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Showing posts from August, 2017

Kingdom Family Devotional by Tony and Jonathan Evans (Book Review)

The family virtues–based devotional provides 52 separate topics, one for each week of the year, and five devotionals within each topic that will guide devotional times Monday through Friday. This is a wonderful way to build a spiritually strong family week by week, day after day—a perfect way to head into the weekend. Topics range from the basics of the faith—such as salvation, spiritual warfare, prayer, forgiveness, and discipleship—to essentials of living as followers of Christ: money, prayer, family, friends, and priorities. The subject matter is simplified so even young children can grasp important concepts. This is a perfect resource for busy families.

After reading Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Crystal Evans Hurst and hearing Tony Evans speak on several podcasts, I was familiar with his Kingdom Agenda philosophy which teaches that God has a comprehensive rule over every aspect of our lives which is demonstrated through the individuals, families, churches and society as a whole.…

Ten Things of Thankful Finding the Beauty Edition

A friend of mine recently posted online about taking the time to find the beauty in every day which sounds a lot like finding the things to be thankful for. So this week, I looked for the beautiful in the everyday. As a homemaker/stay-at-home-mom/child caregiver/homeschool mom, a lot of my life is taken up in the mundane daily chores of running a home. There are always dishes to be done, food to be prepared, diapers to change and laundry to be done among other things so it can take some effort to find the beauty in each day.

Some days it can feel like these two will never get along and then something as simple as climbing the same tree gets them working together and smiling. 

Hiking with two year olds is an adventure for sure, he's perfectly happy as long as he chooses each turn we take. Not so much when his brother gets to be the leader.

These guys tend to make every outing in the woods into a survivalist game. Here they are reading the symbols on the tree and preparing for wh…

Gospel Centered Mom Book Tour

I’m so excited to be a part of Brooke McGlothlin’s Gospel Centered Mom book tour! This post was inspired by the book. 
In Gospel Centered Mom, Brooke shares how our entire approach to motherhood shifts when we stop chasing our vision of a perfect family and start full-out pursuing God. With a vulnerability that is both refreshing and instructive, Brooke encourages moms to embrace the idea that what we believe always influences what we do.
Since becoming a mom, I have struggled with finding my purpose and coming to terms with the idea that I was called to be "just a mom" even if only for this season of life. Add to that struggle other life struggles and the fact that my husband and I have been blessed with 2 strong-willed boys and there are days and even weeks when I just want to give up.  

As I have begun to delve deeper into my study of scripture, I have found more solace and strength for this difficult journey but hadn't figured out a way to really apply what I had learne…