Faith, Life

Hymns and Spiritual Songs: The Blessing of Godly Music

Hymns and spiritual songs bless my life and teach me about God. Through learning and singing songs that proclaim truth about God and our faith, I have a ready source of reflection on God through so many situations of life. Hymns grant me access to the wisdom that countless people before me gained on their journey following God. My Hymn Roots …

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Family, Life

10 Lessons Learned: Not Another Homemaking How-To

I resent home organization tips. Maybe that’s putting it a bit strongly. But something deep within me rises up in revolt when someone tells me how often I must change my towels, what time of day I must get up, and which combination of never-ending tasks I simply must accomplish on a daily basis in order to be a proficient homemaker. I try to humble …

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Paleo Impossible Pie packs a nutritional punch into a delicious, one-pan meal with egg, broccoli, hamburger, and sweet potato.

Paleo Impossible Pie

Paleo Impossible Pie is one of my favorite simple meals to make. With countless varieties and possible combinations, this one-pan dish is a great way to easily get your veggies in without having to prepare them as a separate side dish. I grew up loving my mom’s Bisquick™ Impossible Hamburger Pie (or broccoli or cauliflower…you get the idea). This frittata …

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Faith, Life

Motherhood: Life’s Changing Seasons and Cycles

  Being a woman and a mother forces me to come to terms with the ever-changing seasons and constantly turning cycles of “normal” life. When my first child was born, my mom said to me, “Remember—babies change so fast. If it starts to get overwhelming and you can’t imagine doing this indefinitely, just wait two weeks and, most likely, you and …

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Fried Ham and Potatoes with Brussels Sprouts

Crispy ham, browned bits of potato with sweet onions and tender brussels sprouts. Uh—yum!!! This was my favorite meal as a kid (well, minus the sprouts!). My grandma and mom both made this and it was so delicious. I’m still envious of the way they can get everything perfectly browned and get all of those fabulous little blackened bits on the …

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Family, Home

Easter Bonnets

Easter bonnets are the perfect way to add some fun and a little fancy into a girl’s Easter Day celebration.  If you can’t be go all out for Easter, when can you? Honestly, I’ve always been a little concerned in the past about distracting from the focus of important religious holidays by celebrating in fun, but essentially unrelated, ways. Since having kids, …

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Milk + Chalk, Part 2: Final Product and Review

So, I’ve waited a few months between when I first told you about my adventure with chalk and milk paints and revealing the finished product. I wanted to see how the paint held up (under daily use) before I gave you my final thoughts. Some people just throw something together and then feel comfortable telling everyone “This is awesome! Do it, …

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