30 People, Day 17: Miss Fran

Shout-Out to Miss Fran – you taught me a lot about life, joy, love, what’s really important, and what kind of old lady I want to be. Through our many hours of visits at your retirement home, later the nursing home, and finally on the hospital bed where you left this world to meet Jesus,…

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30 People, Day 5: Granny

Shout-Out to Granny, the great-grandparent I got to know the longest. I loved your hairdresser chair, your cuckoo clock, your fancy couch, and your stories of growing up during the Great Depression. But I think what I’m most grateful for from you is your gift of cooking. The love of cooking skipped a couple of…

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First Friday Favorites #4 – Spices

  We’ve just relocated from our house in town where we stay in the winter, out to the summer camp where we live and work for most of the year. Here at camp, we live in a small apartment, where the kitchen situation is – well – quite minimal! We have a microwave, mini-fridge, toaster…

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Life Lessons from Yoga

What’s your go-to favorite workout? Mine is definitely yoga! I love it because not only is it stretching, toning, a full-body workout, energizing, and healthy – it’s also gentle. While I enjoy the occasional Zumba session, generally, crazy intense cardio workouts are not my thing. Yoga is perfect for me. Last year I discovered the…

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When You Can’t Make Eye Contact With God

If you happened to read what my March goals were in my last post, you might noticed under the Spiritual Goals heading, I wrote, “Engage with Him throughout the day.”  Why is this one of my focus areas? What does it mean? A couple of years ago, I read the book Every Bitter Thing is…

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My Favorite Bra

Yes, this is a blog post about bras. *insert blushing face* But seriously, we all wear them and everybody knows it, so it’s okay to talk about it, right? Today I want to tell you about my new favorite!! Introducing…. the Coobie Bra. It’s a wireless, SUPER comfortable, pull-over-your-head bra with removable pads. For me,…

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Continuous Revival {Giveaway}

Hello friends! I wanted to tell y’all about a fantastic little book I read this past week. Yes, you heard me right – I read a whole book in less than a week. Me, myself, who takes literally months to read a book. Let me show you how small it is: See? Easy read. Now…

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First Friday Favorites #2 – Homey Decor Things

This month for First Friday Favorites, I want to show you some creative, decorative things I’ve done in my home recently that I just LOVE. I’m not much of a decorator nor a crafter, unfortunately. But these are simple things that just make me smile when I look at them. Which, in my opinion, are…

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Tracking My Year in Words

For 2017, one of my big goals is to consistently use a planner. I’m mainly going to need this organizational skill over the camp season when life, work, and ministry are busy busy busy and full of deadlines. That starts up in May, but I’m trying to get into the habit already, in this slightly-less-busy…

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Valentine’s is coming… here’s a sweet deal on cards!

Hey sweet readers! I just thought you should know that Dayspring.com has some sweet promotions going on for Valentine’s Day cards right now! Yes, Valentine’s Day…. I know how we all dread it…. but February 14th is less than a month away. I’m not a huge fan of the holiday myself, even as a wife,…

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