Family, marriage, Spiritual health, Wife, Womanhood

Marriage

Marriage is more than what our culture says it is.
Amy / September 6, 2014

“God has given us clear direction in the Bible that the husband is to be the leader of the home. Because each man is unique, that means each of our homes will be unique.” — Courtney Joseph “Women Living Well” Our Culture and Marriage In our culture today it is not popular to respect our men.  It is not popular…

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Home, Spiritual health

Unexpected Beauty

Amy / September 4, 2014

I am amazed at God’s creation. There is such beauty in the most ordinary things.  The above picture is an Okra flower. I am amazed at this flower. It is not a flower that is around long. We don’t grow Okra for the flowers. Yet even in a plant that we are eager to produce food for our bellies, God…

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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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Home, marriage, Spiritual health, Wife, Womanhood

Marriage can be very messy.

Amy / August 30, 2014

MessyBeautifulLove.com   I have just started getting into the book Messy, Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht. I have only gotten half-way through chapter 6, and I have found this book to be a treasure trove of precious lessons about marriage. Darlene begins the book telling the story of some bad choices she made early in her marriage.  I really like…

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Spiritual health

Choosing Thankfulness

Amy / August 22, 2014

Choosing Thankfulness Do you find it difficult to be thankful sometimes? Do the cares of this life, and the daily struggles pull you away from being thankful?  I find that certain weeks and months I am more focused on my own issues than I am focused on being thankful. I find that when I can get my eyes off myself,…

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Health Struggles, Spiritual health, Suffering

This Life I Never Expected

Many Times Life turns out differently than we expect.
Amy / August 21, 2014

In the Spring of 2002 I graduated from Toccoa Falls College. I was a missionary candidate with the CMA. Life was full of promise and expectation. My plan was to take a year off from school to recover a bit. I had spent the past four and a half years working part-time and some times full-time hours as a Respiratory…

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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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Spiritual health

Tending the Gardens of Our Hearts

Tending our hearts is something that needs to be done with diligence
Amy / June 7, 2014

Summer time has arrived! The garden is creeping along. I am enjoying being able to watch the plants grow and fill in the space I have cleared for them. When I am able to sit in my garden and work at pulling weeds or planting some new little plant, my mind often goes to the same place.  How like a…

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Healthy Eating, Spiritual health

Empowered…..maybe….

How Lovely are your dwelling places or Lord.
Amy / January 24, 2014

I have joined the current bible study that is happening over at Proverbs31.org.  This Bible study is going through Lysa TerKeurst’s book Made To Crave.  So far I have learned a good bit and I have only read through chapter 2.  I have often thought about praying when faced with the temptation of food.  I haven’t every really utilized it…

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