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A Month of Thankfulness – Thankful for Family Memories

This past weekend was bittersweet for my family and I. After a few weeks of praying and family meetings, we decided to sell our camper and give up our amazing spot at a beautiful campground. The memories of all the fun we had while camping came flooding back to me, along with a few tears.…
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Weekend Inspiration – A Month of Thankfulness

Happy November! I love this time of the year because this month brings family, food, friends, and football together! With Thanksgiving coming up in less than three weeks (say what?!?), it seems appropriate to reflect on what we are truly thankful for. And boy, do we have a lot be thankful for! Take some time…
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Lukewarm vs White-Hot

Over the past month, I have shared my testimony and wrote about the people who have played a significant part in my walk with Christ. I always call myself a late-bloomer when describing this faith journey that I am on. While I was baptized at the age of 29, my faith journey did not take off…
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Weekend Inspiration – “Breathe” by Priscilla Shirer

Happy Friday friends! My family and I are currently enjoying a few days off from work and school. Aside from parent/teacher conferences and getting some writing assignments completed for submission, I am using some of my time just to breathe and relax. And by relaxing, I mean watching Christmas movies on both Hallmark channels! Like…
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Refreshing Our Souls with Silence and Solitude

With only a few more days of October left, we will soon be facing the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Before the chaos begins, now is a perfect time to refresh our souls. The definition of refresh is: verb (used with object) to provide new vigor and energy by rest, food, etc. (often used reflexively). to stimulate (the memory). to make fresh again; reinvigorate or cheer (a person, the mind, spirits, etc.). Refreshing our souls sounds easy, doesn’t it? If only…
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Weekend Inspiration – “Only Jesus” from Casting Crowns

Happy Friday my friends! Yesterday, I heard the new Casting Crowns song on my local Christian music station, WCIC, and I wanted to share it with you.   I have to admit, this song brought tears me to tears.  Yes, I want to leave a legacy for my future generations, but the most important thing…
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Lessons that I Have Learned from My Children

Being the only female in a house full of males (including the dog!) can be interesting at times. Aside from the strange smells, and the unusual sounds coming from them, life with my male tribe is something that I would not trade for all the money in the world. While it is true that parenting teenagers are challenging…
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Weekend Inspiration – Colossians 2:6-7

Happy Friday, sweet friends! True to Illinois fashion, our state went from summer to winter in a little over 48 hours. There is a chance for light snow (that is not a typo!) this morning! While talking with a co-worker yesterday, it suddenly dawned on us; this weather is nothing compared to the devastation that the…
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The Legacy of a Faithful Grandparent

Last week, I began a four-week online class on writing my memoir. A few days before it started,  I questioned myself as to why I had enrolled in this class.  I’m just a wife and mom, who would want to read my memoir? With the Holy Spirit guiding me on, I realized that the enemy…
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It’s My Birthday! 46 Random Things about Me

In honor of my 46th birthday today, I thought I would let you, my wonderful blog readers know a little more about myself. Some are obvious; others are quirky! I was born and raised in Indiana, so I am a Hoosier. I remember the very first house we lived in, and it had a little…
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