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What I Saw the Day of the Family Photos

The day of the family photos, I see a major problem coming. Getting these photos is one of those things we had been talking about doing forever, but we kept putting off because, well...having our family's picture professionally taken? I'd rather poke a fork in my eye....

Still Standing

How to Find Peace...When There's No Happy Ending Welcome to Still Standing. I’m thankful you are here. I welcome you into my home and as a fellow traveler on my journey. If you were here at my house right now, I would invite you to sit down for a cup of tea with me....

25 Bibles for Women

Are you looking for a Bible to give as a gift to a loved one or for yourself? Here are 25 Bibles for women. These Bibles include options for every budget and reason. They come in a variety of translations. Some are only the words of the Bible, while others include...

Family

The Most Important Way to Help a Child with Special Needs to Succeed

Do you parent or teach a child with special needs? When you consider your child's progress, do you want to see improvement in behavior, daily living skills, or academics? There is one critical factor that is the most important way to help a child with special needs...

Crab Zoodle Bake Recipe

Are you scintillated by seafood and proud to be a pasta aficionado? You you love creamy seafood dishes but don't like all the extra calories? This Crab Zoodle Bake recipe is just the recipe for you. Crab Zoodle Bake - Healthy Pasta Alternative Zucchini is a healthier...

When a Child Sexually Abuses a Sibling

In an effort to educate and bring awareness to the struggle of attachment issues, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and helping children heal from early childhood trauma, over the next months I am sharing stories of families on my website.  For the sake of privacy I’ve...

Fitness

Chicken Ranch Salad

Chicken Ranch Salad is one of my go-to easy, healthy family dinner recipes. I've come back to this recipe many times over. This is one of those recipes I can pull out of my brain without the need to look it up. Chicken Ranch Salad is crisp, fresh, and has just enough...

10 Ways to Get Organized for Weight Loss

Is weight loss one of your goals for this year? One important strategy for healthy lifestyle change is to get organized. Do you find that when your outside surroundings are chaotic and disorganized, you feel stressed and frazzled? On the other hand, when your outer...

Things No One Ever Told Me About Fitness…When I Was Overweight

I Was the Fat Girl. I grew up hating exercise. I was the kid picked last for the team in gym class. Overweight and out of shape, if it required sweating, you could count me out. The truth is I secretly wanted to be part of the “in crowd” of the cute volleyball players...

3 Unexpected Movie Choices for Easter

3 Unexpected Movie Choices for Easter

Unless your tradition is to watch one of the big Biblical epics like THE TEN COMMANDMENTS or KING OF KINGS on Easter weekend, this particular holiday doesn't seem to offer as many cinematic choices as other holidays such as Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve and certainly...

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Trust in the Lord Bible Journaling Kit

Trust in the Lord Bible Journaling Kit

Do you long for more peace and joy in your busy life? Have you seen Bible Journaling pages, the creative art of journaling right in your Bible? Maybe you've seen some of the pages on Facebook or Pinterest and thought -- that's great for people who have those gifts,...

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10 Ways to Fix a Bible Journaling Mistake

10 Ways to Fix a Bible Journaling Mistake

If you want to Bible journal but you are afraid of messing up your Bible, this post will show you 10 ways to fix a Bible journaling mistake. I want to Bible Journal, but I'm so afraid of messing up. Have you considered Bible Journaling, but you are afraid of writing...

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Free Shareable Christian Easter Pictures

Free Shareable Christian Easter Pictures

Here are free shareable Christian Easter pictures for you to use on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.  These are my gift to you. They do not have my logo and no copyright or link back is necessary. Enjoy sharing the love of Jesus and the hope we have. Holy Week and...

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Bible Journaling on the Cheap

Bible Journaling on the Cheap

Bible Journaling is HOT right now and it's wonderful to see so many people diving deep into God's Word. Yet it can also become an expensive hobby if you aren't careful. Read on for helpful tips for Bible Journaling on the cheap. How to Bible Journal on the Cheap When...

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Bible Journaling: Tips for Not So Creative People

Bible Journaling: Tips for Not So Creative People

You want to get started with Bible Journaling. You've seen beautiful pictures of other people's Bibles and you are intrigued. You want to grow in faith and grow a closer relationship to Jesus. The trouble is...you aren't very creative and those pictures on Pinterest...

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