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...


My 4 Current Obsessions

by JEFF MARSHALL. Jeff is a musician, humorist, gardener, and uncle from Decatur, IL. Jeff is also Sara's cousin and life-long dear friend. 1) THRIFT SHOPS – I used to be a snob! I really did! I wouldn’t dream of buying hand-me-downs, give-em-ups, or...

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Noticing God’s Hand

Noticing God’s Hand

Noticing God's Hand When we were little, we might have learned to trust our mom or dad, our teachers, perhaps a coach, or maybe a really good friend. We trusted those people because we could tell they cared about us. It could be that you didn’t have this experience....

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Putting my Wheels to the Road for a Worthy Cause

In a few weeks I will ride more than 150 miles in the 25th Courage Classic bicycle tour benefiting Children's Hospital Colorado. The event includes multiple passes through our beautiful Rocky Mountains. I ride in honor of my 5 year old son, Zack.  Zack has a rare...

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