Just A Few Of My Thoughts On Friendship

I’ve talked about friendship on the blog before and trust me— I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. I’m human and I make mistakes just as much as the next person. But more now than ever, I see people throwing friendships by the wayside because someone didn’t measure up to their unfair ‘expectations’ of what they believe a friend should be. I’m guilty as well. I’ve made the same mistake in the past but after tons of prayer and soul searching, I […]

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Scriptures To Stand On When Things Get Tough

scriptures to stand on when things get tough

Psalm 119 describes God’s word as a lamp for our feet and a light on our path, and honestly, I could not have described it any better. When things get sticky and I feel completely consumed by feelings of hopelessness, God’s word always comes to my rescue and saves me from me. I’m sure some of you can relate. When things get tough, our minds tend to automatically generate thoughts of self-pity and frustration and “why me’s”. The scary thing is, if we allow ourselves […]

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How I Cut My Grocery Bill In Half

In adult life, groceries usually take up a pretty nice chunk of our monthly budgets. Once we grab the snacks the Mr. likes, the new juice boxes the kids like and that expensive lunchmeat from the deli, somehow we rack up almost $300 in groceries that never seem to last as long as we’d hoped. As you guys know, Nathan and I have been aggressively attacking our debt and we’re always revisiting our budget to see if there’s any place that we can cut back […]

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How To Set Attainable New Goals For 2016 (Graphic Included)

goals 2016

  In less than 24 hours, ‘New Year, New Me’ season will be upon us. Well, did you know that statistically only about 8% of Americans actually make use of their New Year resolutions (Statisticbrain.com)? Crazy right?! So I wanted to take a moment to talk to you guys about how I go about setting my goals for the new year and provide some tips on what I believe is necessary to achieve them. Write your goals down! I know that personally I’m a visual […]

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12 Biblical Characteristics of Great Friends

Characteristics of Great Friends

It’s no question that our friends hold a major place in our hearts. We laugh with them, we confide in them, and they’re always down for a good time. Great friends have a way of making life a little easier. But what actually makes a friend, a great friend? I did some studying and I pulled out 12 characteristics straight from the Bible. Here they are: 1) Even-tempered “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, or you […]

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Is He Really The One? Questions To Ask Yourself Before Choosing Forever?

So you meet a nice guy, you fall in love and go steady for a while—naturally, the next step seems to be marriage. But have you really taken the time to think things through? My husband and I always giggle a little when we see large, extravagant weddings because we know from first-hand experience that there is nothing glamorous about marriage (don’t get me wrong! We love weddings). The truth is, it’s hard work. So if you’re going to do it, you want to make […]

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If You’re Feeling Burnt-Out

Burnout is something that we all experience at some point or another and it’s completely normal. We feel exhausted, lose interest in our day-to-day, and in some ways we feel like we’re trapped in a never-ending hamster wheel. This is exactly how I felt this week. I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for the past 9 months and while I love it, it’s not easy. For the most part, I spend every waking moment with my children. I feed them, clean up after them, I entertain […]

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