Faith

New ESV Illuminated Art Journaling Bible with Give Away

Are you looking for a new Bible that includes elegant design, plus space for our own notes and Bible journaling? Check out the ESV Illuminated Art Journaling Bible. This week, we are giving one away!   ESV Illuminated Art Journaling Bible   Here is a video...

The Secret to Savoring the Holidays

I don't know about you, but when I think of savoring the holidays, I think of our favorite traditions that we "just have to do" each year. Instantly I'm transported to... Watching Elf and It's a Wonderful Life curled up on the couch. Decorating sugar cookies and...

On Being Lutheran

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, which has given me a chance to consider, challenge, and reflect on how being Lutheran has changed my life. Please click here to read the blog previous to this one, Growing Up Lutheran.   What is the...

Family

Weight Watchers 2 Ingredient Dough

Weight Watchers 2 ingredient dough recipe is a versatile, easy recipe for making a variety of breads like bagels, pizza crust, calzones, and more. Are you trying to lose weight but coming up short when it comes to healthy bread options? Let's face it - bread is pretty...

How to Get People to Read Your New Blog

After getting your blog up and running, your next goal is to draw in the readers. With so many blogs online, many new bloggers have trouble drawing in the traffic. You have to stand out from the crowd if you want to be noticed, and most important offer your readers...

What to Write About on Your New Blog

Now that you have your new blog all set up and ready to go, it’s time to begin filling it with content, but where do you begin? Getting starting can feel a bit overwhelming and intimidating but all you really need are a few good ideas to help get those creative juices...

Fitness

20 Ways to Eat More Mindfully

Have you ever received a stressful phone call and afterwards you suddenly find yourself standing at the kitchen counter munching through a bag of pretzels, and you aren't even quite sure how you go there? Or do you snack while working at the computer, only to realize...

50+ Fitness and Exercise Tips for Busy Moms

As a mom, my top priority is taking care of my family. Yet I know I am better able to care for them when I am also taking care of myself. Balancing hectic schedules with attempting to squeeze in exercise isn't easy. As a mom of 5 kids, I get it! Finding time for...

Free Printable Keto Friendly Food List

Are you considering starting a Keto eating program and are looking for a list of allowable foods? A ketogenic diet is one that A ketogenic, or keto, diet is a way of eating that includes a very low amount of carbohydrates (carbs), a moderate amount of protein, and...

Why Do We Pray the Lord’s Prayer?

Why Do We Pray the Lord’s Prayer?

Most of us have heard or prayed the Lord's Prayer at one time or another. Why do we pray the Lord's Prayer? What is the significance for Christians and when should we use it? What is the Lord's Prayer? The Lord's prayer is a prayer that Jesus used as a way of...

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Instant Pot Short Ribs with Vegetables

Instant Pot Short Ribs with Vegetables

If you are looking for an Instant Pot beef recipe that is absolutely loaded down with rich, hearty flavors and tons of colorful veggies, this Instant Pot Short Ribs with Vegetables recipe is for you. What are Short Ribs? Short ribs come from the beef chuck portion of...

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Hi! I’m Sara.

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