Encouragement for Moms · Homemaking

Looking Beyond Today

About one year ago, I started looking into becoming more proactive about preparedness.  For far too long, I had really flown by the seat of my pants when it came to this.  As a homeschooling, work-at-home mama to eight, I never could seem to find balance.  We often ran out of items, and made multiple… Continue reading Looking Beyond Today

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Mary & Martha

Crisis Pregnancy Center Fundraiser

Hello, friends!  Today is a special day.  Today I'm officially launching my Mary & Martha website, and to celebrate, I'm donating 15% of all sales from now through the weekend to one of my favorite causes, Life Matters Outreach. As a new consultant with Mary & Martha, I knew I wanted my Launch Event to… Continue reading Crisis Pregnancy Center Fundraiser

Homemaking · Mary & Martha

God-Honoring Home Décor 50% Off Flash Sale

Good morning, ladies.  Mary & Martha just announced a wonderful flash sale through Monday, Oct. 16th.  I'm very excited to say that the pictured items are half-off for a limited time. I’ve recently become an Independent Consultant with Mary & Martha, which is a company dedicated to inspirational living.   Consultants receive a 25% discount on… Continue reading God-Honoring Home Décor 50% Off Flash Sale

Encouragement for Moms · Homemaking

A Homemaker’s Thought Life

Throughout the day, my mind is always at work.  I'm constantly thinking about something.  The Lord has blessed homemakers with a busy life, full of ample opportunities to bless others with our service. My day always begins with my thoughts.  How my day goes largely is dependent on this.  If I keep my mind on… Continue reading A Homemaker’s Thought Life

The Amish Schoolmarm

Amish Historical Fiction – The Amish Schoolmarm Part 2

Hello, and welcome to the continuation of my story.  I pray that you have a blessed day! You can read Part 1 here. Hattie gasped as her heart rate quickened once more after just returning to its normal pace since losing Leah.    While she was counting on this job offer to give her Leah a… Continue reading Amish Historical Fiction – The Amish Schoolmarm Part 2

Holidays

Choosing the Old Path – Thoughts about the Feast of Tabernacles

I can hardly sleep I'm so excited. This evening at sundown marks the beginning of The Feast of Tabernacles (or Sukkot)! No, we are not Jewish. My husband was brought up in the Southern Baptist church, and my background consists of a mix of Catholicism, a Pentecostal-like environment, and a more contemporary church. I became… Continue reading Choosing the Old Path – Thoughts about the Feast of Tabernacles

The Amish Schoolmarm

Amish Historical Fiction – The Amish Schoolmarm Part 1

Hello, friends!  About one year ago I was a finalist in a Love Inspired writing contest.  My story didn't make it to publication, but I thought I would begin sharing it here, piece by piece.  I had such fun writing it.  It is a Historical Amish Romance novel titled The Amish Schoolmarm.  The Amish way… Continue reading Amish Historical Fiction – The Amish Schoolmarm Part 1

Family Life · Homemaking

Ideas that Maximize Sleep Space in Your Home

When we moved into our new home a few weeks ago, I was skeptical as to how our sleeping arrangements were going to work out. You see, we are a family of ten, and squeezing into a home with two small secondary bedrooms wasn't exactly ideal in my opinion. We had been doing just fine… Continue reading Ideas that Maximize Sleep Space in Your Home