Family Life · Holidays

Pieces of Our Christ-Centered Hanukkah Celebration

This week has been busy. The Festival of Lights, or Hanukkah, began on Tuesday evening, and we have been celebrating the joy of Jesus being our light, and thinking about ways to rededicate our "temples," or lives/bodies to the Lord. I have many thoughts about Hanukkah, and how to celebrate in a Jesus-honoring way, but… Continue reading Pieces of Our Christ-Centered Hanukkah Celebration

Encouragement for Moms · Family Life

Teaching Our Daughters About Biblical Womanhood

Teaching our daughters about Biblical Womanhood is so very important. Several years ago, my oldest daughters and I went through much of the Bright Lights material together (which I highly recommend). Over the past few months, my eleven-year-old and I began a study about Modesty by Queen Homeschool. Yesterday, I had an epiphany that it… Continue reading Teaching Our Daughters About Biblical Womanhood

Encouragement for Moms · Family Life

Learning to be Content {with My Husband’s Income}

As a Christian, contentment is one of the keys to living a joyful and full life.  And yet, much too often I find myself always wanting more. We are bombarded everyday with advertisements.  For me, the especially lovely things, such as the Pioneer Woman Slow Cooker, catch my eye.  On Instagram this week, I shared… Continue reading Learning to be Content {with My Husband’s Income}

Family Life · Mary & Martha

Thoughts on Thankfulness & Last Chance to Order Your Thanksgiving Tea Towel

Hello, ladies! Today, I was simply overwhelmed with thankfulness for all that the Lord has done for us. I realized a few seeds of discontentment had been growing in my heart lately, and I want to nip that right in the bud! This topic certainly deserves a blog post of it’s own, and I’ll get… Continue reading Thoughts on Thankfulness & Last Chance to Order Your Thanksgiving Tea Towel

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

Family Life · Homemaking

Reasons to Downsize into a Smaller Home

We have recently downsized. And let me tell ya, it has been really hard for me to do. I had no idea just how attached I was to stuff. And space. Without even realizing it, I had attached myself to items that don't even matter. Downsizing is sanctifying. It really is. Every time I ignore… Continue reading Reasons to Downsize into a Smaller Home

Family Life · Marriage

Why Women Should Not Be Spiritual Teachers

I know most people will probably not agree with this post.  I apologize in advance if it steps on some toes. For many years now, I've done my best to work through spiritual growing pains which were a result from growing up in a feminist household.  I thought I had everything worked out. But, while… Continue reading Why Women Should Not Be Spiritual Teachers

Family Life · Homemaking

How We Paid Off Over $30,000 of Debt in Less than Six Months

If you would have told me six months ago that we would be $30,000 less in debt today, I would have laughed. We were seriously tapped out.  Unless I put in time at my etsy store, I thought that we had absolutely no money to squeeze out of our budget each month.  Well, if you… Continue reading How We Paid Off Over $30,000 of Debt in Less than Six Months

Current Events · Family Life

Lest We Cause Others to Stumble…Lessons Learned from Beauty and the Beast

My girls and I had been super excited to watch the new live action rendition of Beauty and the Beast in theaters. I'm not sure if we are going to see it or not, but that's really not either here nor there.  That's not what this post is about. As Christians, we often want to… Continue reading Lest We Cause Others to Stumble…Lessons Learned from Beauty and the Beast

Family Life · Homemaking

Becoming Debt Free! (Our New Year Resolution)

It's been quiet on the blog for a short while.  Through a series of events which are nothing less than "God things," my husband and I have decided to put all of our effort towards getting out of debt. Over the fall, I was searching for ways to become more of a blessing to my family. … Continue reading Becoming Debt Free! (Our New Year Resolution)