Restoring the Lost Petal

Recognizing and Conquering Your Emotional Eating

Eating is a part of life.  Regardless of your food philosophy, your body gets its nutrients from food.  Sometimes we can go overboard with our eating habits and it can result in gaining weight.  But over eating during the holidays or on summer vacation isn’t a serious issue. Emotional eating on the other hand, is […]

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3 Key Elements of A Successful Transition from Homeschool to College

I have been asked, what is one piece of advice I would give to homeschoolers who are headed to college, and this is honestly a terribly difficult question.  But after wracking my mind for a time, I have three key elements for a successful transition from homeschool to college. 1) Stop Procrastinating 2) Know How To […]

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Homeschool to College: A Look At One Girl’s Transition

Today’s guest post is from my friend Rachel. She’s written before about her courting journey and today she’s sharing about her transition from homeschool to college.  I am a Sophomore in college, working towards an Associate’s Degree in English, planning to pursue something in the writing field:  Journalism, editing, or writing Christ-centered books and devotionals […]

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How Do We Know God Really Loves Us

Where is the proof of God’s love?  Sometimes even the most devout of Christians wrestles with this amidst troubles times. The most important act of love was that He gave his son, Jesus, so that we would have everlasting life. This was the ultimate sacrifice that has ever been made in the name of love. […]

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*The Moment I Realized I Wasn’t Needed

For two weeks they came. Every day the tears flowed down my cheeks. I tried to hide them from our son knowing that at his sensitive age my fear, anxiety and hesitation could easily light on him and that, I did not want. As the days of the calendar ticked by closer and closer to […]

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Creating A Weekly Reading Box for Children

Children like (and need) to read the same books over and over again. Sometimes this gets frustrating for adults and sometimes children needs to be introduced to new books that are seasonal or time relevant for an upcoming family event. We were struggling to find balance between the same old books day after day and […]

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*Are Your Children Getting Bibe Truth or Stories Plus Printable Scripture Cards

A quick glance around the world and it’s obvious that Truth and absolutes are frowned upon. True tolerance, and love are being replaced with false ideas of acceptance and “truth” seems as ever-changing as the tide. The pendulum is changing directions in America. The world our children are growing into is going to look vastly […]

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4 Things to Look for In Devotional Book for Children Plus a Giveaway

I was given a copy of Devotions off the Map from Family Christian for this review. All opinions are my own. An internet search for a “devotional book for children” will yield you thousands of results. There are as many styles and types of books as there are children it seems. So how do you know […]

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I Was Denied Service By A Christian Photographer

I never dreamed that I would be denied service when I began planning our wedding 13 years ago. A local photographer was highly recommended and I had seen his work when a few friends from high school used him for their senior pictures. Being the organized person I am I researched what questions to ask a […]

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4 Secrets You Need To Know For This Turbulent Season

I was given a copy of You’ll Get Through This from Family Christian for this review. All opinions are my own. Hopefully you’ve heard it said that being a Christian doesn’t guarantee you an easy life. If no one warned you about that then perhaps you met this reality head on. The test results weren’t […]

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