Breaking My Phone Addiction and Experiencing Freedom

In October I wrote a post titled The Noise of Social Media and the Silence of God. I had reached my limit. I needed off and out of social media. I needed to hear the silence in my head again so I could hear the whispers of God. I desperately needed the break and hesitantly […]

My Complete Booklist of 2016 for Adults, Kids, and sometimes both

At the end of 2015 I realized I missed reading good books for no other reason than fun. I allowed busyness to be my excuse for not having time to read. Honestly, I couldn’t imagine how I could fit in pleasure reading. Something made me feel guilty about using any pockets of time for anything […]

The “Best of” Christmas Posts – Tips to simplify, celebrate, serve, cherish, and give

I thought it would be helpful to compile a list of my most popular or favorite posts from the past Christmas seasons. Enjoy these over several days. I’ll be sharing new posts soon. Currently we are wrapping up our first semester of homeschooling. I have much to share with you on what the Lord has […]

What Really Happens When We Flatter Our Friends on Social Media

Proverbs 29:5 A man who flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his steps. A friend does something nice for someone. It is posted on social media for the world to see. The “likes” abound. The flattery rains down. The person doing the nice deed is covered in praise and adoration. At first glance […]

When My Tradition is at the Expense of Another’s Family

My sister told me a story that I can’t get out of my head. She was paying for her groceries at Wal-Mart. She began asking the woman scanning her groceries about her Thanksgiving plans, her work schedule, and the frenzy of shopping around the corner that would take place at Wal-Mart. The woman began to […]

The Election Is Over, Now What?

I have no idea what God is doing nor will I even attempt to understand His ways and His plans. But watching the coverage of the Presidential election left me humbled. God did what the world thought was impossible. How. like. God. How like God to take an unlikely and move a nation. Don’t we […]