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Why We Do a Yearly Marriage Retreat (for Two)

Six and a half years ago I had the privilege of saying, “I do” to a tall, gentle, steadfast, godly man. My young 22 year-old-self did not understand what a catch he truly was. All I knew was that God was in it. Now, three kids later, I am still learning to mine this precious relationship for all it has… Read more

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On Serving My Family in a World Where Serving Isn’t Cool

I wrote a post a while back for The Humbled Homemaker called “Make Your Home a Sanctuary: 5 Questions to Get You There.” It was popular on her site and was met with a gracious and affirming reception. Recently, however, it was picked up and shared by a large Facebook site with no Christian ties. The negative reaction was truly… Read more

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How to Enjoy Housework Instead of Dreading It!

Would you like to figure out how to enjoy housework? Here’s what worked for me! You guys. I figured out how to make myself look forward to housework and enjoy it! This has been such a breakthrough! How I started to enjoy housework It all started when I decided I should read books by Christian thinkers and influencers (you know, since I’m a… Read more

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Living Simply Is Living Within Your Means

There’s a cycle I’ve observed in the world. In fact, I see it in my own life. It goes like this: Two individuals get married. They have two incomes, plenty of time and enthusiasm. They are excited about their careers. This allows them to have the nice things they want, so they purchase a home on the upper end of their budget, finance… Read more

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Homemaking Is a Ministry

Over the past two years, I’ve slowly gotten into homemaking. Now, it’s sort of “my thing.” I didn’t see it coming, but somewhere along the way, I began to realize the eternal, beautiful, godly, glorious significance of Biblical homemaking. I began to see that this is much more than cleaning toilets. Godly homemaking is the intermingling of craft and work for the purpose of… Read more

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A Super-Simple Homeschool Preschool Lesson Planning Approach

Homeschool preschool doesn’t have to be complicated! Here is a how we do our super-simple homeschool preschool lesson planning. I’ve entertained the idea of homeschooling almost ever since our first child was born. To be honest, I’m still not sure what my husband and I will choose to do, but I’m committed to fully exploring this option. So, I’m giving it… Read more

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Are Toys Everywhere Driving You Crazy? Get Your Sanity Back.

I have learned a very wonderful secret about the constant toy mess my three little kids make. What is it? …I have control. Now I don’t mean “controlling” my children by making them pick up after themselves or only play with one thing at a time. Honestly, that drives me more insane than if I just do it myself because that’s a… Read more

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