them get excited, and dance along with the characters on the screen,  and get anxious and nervous as the tension rose, I was reminded…

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Spiritual health

Discipline

Amy / July 9, 2015

This past week has been a week where I often want to say, “I just don’t feel like doing ________ today.” When I was single I had a lot more freedom to get away with that sort of behavior. I could go days and weeks using the excuse, “I just don’t feel like doing __________” and not do much of…

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Spiritual health

Cultivating Contentment

Amy / July 1, 2015

Do you struggle with having a joyful heart? I have struggled with depression on and off for years, and in the process of these ups and downs of life I can find that my joy is gone. I begin to feel sorry for myself and spend too much time having pity parties. I am learning that there are things we…

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marriage, Spiritual health

Learning to Love our husbands.

Amy / June 27, 2015

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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Spiritual health

You Can Trust Him

Amy / June 24, 2015

“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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Bible Study, Spiritual health, Suffering

Proverbs Week 1

Amy / June 18, 2015

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

Amy / June 18, 2015

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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Book Promotions, Spiritual health, Wife

The Discipline of Prayer

Amy / June 16, 2015

Do you want to pray more for your marriage but you find it difficult to know what to pray for? Maybe you are in a rut and find yourself praying the same prayer over your marriage, but you really want something more. I personally have found that I am not as consistent in praying over my marriage as I should…

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Spiritual health, Suffering

Day By Day

Amy / June 15, 2015

Yesterday I stood outside in the heat of a June afternoon and watched a man say good-bye to his wife. The sky was that lovely blue of a warm summer day, and popcorn clouds floated dreamily across. The grass of the cemetery grounds was the perfect shade of green, evidence of the abundant rains we have seen over the past…

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