Holidays can be super stressful, can’t they? When do you get together with family? Do you alternate holidays with your side and your husband’s side? Do you try to cram both sides in the same day, the same weekend, the same week? It’s exhausting! A few years ago, my husband and I started our favorite … Continue reading Our Favorite Christmas Tradition
Book Giveaway – Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm
I have partnered with The Children's Book Review and author Lori Adams to bring you a special book giveaway of Lori's latest book, Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm. Avalina Jones and the Eye of the StormWritten by Lori Adams Publisher’s Synopsis: When a young girl learns she is the Last Heir of … Continue reading Book Giveaway – Avalina Jones and the Eye of the Storm
Book Giveaway – Merry Christmas, Eve!
I have partnered with The Children's Book Review, Krueger Wallace Press, and Riven Rock Projects to bring you a special book giveaway for Adam Wallace's newest book, Merry Christmas, Eve! EDIT: THE GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED Merry Christmas, Eve!Written by Adam WallaceIllustrated by Lena Bardy Ages 4+ | 36 PagesPublisher: Krueger Wallace Press & Riven Rock … Continue reading Book Giveaway – Merry Christmas, Eve!
Leave the Mess and Take the Picture
Mama, Take the picture, no matter what’s in the background. I was searching through old photos on the computer to find one in particular (to no avail), but the longer I looked, the more my heart filled with joy as I saw smile after smile of my kids in their childhood messes. I went past … Continue reading Leave the Mess and Take the Picture
Interview with the Authors of The Friendly Bookshelf
I have partnered with The Children's Book Review and authors Blossom Children's Media Group, LLC for a special author interview with Caroline and Katherine Brickley, authors of The Friendly Bookshelf. Be sure to check out the book giveaway at the end of the interview. Publisher’s Synopsis: Meet Bibli, a brave little library bookshelf in search … Continue reading Interview with the Authors of The Friendly Bookshelf
Our Prayers Don’t Have to be Perfect
We sat in a circle at the end of Bible study, everyone taking a turn to pray for something that had been shared earlier. I could feel the panic rise within me. I wanted to get up and run away. Maybe I could escape to the bathroom, but that would be obvious, wouldn’t it? I … Continue reading Our Prayers Don’t Have to be Perfect
The Beauty of Change
We’re in the middle of this beautiful time where the leaves are changing. The colors around us pop, and there’s beauty everywhere. But we wouldn’t have that beauty without change. I have been someone to shy away from change. I usually want things to stay the same. I want things to be constant and predictable. … Continue reading The Beauty of Change
Sweet Friend, Slow Down
Sweet friend, Slow down. I see you rushing around, trying to get everything done, but all it’s doing is causing you more stress and anxiety. I know you think that as you cross more off your list, you’ll feel better, but I see you adding even more to it. You constantly find another thing that … Continue reading Sweet Friend, Slow Down
Our Hope and Refuge
Sweet friend, I don’t know what hard thing you’re facing right now, but I know something is staring you in the face, trying to get you to back down. It continually shows up, making you feel discouraged and defeated. Your eyes are heavy, and your feet are tired. The weight on your shoulders pulls you … Continue reading Our Hope and Refuge
You Don’t Need to Hide Your Past
Dear Friend, I know you are ashamed of your past. You’re ashamed of the mistakes you’ve made. You’re ashamed of the struggles you’ve dealt with. You’re ashamed of what somebody did to you. You try to hide it from the rest of the world, hoping it will disappear into the shadows, but it keeps coming back … Continue reading You Don’t Need to Hide Your Past
Book Review – We Can Color!
I have partnered with The Children’s Book Review and Daniel Gershkovitz to bring you a book review of Daniel’s latest book, We Can Color - Fun & Facts Coloring Book: The Coolest Trucks in the World! This is so much more than a simple coloring book. It’s packed with many facts about different types of … Continue reading Book Review – We Can Color!
Book Review – Just Be Yourself, Dragon!
The first day of school can be frightening for anyone, even dragons. On her first day at Village School, Dragon hides and is nervous because she doesn’t know what to expect from being at school.But with the help of her friends, she learns the importance of being herself.Bianca Schulze has written another engaging and interactive … Continue reading Book Review – Just Be Yourself, Dragon!
Book Giveaway – Eudora Space Kid
I have partnered with The Children's Book Review and author David Horn to bring you a book giveaway of Eudora Space Kid. Eudora Space Kid Written by David Horn Ages 6-10 | 97 Pages Publisher: David Horn | ISBN-13: 9781736677407 Publisher’s Synopsis: Eudora is a typical 3rd grader. A typical 3rd grader who lives on … Continue reading Book Giveaway – Eudora Space Kid
The Comparison Game is Stealing Your Joy
Sweet friend, I know you look at everyone around you and think they have it all together. You want to be like them with their seemingly perfect lives. You cut yourself down time and time again because you feel like you don’t measure up. You feel worthless, and you’re exhausted from carrying this weight. Don’t … Continue reading The Comparison Game is Stealing Your Joy
To the Mom Trying to Hold it Together
To the mama trying to hold it all together, I see the smile you show the rest of the world. I see the way you do everything you can to make sure things run smoothly, but I also see the truth you’re hiding from others. Maybe you’re even trying to hide it from yourself. You're … Continue reading To the Mom Trying to Hold it Together