Financial Advice · Fun-Day Friday · In Love & Marriage

Fun-Day Friday: How to Date Your Spouse for Free (Well…Almost)

So, as I said last week, my husband & I have a VERY limited date budget each month. That doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. Here are some of the great “dates” we’ve gone on that have been free (or almost so) but have still been romantic and fun. **Helpful hint: If your focus is… Continue reading Fun-Day Friday: How to Date Your Spouse for Free (Well…Almost)

Gratitude · In Life · In Love & Marriage · In the Bible · Religion · Thoughtful Thursday

Thoughtful Thursday: Faith & Love- the Two Noses of Life

So, I have been sick for more than a week- some type of crazy sinus junk. Let’s just say it hasn’t been pleasant. I haven’t been able to smell much lately because of it. Honestly, that’s come in handy when the stinky, smelly high school boys walk in my classroom every afternoon, or bring their… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Faith & Love- the Two Noses of Life

Gratitude · In History · In Life · In Memories · Motivation

C’est La Vie Sunday: Imagine…a Life of 116 Years

Personally, I find human beings to be fascinating. We’re not good or perfect people, but the things we see, the events we make it through, make life hard, yet beautiful & intriguing. The average life expectancy in the US- for women is 81 years old and for men it is 76 years old. That’s a… Continue reading C’est La Vie Sunday: Imagine…a Life of 116 Years

Gratitude · In Life · Motivation · Thoughtful Thursday

Blind Inspiration: Lessons We Can All Learn From Erik Weihenmayer

In the past few weeks I have encountered multiple people & situations that have caused me to question exactly how I am living this life. Am I just floating along or am I setting goals to grow & really working to achieve them? As many of you know, I am a high school History teacher. Most… Continue reading Blind Inspiration: Lessons We Can All Learn From Erik Weihenmayer

Books · Gratitude · In Life · In the Bible · Religion · Wordy Wednesday

Wordy Wednesday: Thoughts on “The Blessings of Brokenness”

The Blessings of Brokenness by Charles Stanley “If God is such a loving & good God, why does He allow bad things to happen to good people?” That is a question I have both heard & thought many times in my own life. The Blessings of Brokenness by Charles Stanley is a fantastic resource to guide… Continue reading Wordy Wednesday: Thoughts on “The Blessings of Brokenness”

Gratitude · In Life

Electrically Entwined

So…if you haven’t seen the news in the past 24 hours, newsflash: there’s a massive snow/ice storm hitting states in the South- including my home state, North Carolina. Things started out pretty well for us today, but around 3pm the power went out. We were pretty well prepared for it- oil lamps, candles, blankets (since it… Continue reading Electrically Entwined