Homemaking

"Almost every task a mother performs in the course of a normal day could be considered a transformation. Disorder to order, dirty clothes to clean, unhappy children to peaceful, empty fridge to full. Every day we fight against disorder, filth, starvation, and lawlessness, and some days we might almost succeed. And then, while we sleep, everything unravels and we start again in the morning — transforming."

Rachel Jankovic

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The Caped Cute-Sader

I’ve always despised February. It’s so…pink. And the birthdays. Good gracious, the birthdays. And anniversaries. And proposals. I know like 20 wonderful people born or married or proposed to in February, many within days of each other. So let’s face it: before Facebook gave me an excuse to stop sending people cards in the actual…

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Seeing Through the Simple

“Joy is always a function of gratitude–and gratitude is always a function of perspective. If we are going to change our lives, what we’re going to have to change is the way we see.” ~Ann Voskamp My parents’ friend, David, used to stay at our house from time to time while he finished his Ph.D at…

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DIY Gift: Encouraging Wall Art

“If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.” ~Romans 12:8 Let’s ease into this series of Christmas posts with a little gift-making idea, shall we?…

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When Motherhood is Boring

“The task of parenting is simply impossible. Any sane look at what is required of parents by God is completely and utterly overwhelming. This is why the task must be undertaken in grace, by grace, through grace, and because of grace. The grace of God in this provides two things all parents need. The first…

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Back-to-School Dinner Table

I know I’m about three weeks behind on blogging this, but I still thought it would be fun to share what our dinner table looked like for our first-day-of-school celebration. I wanted to pull off something special without spending a lot of money, so I scrounged up a few things we already had in our…

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Sex, Marriage, & Singleness Resources

Last night via a live webcast to Advance Church’s community groups, my husband briefly addressed five FAQs relating to sex, marriage, and relationships. If you missed it, you can watch it here. This morning Ryan posted a comprehensive list of resources that you will want to devour whether you are single, engaged, happily married, unhappily married,…

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Facing Monday

I wrote my Monday to-do list on Sunday night and then groaned at 5:20 AM when I knew it was time to rise and face it. After a shower, a few deep breaths, and a quick peek at the latest images coming out of Japan, I read this and put myself in check… “One reason…

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How’s Your Vineyard?

On my way to the MGM Grand this morning to help one of my favorite companies, Shootsac, set up their WPPI booth (just for the fun of it and for the free stuff!), I kept saying to myself, “Don’t forget: this is not your vineyard.” Say what? In the first chapter of Song of Songs…

 

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