How to Set Goals with God’s Grace and Favor

ArynFamily, Christian Nonfiction14 Comments

Okay, so this is a little hard to write. I’ve been ‘in church’ since well before I was born. But in over 30 years, I was still childlike in understanding God’s grace and favor. I’ve had the Sunday School answer, a simple, childish acceptance, which is great, but we’re called to a combination of childlike faith and spiritual maturity. (Matthew 18:2-4, Ephesians 4:11-16, Hebrews 6) I didn’t know what I didn’t know. But now I’m excited. Every time I do learn the Biblical or historical meaning of a word, I find my Bible reading time so much richer. It’s something … Read More

Here’s 5 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom

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5 simple steps to financial freedom, really? Financial freedom is a dream for some, a reality for others, and seems completely impossible for many. Slavery to debt, comfort, “more” etc, means we don’t have the freedom to be generous, or obey God when he asks something of us. But God designed it so we don’t have to be slaves of money! To have freedom is possible! With that (and some legalese) here is today’s Celebrate Lit book review. ? Please note that I received an advance copy from Celebrate Lit, though all thoughts are my own. I have also included affiliate links … Read More

Big Picture Perspective: What is Your Focus?

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Question for you: What is your Big Picture Perspective? What is Your focus on, the central theme that effects Everything? Well, what is your Focus on? Which Choice, Decision or Event rules your thoughts and life? Is it that Mistake in the past? You know the one. That thing you said or did, that you can’t believe you were that thoughtless. Or that time that the other person’s mistake left you scarred. Whether it was Physical, Emotional, Mental, or Spiritual, it still hurts! Or Maybe, you’ve dealt with the past, and the Big Picture perspective you have is a bit narrower. The mountain of dishes, laundry, chores, … Read More

How Are You Leaving a Spiritual Legacy?

ArynFamily, Faith31 Comments

Are you being intentional about leaving a legacy of faith for your kids? Living your legacy in front of your Grandkids? Leaving a spiritual legacy is a priceless gift that takes intentional effort! My Mom, Granny, and 2 Great Grandmas were there when I was baptized at age 17. These ladies have been very intentional in leaving a spiritual legacy for me and my brothers and cousins. The impact is Huge. Their faith in hard times, and their daily habits show us just how living your legacy looks, which will have an impact for generations to come. And family memories, … Read More

C-Section Recovery – The First Six Weeks Postpartum

ArynFamily, Health and Fitness7 Comments

I offer you a glimpse of my C-Section Recovery. Giving birth to a tiny human, made in God’s Image! Such a privilege, whichever way it happens! Mine were both c-sections. The first six weeks postpartum (or as my mom says, “Post Part’em!) are beautiful but far from easy! You are completely exhausted. And you hurt. And everyone wants to hear how well you are doing, and how excited you are about your new bundle of joy. Which you are. Absolutely. No question. But, could I have a nap? Please? And by day 3, it gets better. Week 4, week 7, the exhaustion and fears … Read More

Christian Healthcare Ministries Review: 6 Facts To Consider

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Christian Healthcare Ministries saved me $

I discovered Healthcare Freedom about 3 years ago. And I have not looked back! I found CHM Christian Healthcare Ministries when I was in a bad spot, and needed something quality yet affordable.  I checked 3 different options and prayed before making my decision. Samaritan Ministries, Medi-Share, and CHM Christian Healthcare Ministries. I’m not one who likes secrets, so when I find something really cool, I have to share it (hence all the book reviews!). My experience over the last several months has me eager to talk about this with everyone, so here goes: ?*please note that this post may … Read More

How To Improve Mood and Attitude by Meal Planning

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Food for Mood and Attitude

Inside this post: How to Improve YOUR FAMILY’S Mood and Attitude, free printables, and a limited time Menu Planning and Recipe Bundle Special! Hey, have you noticed that your kids are often more agitated (or agitating?) around 4 PM? Or your husband is cranky at 11.30 on his day off? or, just maybe, You’re out of sorts yourself at 2 in the afternoon? When was the last time they (or you) had eaten? What had you eaten? There are so many things that contribute to attitude and mood. Environment. Stress level. Sleep (or lack of sleep). Chemicals (in and around us). … Read More

How To Be a Good Housewife: Juggling Your Life 1 Priority At a Time

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Homeschooling Housewife

Ever wonder how to be a good housewife in today’s world? I mean, is there really a place for a traditional housewife in the 21st Century? I guess that really depends on your definition of a “good” or traditional housewife. The Bible has a lot to say about how to be a good housewife, and it doesn’t exclude having a productive job, or mean we can’t do a lot of things that tend to get bad press. Between Proverbs 31 and 1st Timothy 2, there is a lot of solid information on how to be a good housewife. Anyone who … Read More

The Ability to Multitask: 3 Simple Rules for Successful Moms

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Moms Multitasking Well? Absolutely!

In this post you will find the ability to multitask well made manageable with 3 simple rules. Hey, how is everyone today? The sun is shining here, and the grass is green. We got to play in the water more than once this past week, and that never fails to make me smile. It gives me more motivation to do things, and to be active, than those rainy days do. But, even at that, finding ways of sneaking cardio in to my daily routines can be difficult. I have some pretty amazing friends who appear to be the definition of moms … Read More