Prayers Spoken, Lives Changed (A FREE Ebook for everyone!)

I don't know many (any?!) moms who can't use the encouragement that prayer offers. Today's Celebrating Mom! giveaway is for everyone. Jennifer O. White of Prayerfully Speaking is here to encourage us to keep believing #GodAnswers prayer. AND she is offering us her free ebook, Prayers Spoken, Lives Changed: God’s Extraordinary Love in 18 Ordinary Lives. Do you need … [Read more...]

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Yes. Do that.

Ash Wednesday was yesterday, and for those of us who practice it and look for it, the Lenten advice is flying. What to give up? What to sacrifice? What to add to your life that would be meaningful and God-honoring? Why Lent in the first place? What's the point? Shouldn't we be drawing closer to God every day, celebrating Resurrection? It's a lot to take in. After all … [Read more...]

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Halloween Fuss

Honestly? I really don't think it's worth fussin' over, this Halloween thing. Some hate it, others love it. They can be equally Christian, the haters and the lovers.  I try to dish out a fair amount of respect for others' choices and expect the same in return. We can talk church history and paganism all you want, but my children and the people we visit on Halloween … [Read more...]

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Be an Octopus

Five years and 2 children ago, I found out my then 5 year old wanted me to be an octopus. Here's her story. "I wish you were an octopus." Turning from the kitchen sink full of hot, soapy water and a pile of dirty dishes, with one eyebrow raised in "did I hear that right" curiosity, I smiled at my creative five year old -- who finally held my full attention -- and … [Read more...]

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Sunday Blessings

607. Mr. 3 succumbing to the pull of a Sunday nap after a busy weekend. 608. A crummy day ending with relaxed visiting and vegging. 609. Fall weather teasing. 610. Friends reaching out with encouragement. 611. Blowing bubbles in the yard. 612. Mocha Cinnamon Chip Cookies, blending rich flavors. (Recipe tomorrow!) 613. My little people and how their … [Read more...]

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