Simple Ideas to Show Love and Appreciation

Written by: | May 10, 2013

I like putting thought into gifts I give…especially ones to important people in my life and my kid’s lives. Why? Because people are valuable. Jesus says so, and I believe Him. May is a perfect month to show others value through gift giving. As the school year comes to...
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The Boulder

Written by: | April 5, 2013

It was two years ago, when my son was eight years old, that the lying began. As a mother, it was so disheartening to hear my firstborn flat out lie to my face. I started trying to figure out what prompted it and how I could fix it. It...
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Filled With Agape Love

Written by: | March 4, 2013

Easter always comes with lots of celebrating at our house. Not only do we celebrate a birthday in our family but also the resurrection of Jesus. We celebrate that Jesus died for our sins so that we can have relationship with Him, and we also celebrate that He didn’t...
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Love Boxes

Written by: | February 7, 2013

I love Valentine’s Day, or maybe I should say Valentine’s week, because that’s what it is in our house. Several years ago, we started making Valentine’s mailboxes the week or two before Valentine’s Day. It’s one of those traditions that has stuck in our house. Here’s why I love...
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Expressing The New Year Creatively

Written by: | January 7, 2013

I used to make New Year’s resolutions, but somewhere along the way, they felt redundant and halfway (or less) through the year, they seemed to be forgotten. A few years ago, I started praying for the upcoming year and one word that would be “my word” for the year....
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Becoming Glass Half Full People

Written by: | November 9, 2012

Gratitude. Quite frankly, I thought this would come easy with my kids. We’ve lived in Africa. They’ve played with orphans. They’ve handed a plate of food to a hungry child. They’ve seen with their own eyes dilapidated shacks. My assumption was a grave misunderstanding of the working of a...
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An Apple Butter Tradition

Written by: | October 9, 2012

Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year. It started during our almost five year stint of living in New England. The breathtaking foliage and the yearly Fall trip to the apple orchard sealed the deal. It became tradition that we would gather our friends, make a trip...
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Getting Into Routine After an Epic Summer

Written by: | September 11, 2012

Before I dive into the what this post is really about, let me take a moment to introduce myself. I am thrilled to be one of the newest top Tommy Nelson Mommies! I am married to Jeremy, the hottest redhead around, and we have two kids, Joshua (10 years)...
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