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30 Day Wife Encouragement Challenge pdf

Obviously it has been a long time since I’ve updated this blog. I got busy doing other things – and there is LOTS of good information out there for marriages and living a happy and blessed life. I still get a number of requests for the 30_Day_Wife_Encouragement Challenge, which I am very thankful for. While … Continue reading

What Will You Do With This Day?

Not too long ago a Facebook friend posted the message “You only get one today, what are you going to do with it?” Each day brings with it a plethora of options: You can start off by sleeping in or getting up early. You can shower first or eat first. You can cook breakfast or … Continue reading

Getting Out of Complacency and Finding Joy

This is a follow-up to the two previous posts on complacency inspired by this week’s In Other Words quote. The first two posts are Complacency Should Not be a Permanet Address and Complacency – The Danger and the Hope. com-pla-cen-cy – a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, … Continue reading

Share Your Thoughts

Giving you a heads-up on two upcoming opportunities to share your thoughts with the world. Want this button? On Monday, June 7, join e-Mom at Chrysallis to share your honeymoon experience and/or thoughts on Marriage Monday Share your own honeymoon experience (family-friendly) or your advice for couples planning a honeymoon. Get the details at Marriage … Continue reading

Starbucks, Here I Come!

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to win a Starbucks gift card from Joanne at One So Blessed. She was giving the card away as a promotion for a series she was doing for the month of February. When I received the card I was going through a time of not knowing what … Continue reading

It’s Not About Me

Anyone who has been in Christian circles over the past 10 years or so knows “it’s not about me.” Whether you agree with Rick Warren’s beliefs or not, he taught us as Christians that our lives are not about us, they are about God and his kingdom. I’ve also learned that “it’s not about me” … Continue reading

It’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin’

Sharing with you today a story of shame and redemption that is for all of us. Just as Christ lovingly held out his hand to Mary and spoke her name, he offers his nail-scarred hand to you and whispers your name in love and redemption. When Shame Speaks, Kristen Schiffman, Exemplify Online and Magazine Yours … Continue reading

Everyday Thankfulness in the Grace Community

40. A wonderful day of quilting with friends 39. Tea cookies on a china platter 38. Coffee in china cups 37. Voices chattering softly 36. Women’s hands working silently 35. Patterns deciphered with years of experience 34. Coordinating squares of fabric stacked high 33. A rotary cutter silenty cutting strips of fabric 32. Fat quarters … Continue reading