Preparing for Vacation

Preparing for Vacation

We are getting ready to leave for vacation to visit my mother-in-law out of state. I love vacations and taking time away to bond with our family. But it seems like the older I get and  more responsibilities (more kids) I have, the more work goes into actually getting ready for vacation than I remember. […]

From Teenage Drug Addict Into the Arms of God

From Teenage Drug Addict into the Arms of God

I was addicted to drugs at a young age. The first time I ever got drunk was when I was 13, and it was all downhill from there. By 14 I was a regular stoner and smoked a few packs of cigarettes a week. 14 was also the age that I first did coke. It […]

Pain that makes you feel alive.

Pain That Makes You Feel Alive

Pain is a normal part of life. No matter who you are or where you are from, when you fall down it is going to hurt. If someone you love betrays you, it is going to hurt. Pain is not something we can escape from. We live in a culture that is so intent on […]

The Vacation You Need to be Taking with Your Family

Camping: The Vacation You Need to be Taking with Your Family

Camping wasn’t something that I grew up doing with my family. In fact, the first time I ever went camping was with a group of friends when I was a teenager. Even then, it wasn’t a regular thing, just something I did a few times. When I met my husband, I became quite a bit […]

Instilling Faith in Your Children

Instilling Faith in Your Children

I am a preacher’s kid and my dad is my favorite preacher. I’ve heard some sermons more than once, enough to have a favorite. As children, my siblings and I referred to it as “the parrot sermon” (because of a variation of this illustration). The sermon’s actual title is “Who will teach the children?” using scriptures from the book of Deuteronomy. This sermon […]

How to use essential oils to promote Healthy Hair

How to use Essential Oils to Promote Healthy Hair

I have heard it said that a woman’s hair is a good indicator of age. Healthy hair makes a woman appear younger, whereas dry, brittle, damaged hair makes a woman appear older. Who doesn’t want thick, shiny, lustrous, healthy hair? I know I sure do! I am only in my early 30’s, and don’t look […]

Easiest Chicken Thighs

The Best (and Easiest) Way to Make Chicken Thighs-Gluten Free!

I will just admit this right now–some of you more experienced cooks might be shaking your head at the simplicity of this recipe when you read it. This is definitely basic, beginner level stuff. But basic can be good. Simple can be good. Especially when you are a busy mom! Chicken thighs are a great […]

The Best Essential Oils for every Skin Type

The Best Essential Oils for Every Skin Type

Replacing your current beauty products with essential oils can be a great way to lessen the chemical load on your body. Have you ever read the ingredients in your favorite facial moisturizer or night cream? I’ll bet it consists mainly of a whole bunch of ingredients that you would be hard pressed to pronounce correctly, […]

Why Summer is a Great Time to do a Bible Study & Moses Review

Why Summer is a Great Time to do a Bible Study!

Any time of year is really a good time to do a family Bible Study, but some seasons are busier than others. During the fall, there is the excitement of being back to school and getting used to all the new books and materials. Then during the holidays it seems like every minute of every […]