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

Faith, Life, and Marriage · On the Bookshelf · The Encouragement Corner

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 · In Love & Marriage · In Memories · In the Bible · Uncategorized

What is a Mother?

A mother is… A carrier & bringer of life. Unconditional love & devotion. Self-sacrificial & all-in. Missed when they’re not around. A shoulder to cry our broken hearts on. A mind of wisdom in times of burden or fear. As gentle as a morning rain. Stronger than anyone. A heart of compassion, pride, & joy.… Continue reading What is a Mother?

Financial Advice · Gratitude · In Life · In the Bible · In the Kitchen · Organizing

#FoodPantryChallenge

One of my favorite mottoes is a quote by the famous Benjamin Franklin:  “Do not put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m not perfect. Procrastinating is one of the hardest personal issues I’m teaching myself out of. I tend to do it more when it’s something I dread- but it doesn’t just… Continue reading #FoodPantryChallenge