Trading Lies For The Truth

I read the book of Hosea in the Bible shortly after becoming a Christian and it has been my favorite book in the Bible ever since. I share this with you all today, in hopes that it will help you to understand and to feel God's peace and contentment that He wants to give you. … Continue reading Trading Lies For The Truth

5 Simple Habits For Living Purposefully As A Family In 2019

⇒ Keeping a routine. If you are new here, I love a routine and wholeheartedly believe that keeping a routine is one of the best things we can do for our families. We already have a pretty good rhythm that works for us within our family and we will be tweaking it and making changes … Continue reading 5 Simple Habits For Living Purposefully As A Family In 2019

What Happened When We Gave Our Children Only Three Presents For Christmas

My memories of Christmas as a child consist of eggnog, Christmas Eve at my Memere's and waking up to a living room filled with presents. Literally almost the whole room, filled! I would say my mom's love language is definitely gifts. She has always been a gift giver and in turn, when I had children … Continue reading What Happened When We Gave Our Children Only Three Presents For Christmas

Thoughtfully Praising Our Children, And Replacing The Phrase “Good job”

Praise is an important part of parenting. Our children need encouragement from us of course, but what is the purpose of praising our children? The purpose of praise is to encourage children to continue in specific positive behaviors that produce positive outcomes. We are not focusing solely on the outcome, we are focusing on the positive … Continue reading Thoughtfully Praising Our Children, And Replacing The Phrase “Good job”