Spending time with God can be a daily struggle. We are so busy running after our kids, working, taking care of our husbands, and cleaning, that it's hard to take a breath, let alone set aside 30 minutes for quiet time. With the New Year quickly approaching, many of our resolutions may be centered around growing spiritually. We all want to spend more time in prayer, read the Bible in a year, and wake up on fire for God, but…

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READ THIS BEFORE YOU WRITE YOUR 2018 GOALS + RESOLUTIONS! (STAY TUNED FOR A VIDEO AT THE END) As the clock strikes midnight and everyone celebrates, I can’t help but feel lost in thought. Instead of thinking about the promise of the new year, I’m reflecting on the previous one. This time last year all the goals were written down and there was so much hope that they would be filled and accomplished. Not knowing it then, discipline was not…

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The Arizona Bloggers Christmas Bash Recap - 2017 White Elephant Party

There's nothing like going somewhere for the first time to give you anxiety. Especially when it is a room full of your colleagues, or in this case fellow bloggers. The Arizona bloggers Christmas bash was the first of many gatherings, I hope to attend. This beautiful event was organized by the lovely Cathy Mini of the blog "Our Mini Family". 25 of us ladies with blogs and followings big and small gathered together for a night of Christmas fun. We…

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We Created This Fun Accent Wall For Our Teen Sunday School Class. It Really Brightened Up The Room, And Was Easier Then You Think To Make!

Teens hold a special place in my heart. My husband is the youth pastor at our church and we love working with the youth there. We try to make our Sunday school room feel inviting and fun. When my husband became the youth pastor, the current teen room had a cool argyle pattern with brown and blue paint. I loved the way it looked, but because our room was on the smaller side, I felt if we brightened up the…

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Words cannot express how thankful I am for God's Mercy. It truly endures forever. I thought it would be nice to make a list of Bible verses that mention it. Not all of them are below because there are 474 places in the King James Bible where it talks about His Mercy. If you haven't read my post about the Greatest Gift In The World Please Click Here. To start here is the whole chapter of Psalm 136. It is…

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This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, this website makes a small commission. You can read more about this here under my disclosure policy. UGLY, FUNNY AND TACKY CHRISTMAS APPAREL AND ITEMS YOU DON'T NEED Have you ever seen something so ugly it was cute? Again and again, I keep seeing funny sweaters and tacky Christmas apparel that is so ugly I kinda laugh. Then, I quietly wonder to myself what a…

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Trip To Edwards Apple Orchard

Our family took an afternoon trip out to Edwards Apple Orchard in Poplar Grove, IL during our trip to Wisconsin last month. We had such a fun time exploring the old farm. There is so much to do at this location. Look at how lovely the old barn is! We probably spent an hour looking through their mini market and HUGE store filled with gorgeous farmhouse decor all located inside the old barn. They also sell fresh pressed apple cider…

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Giving Thanks To God

BIBLE VERSES RELATED TO THANKFULNESS Thanksgiving is coming up and I wanted to reflect on some scriptures about being thankful to God. I have a few other posts related to thankfulness and gratitude which you can see here. All of these are from the King James Bible (KJV) Psalms 30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. Psalms 30:12  To the end that my glory may sing praise to…

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Delicious, Quick And EASY! Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe!

CHICKEN POT PIE RECIPE: This recipe is so good! After looking everywhere for a quick and easy chicken pot pie, I decided to just make up my own. This has nine ingredients total and tastes amazing! Much healthier than the store-bought versions. You can omit the meat if you're a vegetarian or just looking to make a meatless dish. TO START YOU'LL NEED: 6 chicken thighs or 3 breasts 1/2 white onion 3 cloves garlic 3 carrots 4 celery sticks…

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Even Though It May Not Feel Like Christmas In Phoenix, Christmas Is Coming Up! Want To See Some Lovely Ways You Can Add The Desert Charm To Our Holiday Decorations? Below Is A Collection Of Decor I Found That Will Bring Out The Arizona Pride In Your Home! I Also Have Made Gift Lists For Everyone On Your Shopping List! I Have One For Him, Her And I Didn't Forget The Kids! You'll Find Everything HERE!

This post contains affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. However, the cost of the items is the same for you. You can read more about my disclosure here. THIS IS THE ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE FOR ARIZONA DWELLERS! I love my home state. There is something so beautiful about the desert, with its cactus, vast landscape and warm sunsets. Even though it may not feel like Christmas in Phoenix, Christmas…

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Thanksgiving Decor Can Be Tacky, Heres A List Of Lovely Items You'll Love!

This post contains affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. However, the cost of the items is the same for you. You can read more about my disclosure here. THANKSGIVING IS ALMOST HERE! Have you whipped out your Thanksgiving decor yet? While most people just want to get through Thanksgiving so they can start Christmas shopping, I actually try to enjoy the last day before the big rush. Some don't…

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Wishing For More Made Me Realize I Had Been Cheating Myself Out Of Happiness And Contentment With The Now. It's Called The PRESENT For A Reason. Today Is A Gift. Read More Here About How I Try To Change The Way I Think To Find Contentment.

SOMETIMES WE NEED TO COUNT OUR BLESSINGS: My house has become a home. A place to rest and recharge. A place to live and create memories in. It isn't the cleanest place, but it is ours. Even though I love my home I often always find myself looking forward and wanting more. I dream of owning a small farm with goats and ducks and wildflowers. A space for my boys to roam outdoors and a guesthouse for visitors to stay…

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SO YOU CAME HOME...ONLY TO DISCOVER FIDO IS MISSING!  Who knows why they decide to venture past the gate or dash quickly out the door without turning back once. Either way, your dog has left home and whether intentional or not, you want to find him and bring him back safely. In this post, I will cover my personal story with trying to bring my dog home and the 5 things you can do to help bring him home faster!…

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White-appliances

(There are affiliate links in this post. If you click the link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission. However, the cost of the item is the same to you. You can find more information on my disclosure page.) STAINLESS STEEL VS. WHITE Stainless steel appliances have been the main player in kitchens for some time now. Needing a special cleaner and being nothing short of high maintenance stainless steel doesn't live up to its name. A…

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2017-oct-recap

So this is the first post in a new series I'm starting. I want to start a habit of writing a monthly recap. To sort of create a diary or record of what happened and how I'm making it in life. Hopefully, they'll be short and sweet. Probably filled with my random thoughts and rants. But I feel like writing really helps me get through what I'm going through. I've never been good at it, but it makes me feel…

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