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I’m the mother of a little boy who gets ECSTATIC every time he sees a garbage or delivery truck. I have seen the joy this little boy had when his favorite UPS driver delivered the ultimate gift …

I’ve got to invest in some quality, yet comfortable shoes before summer …

Heard of Popeye’s Chicken? One of the most amazing individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting in person is Popeye’s CEO, Cheryl Bachelder. Her story and relentless spirit to remain faithful despite an atmosphere of discontent and doubt is an inspiration. She’s also written a book, Dare to Serve, on servant leadership based on the Christian principle: it is better to serve than be served …

Another woman I was blessed to meet during my brief visit to Ashley, North Dakota was

By | March 8th, 2018|1 Comment

Thursday Tidbits

I’m proud to be a part of the #SheReadsTruth community and looking forward to the Open Your Bible women’s study later this month.

Heard this song on the radio yesterday and it moved me with its truth to want Jesus more than anything …

Despite all the nastiness and ridiculousness happening in our country and education system, THIS should be viewed by every student, parent, educator, and world leader. Remind your loved ones how much they inspire you …

A great reminder that women need to teach, preach, and lead in The Church …

We will always be a Chick-Fil-A family …

If you’re looking for attire to wear on St. Patrick’s Day, look no further …

Another t-shirt I need for my Easter wardrobe …

By | March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Resolution Update | February 2018

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I swear I just posted my January update, where does the time go? No need to wander, let’s talk about February:

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Read the Bible in a year (again … with my favorite plan) Doing well – not perfect – but that’s okay.
Continue monthly tithe to church ( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ) Two down; 10 to go.
Facilitate a Bible study for women and mothers Becoming MomStrong concludes today (Feb […]

By | February 28th, 2018|1 Comment

2018 National Farm Machinery Show

If you have a man in your life who’s crazy about all things farming, especially trucks, tractors, implements, and heavy equipment, you’ve got to take them to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky!!!!! We just returned from a family getaway and had so much fun – Kamden was in Little Boy Heaven the entire time.

Needless to say, Kamden and Husband had a WONDERFUL time at the National Farm Machinery Show and we’re already planning next year’s […]

By | February 27th, 2018|0 Comments

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If you like onion rings, try this twist using bell peppers

31 things children should do more often …

When you’re too young / not tall enough to sneak into a movie …

We just returned from a quick getaway to Louisville, Kentucky to visit family and take Kamden to the National Farm Machinery Show. Of course they both loved seeing all the tractors and farm equipment. Now, we’re already planning our next family adventure and this solidifies the need to invest in experiences rather than material stuff …

We’re a little over a week into Lent but this is a wonderful devotional to prepare yourself for Easter …

I’m making this mac-n-cheese for a group lunch tomorrow …

The family that prays together, stays together. Kamden and I have a nightly bedtime ritual […]

By | February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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This penny date is genius …

What the Church can learn from the Olympics

An important message for parents

Humbling truth that bigger isn’t always better

Stories like this are so fascinating to me …

My pursuit to clear the clutter continues …

The perfect piece for our family of three …

If you’re looking for a soft, luxurious, non-skid bathmat, this is it …

By | February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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Being a fan of the underdog, I was excited for the #PhiladelphiaEagles to win #SuperBowlLII. But I was even more impressed with Gisele Bundchen’s (Tom Brady’s wife) lesson to their children about sportsmanship and losing gracefully …

The beauty of Ash Wednesday on Valentine’s Day …

Do you dry brush? Tell me more …

Funeral Food is definitely a thing in the South and we take our comfort food very seriously …

How to stop spending unnecessary money

Five things to teach your children about protecting themselves from sexual abuse …

Valentine’s Day is next week … here are 23 easy crafts that require no special skill, 25 passionate texts to send your Sweetie, and everybody needs an easy chocolate mousse recipe to devour on Cupid’s Day.

By | February 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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One of the most interesting articles about debt, the U.S. economy, and a probable catastrophe affecting millions of people and trillions of dollars I’ve ever read that has led Husband and I to seriously consider our future and how/where we investment …

For anyone who’s ever felt underestimated or overlooked, remember Esther

Let’s be honest, this year’s Super Bowl is all about the commercials and food. Check out these recipes for the InstaPot and who could say no to creamy mac-n-cheese with a crunchy, buttery topping?!

40 things followers of Jesus do …

I’ve always wanted to compete on Wheel of Fortune but this reminds me that big winnings are expensive …

One of Kamden’s favorite childhood books is The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so watching this brought nature’s transformative process to life for […]

By | February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Resolution Update | January 2018

 

Hello, January … one month down, eleven more to go.

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Read the Bible in a year (again … with my favorite plan) Facilitating the Bible study for moms has helped me stay in The Word nearly every day, and most days I read more than what’s required because once I start it’s difficult to stop. I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Old Testament, which I’m pretty fond of simply because of the stories, people, and events leading to Jesus himself. 
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By | January 31st, 2018|0 Comments

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It’s not secret I love homemade pimento cheese but these dance moves make it taste even better …

If you and your significant other are looking for something special to do on Valentine’s Day

Kamden watched his first movie on his 4th birthday and really enjoyed it. Here’s a list of the best kids’ movies coming out in 2018

I may have found my son’s ultimate dream job … I’m kidding, but not really …

WARNING: you’re going to need tissues for this

One of my favorite signs from Smallwoods is on clearance …

The strongest predictor of how long you’ll live (and it’s not what you think) …

One of my former students is selling t-shirts in order to raise money for her mission trip to Thailand. I’m slightly jealous (okay, […]

By | January 25th, 2018|0 Comments