God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotions {Giveaway!}

God’s Little Princess Bedtime Devotions {Giveaway!}

If you have a special princess in your life, you will definitely want to enter to win her a copy of the God’s Little Princess’ Bedtime Devotional by the talented Sheila Walsh! God’s Little Princess’ Bedtime Devotional has a great collection of bedtime themed and encouraging devotionals for girls ages 4 to 7. Now, I know that they say you can’t just a book by its cover, but I actually squealed out loud when I opened...

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Fun Son “Date” Ideas for a Coooold Day

Has everyone out there heard the words “Polar Vortex” enough to last you all winter? Maybe two? I don’t know about you, but when it is so cold that I need to wear long underwear to my OFFICE JOB, I make a conscious decision to leave our home as little as possible. Here is what I’m learning, though. I could very happily stay at home for days, weeks, and possibly months without leaving. I am envisioning relaxing on the...

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Post Holiday Wrap-Up (and a call to #embracelife)

  After two wonderful weeks home with my family, I am headed back to work tomorrow morning. My 5:30 am alarm clock will jolt me out of bed to a day of commuting to/from work, packing lunches, helping with homework, hopefully hitting my work deadlines, fixing dinner, washing dishes, cleaning the house, possibly blogging, and doing it all again the next day. … and the next day. … and the next day. As I took down my Christmas...

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Top 10 Posts from 2013 (and what’s “grits” got to do with it?)

Top 10 Posts from 2013 (and what’s “grits” got to do with it?)

On this last day of 2013, I am thinking about all of you. Your comments, emails, and visits have meant the world to me. I look back over the past year as if we were all able to have occasional chats on my front porch, just talking and laughing as friends, in between some heart-deep conversations. You know? So, thank you. I wish you many blessings in the new year! … and just for fun, because I’m type A and love evaluating numbers and...

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I Can’t See My Comfort Zone from Here.

I Can’t See My Comfort Zone from Here.

The trees sway gently as I watch through my bedroom window. Every morning, I see them there, greeting my start to the day. The sunrise bursts color into my room since it faces due east. I can trace the steps to my bathroom with my eyes closed. I have walked the hallway of my home for almost ten years now, sometimes holding a newborn baby boy, sometimes laughing with a big boy, and sometimes crying alone. I know my home, and my home knows me....

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Anaconda Bedtime Stories … and a Christmas wish from me to you

Ah, life. You have a funny way of wreaking havoc on well-laid plans. Sometimes my little color-coded life spreadsheet gets put into a little snowglobe and shaken around by a toddler. … then, maybe dropped on the floor and eaten by the dog. You get the picture. I think the snowball shaking started when my laptop’s hard drive crashed. Oh, and then it booted up one more time (thank goodness for Christmas miracles), so that I could copy...

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