Category: Faith

A Call to Embrace the Moment

My call to embrace the moment began at 4 a.m. I am sandwiched in my king-sized bed between a three-year-old and a one-year-old. Now, if you’ve ever slept with a toddler you know that they do not sleep in a straight line as adults do. So when I say sandwiched, I mean I have one […]

13 Bible Verses About God’s Love

Last week I wrote a five minute friday post about being confident that I am loved. I enjoy the idea of simply writing my thoughts on a topic and sharing them, but if you know me, then you realize that I can’t say anything in just five minutes! I want to spend more time emphasizing […]

A Promise is Forever

Today’s five minute friday prompt is “promise”. I love the word promise. I know it sounds strange to love a word, but I have always felt a positive association with it. Perhaps promises made to me have not been broken enough to have scarred me, or perhaps I have had a stressful week and simply […]

The Opportunity to do Good

Today’s five minute friday prompt is “opportunity”. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:10 Loving one another and being kind is pretty much Christian living 101. We all know how we should treat each other. Do we do it? My […]

What is it that you lack?

Today’s five minute friday prompt is “lack”. In today’s world of comparison, it is easy to become caught up in things you lack. I am always refocusing and counting my blessings in order to ward off the “I should have” or “I want” or “my kids need” or “the neighbor just got”. As I was […]

I Offer to You my Hand

Today’s five minute friday prompt is “offer”. It was a beautiful summer day 15 years ago. I was hiking along a river with my new friend. The water glistened as sun reflected off of it and a gentle spray touched my face. We were climbing among the large rocks that lined the river. My friend […]

How do You Measure Success?

Today’s five minute friday prompt is “measure” So, I ask you, in today’s crazy world of comparison traps, how do you personally measure success? I think it will look different for each of us, right? My life is different than yours and my situations are unique to me. As a homeschooling mom I am often […]

Fighting the Good Fight with God

Usually, I pray for peace for my family. I pray that God calms the bickering and that I respond with patience when kids break dishes or the washing machine ceases to work. Early this morning, while wrapped in my new fuzzy blanket and curled up comfortably in my recliner, I found myself praying for fight. […]

When we Blame God for Pain and Suffering

It’s 4:30 a.m. and I awaken with a start. I listen for a second wondering what woke me. My toddler is snoring softly beside me and the two of us are warm and comfy snuggled together. I can hear Joshua breathing through the baby monitor and the gurgling of Caleb’s turtle tank filter. Lines from […]

To Just be in this Moment

Today’s five minute friday word is “just”. When I saw today’s word, the first thing that came to mind was “just breathe”. Many of you know that I struggle with anxiety since Rebekah’s accident. The dark fears and “what ifs” are my constant companions. The only way I know to combat this thinking is to […]

Hi, I am Heather! I am a mom of five, homeschooler, homesteader, and lover of all things chocolate. I am excited to share your faith and parenting journeys with you. Whether you are here looking to grow your faith, heal from loss, find homeschool resources, or hope to find inspiration in raising godly children, you are in the right place. So, grab your favorite hot beverage, curl up in your comfy chair, and stay awhile.

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