Faith

You Belong. You Matter. You Are Important.

I knew from an early age that I was never going to be the quarterback on the football team. I was never going to be the guy who walked down the hall followed by dozens of adoring gazes. I recall walking into my first day of high school, a good 50 pounds overweight,...

My Time in God’s Word Printable Bible Reading Tracker

Do you long to spend more time in God's Word on a regular basis? Do you find yourself desiring to dig deeper into Scripture and come away with a better understanding of His plans for your life? The My Time in God's Word printable Bible reading tracker will help you do...

I Can Only Imagine Movie Release

  The song I CAN ONLY IMAGINE by MercyMe made history in 2014 as the first song to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. It was also one of the first in a growing number of contemporary Christian songs that have become cross-over hits in the secular...

Family

15 Keto Instant Pot Recipes

Are you following a Ketogenic diet for weight loss or other health reasons? Use these 15 Keto Instant Pot Recipes to help you follow the diet correctly, stay within your macros, and have healthy, delicious meals.  They are ideal for planning delicious meals that your...

Instant Pot Whole Lemon Chicken

This tender chicken has savory seasonings and the bright taste of lemon. Making a whole chicken can sometimes be time consuming, and even messy, but thanks to your Instant Pot pressure cooker, making a whole chicken is now a breaze. Try our Instant Pot Whole Lemon...

Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp

Sweet, tangy, and just a bit spicy - this is one of my favorite combinations. All these amazing flavors come together perfectly in Coconut Shrimp, a popular restaurant appetizer. Make this healthier version of Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp with your handy Air Fryer that...

Fitness

7 Christian Weight Loss Affirmations

Have you tried affirmations for weight loss success? If not, you should! This Weight Loss Affirmations PDF is a powerful tool to help you lose weight. When you have a lot of weight to lose it can seem hard. Finding diet food you like and starting an exercise habit can...

30 Weight Watchers Freestyle Zero Point Meals and Snacks

Here are 30 Weight Watcher freestyle meal ideas and snacks with zero points to help you lose weight and eat healthy. In 2017, Weight Watchers introduced a new Freestyle program which includes an even bigger list of zero point foods with 200 foods! This was so...

How to Freezer Cook for the Instant Pot

Instant Pot freezer meals are a great way to save time and make easy dinners. Try these ideas for Instant Pot freezer cooking to make dinner fast and fuss-free. Instant Pot freezer cooking takes simplifying meal planning to a whole new level! Have you ever tried...

Enduring Word Bible Review and Give Away

Enduring Word Bible Review and Give Away

If you are looking for an ESV Journaling Bible with line-art and full page illustrations plus plenty of room for your own creative work, then the new Enduring Word journaling Bible is for you. Read on for our full Enduring Word Bible review and give away. The Enduring...

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Bible Journaling Supplies Worth the Splurge

Bible Journaling Supplies Worth the Splurge

I love Bible journaling. I love trying new materials and techniques. I hate when I feel like something was a waste of money. You probably hate that too. With literally stores full of art supplies out there, how do we know what works best for Bible journaling?  Keep...

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20 Helpful Ways to Organize Washi Tape

20 Helpful Ways to Organize Washi Tape

Washi tape is a repositionable thin Japanese tape that has myriad creative uses. Here at The Holy Mess website, we especially love washi tape for Bible journaling. The little rolls are inexpensive and fun. But let's face it - if you aren't careful your washi...

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Super Easy No Bake Eclair Cake

Super Easy No Bake Eclair Cake

Super Easy No Bake Eclair Cake is one of the most easy and delicious desserts I make. This recipe is one that I've been making for close to 20 years and we never get tired of it. This no bake dessert is also perfect for taking to potlucks, get-togethers, or to a...

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10 Hidden Gem Blog Posts on The Holy Mess

10 Hidden Gem Blog Posts on The Holy Mess

Sometimes my readers and I agree about my best writing and other times we totally disagree. I've been blogging for a number of years now and continue to learn what makes for a popular blog post. Over the years, there have been some articles that are my absolute...

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Bible Journaling On the Go!

Bible Journaling On the Go!

Today was the last day of school. Next year I will have two kids in high school. I can't figure out how they grow up so fast. I was teary eyed all the way home. I couldn't help but think how desperately I want to steal them away and just slow down the clock. So this...

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Hi! I’m Sara.

Welcome to The Holy Mess. I love helping women find balance in busy lives for faith, family, & fitness. Read more about my 100 pound weight loss story here. Mostly I’m a real wife and super real mom. Feel free to contact me by clicking here.

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