Restoring the Lost Petal

What To Do When God Says Pause

I haven’t logged on to the back-end of the blog in over 2 weeks. I haven’t checked my Facebook page in just as long. I’m torn. There are times when I hate that thought and times when I’m glad. God has told me I need to thin out my schedule a bit. It’s funny because […]

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If You Had $100…..True Individuality and Unique Desires

If you had $100 to spend on anything YOU wanted, something that was your heart’s desire, what would you buy?  You can’t pay bills, save it or give it away.  It was a gift to you to spend any way you choose. I posed that question Facebook the other day and I got a ton […]

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Christians and Christmas an Oxymoron?

It’s that time….. Time where Facebook likers will undoubtedly unlike pages in protest of the blogger’s stance on the “S” word, or the “T” word or even the “G” word. A time when nasty comments will fly like the snow flakes in the air….’tis the season.  Before you read further or comment on other blogger’s […]

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The Love Dare: 40 Days of Rejection, Could You Handle It?

I don’t often write about marriage.  I can blog about real food and my lack of perfection, I can write about bible study or managing your finances but marriage is a hard topic for me.  This is the one area I struggle to remember that I don’t have to be perfect to encourage you, the […]

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*Why I’ve Come to Terms With Being a Single Child Family

I opened the latest copy of Above Rubies Magazine, and there before me are pages filled with encouraging stories all accompanied with pictures of the authors’ families, complete with three, four, five, seven, even 10 children. Here I sit with one precious little boy and hear that doesn’t know if we’ll have more children but […]

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The Fret Files: Worry is Over Used & Unnecessary

If worry is part of your life you are not living the life God intended you to live. I lived a long time worrying about everything and speaking worry over things not knowing what I was doing. Finally I am learning to live with less worry and I’m starting to understand the dynamics of worry. […]

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Finances, Faith & Fire: My Story As A Former Working Mama Part 2

  “Msabu’s bleeding. She does not have this ox. This lion is hungry. He does not have this ox. This wagon is heavy. It doesn’t have this ox. God is happy, msabu. He plays with us.” ~ Farah, Out of Africa In the movie Out of Africa Farah uses an analogy about god (little g) […]

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Finances, Faith & Fire: My Story As A Former Working Mama, Part 1

I couldn’t wait to get my first job when I turned 16. I remember nervously sitting in an interview in the mall food court hoping I’d get hired at Taco John’s (shutter).  Then, I graduated high school on a Wednesday and started working full time the following Monday. I worked full time for 18 years and I’m […]

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I Will Not Be A Victim To Evil

Something has been bugging me for a few weeks and I need to get this off my chest. A fellow blogger, Jill of The Prairie Homestead, does monthly give aways for her readers. Many of her give aways are paid for out of her pocket because she values her readers and wants to do lovely […]

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I’m FAT and Happy, What About You?

  In a world where skinny is in it’s hard to think that being fat for any reason as a good thing. But a skinny, anorexic Christian not what we are called to be. The acronym FAT is not new, I didn’t come up with it but I just heard it for the first time […]

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