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14 In Bible Study/ Faith/ Motherhood

Why And How To Start Journaling As A Mom

Why should you, as a mom, know how to start journaling?  Journaling can be a way of freedom for the mom that feels stuck, either mentally or physically.   What do I mean?   Well, when I was a teenager I had a lot of issues.  I had overprotective parents and zero friends. Yea, it was a bad situation.  So during the summers I really had nothing to do, no camp, no parks, nothing except time to journal. This outlet…

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5 In Bible Study/ Faith/ Homeschooling/ Motherhood

A Bible Journal For Moms | FROM THE HEART Journal

Have you ever been too busy to spend time with God? Yeah, me too. It’s not that I don’t want to…I really, truly do. I crave that time with my Bible and the Lord. But as a busy homeschooling mom of 7, I know there is always something to do, always someone who needs something. I know, without a doubt, that if I spend time with God each day, he will bless that time abundantly and help me get through…

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2 In Simplify The Season

How To Celebrate Christmas During Tough Times

As someone who finds Christmas as the only redeemable aspect of the awful season of winter, I am honestly anticipating the most wonderful time of the year with a little bit of backseat dread in my heart. For the past 5 months, my family has been living out of boxes in our home.  Back in April, we had a soot puffback in our house from our oil burner.  As a result, we had to pack up and empty out our…

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My Favorite Christmas Eve Tradition

My husband and I both grew up in families that had the tradition of re-enacting the nativity on Christmas Eve. This has become a treasured memory for both of us, and we look forward to it every year.  As we have attended these devotionals over the years, I have noticed some things that have made these re-enactments more meaningful.   A Script. We usually read directly from the Bible, and I’ve found that the most engaging re-enactments happened when everyone…

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1 In Simplify The Season

Drop the Expectations this Holiday Season and Treasure the Reason for the Season

On Thanksgiving we sit around a table with family and friends, eat way too much delicious food, and think about all the blessings in our lives. It’s honestly one of my favorite holidays, because we slow down enough to truly enjoy what’s around us, to recognize all the good things in our lives. And then we wake up the next day, in a Christmas-minded frenzy that continues until December 25th. Black Friday shopping sales. Perfecting cookie recipes for that upcoming…

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8 In Bible Study/ Faith/ Simplify The Season

5 Ways to Worship Jesus This Christmas

Christmas can either be a hectic time of year, or as the classic carol says, “the most wonderful.” What is the difference between the two? How can we take hold of its joy? The one word answer is worship. In the midst of decorating, baking, wrapping presents, and more, we can have a heart stilled and grateful over our Savior’s love – that He left the grand courts of heaven to come to us and make us His own. “Intentional”…

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16 In Simplify The Season

A Tradition of Remembering

Some traditions begin on a whim, and yet in their simplicity, they become a profound bedrock of family celebrations, rich in meaning and steeped in value. And it’s not until we’re given a glimpse backward that we realize how they’ve imprinted faith on our hearts and grounded us in hope for the future. I remember it began early in our marriage, with a simple “baby’s first Christmas” ornament, hung on a short, barren tree, between a few golden baubles. Like…

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16 In Faith/ Homemaking/ Motherhood/ Personal Growth

My Favorite Podcasts for Christian Women

Podcasts for Christian Women, Christian mothers

I listen to a podcast almost daily. I hardly ever wear headphones, which means most of the time I’m listening, my children are also listening. We know that what we fill our minds with each day is what will eventually come out of our mouths. Romans 10:17 tells us this: “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” What we listen to has the power to deepen or weaken our faith. That is why it is important that we…

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14 In Bible Study/ Faith

I AM | July 2017 Illustrated Faith Kit

Illustrated Faith July Kit I AM Devotional Bible Journaling

Hello everyone! I’m super excited to bring the newest Illustrated Faith I AM Devotional Kit to you today! They partnered with Melisa Garcia from Pie in The Sky this month and I think you are really going to love her artwork but, most importantly, her heart in this kit. In the Illustrated Faith ‘I Am’ devotional kit, Melisa Garcia invites you on a two-week journey to dig deeper into knowing Christ. “I learned early on that if I wanted to know who I…

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13 In Faith/ Motherhood/ Personal Growth

10 Must Read Books for Christian Moms

At this point, I think it’s safe to say that you all know I am a huge bookworm. I make time to read every single day, even as a busy homeschooling mom. It is that important to me. I read many personal growth type books, but often I will read books to inspire and encourage me on my spiritual journey. It depends on the season I am in and what I need. You may have seen that I tend to write…

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