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Summer Reading to Strengthen Your Financial Outlook

I was compensated by Family Christian for this post. All opinions are my own. Eighty percent of Americans read for pleasure and Summertime is a time of relaxing vacations, lawn chairs and good books. Not all books are simply for our entertainment though. While you’re enjoying vacation you don’t have to stop learning and growing. […]

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*Navigating Temptations: Are You Falling for False Sexual Desires?

Thanks for joining me again. The Pursuing Passion series is well underway and this week we’re discussing one of the more serious topics of sexual intimacy: deceptive desires. No matter what our intimacy level with our husbands none of us, not one, is immune to the schemes of the enemy. Why Stan Attacks Sexuality Take […]

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*The Death of a Dream: When God Tells You To Let Go

It was a beautiful day when he sprung the news on me. Suddenly the clouds seemed to swallow up the sun and darkness closed in around me. It wasn’t an affair, it wasn’t illness or injury. It was death and yet when I try to make sense of my emotions it seems futile because it […]

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5 Ways to Show the Love of Christ

As ambassadors for Christ we are called to show the love of Christ. Love can be hard when you come across someone who seems unlovable. They may have harsh words when they speak to you, or they may do things that hurt your feelings and you wonder how you can love this person. It can also […]

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*Why I’ll Start the Conversation of Sex and Sexuality At an Early Age

A while back I read an article from a fellow blogger about why she’s not teaching her young children about sex. She sites, innocence and the “advantage” of homeschooling as reasons to wait. I respectfully disagree with her. When we teach our children how to behave in public, mind their manners at the table or in church or […]

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*Five Fabulous Cleaning Recipes With Printable

I have been making homemade cleaners for a few years now and I have my favorites. Some are recipes I found along the way and modified while others I created myself (though I’m sure they aren’t new to the world). One thing I love about homemade cleaners is the cost effectiveness of buying ingredients rather than […]

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Neat Nation: Are You Using Essential Oils The Wrong Way?

As a wife and mother, I want the best health and wellness for my family. Applying essential oils topically is one way I’ve found to to maintain good health and treat every day ailments. When I look at modern medicine and the food industry I see amazing advances. I see plenty of failures and double standards too. […]

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God’s Sexual Permission Slip – 3 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

Where the spirit of the Lord is there is freedom. Those lyrics came to me when I was working on this post. I’m sure you would agree that the spirit of the Lord should be present in our lives every day. He leads and guides us as we navigate life. But do you believe that the […]

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The Beautiful Names of God

Early in my Christian walk I didn’t know God had names. Knowing the names of God didn’t seem to be a burning question either. God was God, Jesus was his Son and Holy Spirit was our wing man. In fact, even the latter I didn’t understand until my late 20’s. In the Presbyterian church He […]

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Pursuing Passion: God’s Do’s and Don’ts For Sexual Intimacy

Welcome back to the Pursuing Passion Series. I pray you are gaining a bit of insight into God’s desire for your sexual intimacy with your husband. If this series has piqued your interest I encourage you to do the Passion Pursuit study by Linda Dillow and Dr. Juli Slattery. Do it alone, with a few […]

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