Tips For Living a Healthy Life With Faith



What Being a Foster Parent is Really Like

My years as a foster mom were some of the toughest, yet also most rewarding, years of my life. I had the opportunity for an interview by Taylor of Taylor Talks, for her Foster Parent Friday Series. Will you please come check out the interview? Find out what being a...

If Today is Boring, Read This

Life has plenty of excitement for any parent, both positive and negative, but in between are row upon row of those routine, remind-me-why-I’m-doing-this-again days. This morning during my devotion time I read from Exodus 13, which is copied below. The backstory here...

3 Steps to Fix Your Kids Bedtime Routine

Use these 3 steps to fix your kids bedtime routine. Ask any parent and they will tell you one thing desired above all else is SLEEP. Oh, blessed, wonderful sleep, how we love you! Sleep is the holy grail of parenthood. Before I had kids, I had no idea what the pain of...


This is 40

This is 40

  THIS IS 40 by Jeff Marshall For some reason, reaching 40 always seemed like a big deal to me when I was growing up. I remember being an overly dramatic youngster, claiming how I would never make it to 18, and then to 21, and then to 30… By the time I reached 30...

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Will You Improve Your Decision Making?

Each day you face hundreds of decisions. Some decisions are easy. White shirt or purple? Sandwich or yogurt? Other decisions are much harder. Which school should my children attend? When should I retire? Yet all decisions carry value. Decisions are exhausting. The...

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I Used to Have Order

I Used to Have Order

I Used to Have Order by Jeff Marshall I used to have order in my life. Everything was in its place. The floors were swept, the dishes were put away, the toilet water sparkled like Lake Titicaca in all of its vast splendor. Someone once walked into my house and...

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Hi! I’m Sara.

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