A Fresh look at an old Path

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New – I like new things. We all like new things. They’re fresh.  “Out with the old in with the new,”  right? If you’re like me, the moment Christmas happened you were mentally packing up your décor, putting your new things to use and getting your home in order attempting to make a fresh lookRead more

Eyes of Fear & Fiery Faith: Part Three

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My husband and I recently experienced one of those scary parts of parenting. Our daughter was playing at a party with some friends, as she did, she fell and her fall resulted in a head injury that caused her to be unresponsive for a few seconds. Although the seconds of unresponsiveness were probably more likeRead more

Maintaining a Fiery Faith in the Eyes of Fear: Part Two

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My name is Jessica. I remember for a grade school class assignment asking my parents how they chose it. Their response? “Because we liked it.” Nothing heroic, or poetic about it – nothing other than, “We like the way it sounds.” I remember walking away from that conversation a bit let down (sorry Mom andRead more

4 Steps of Surrender: Allow

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4 Steps to Surrender: Step 4 Allow Proverbs 16:3, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans.” When I think about my need for peace, love, joy, and comfort in my home and my inability to obtain it on my own – this verse becomes my foundation. Commitment… Commit toRead more

God is prepared even when we are not

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Wait! That was the word that shrieked through my mind. I could feel it, that word… It screamed at an ear shattering decibel as it started at the back of my brain did a couple loops around and just as it was about to zip out of my mouth my lips clamped shut. I’m notRead more

Why Santa doesn’t visit our home

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What I am about to say is not going to be popular – I write this understanding there are readers that won’t accept this thought, and that’s ok. To you…I love you, I don’t write this criticizing your parenting and I hope I am able to communicate thoroughly that this is my own personal story,Read more

Rains and Valleys, how to survive the unlivable.

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Matthew 5:45 ‘…It rains on the just and the unjust alike.’ – This is one of those statements in the Bible that just doesn’t make sense to me? Elsewhere in the same book, we are told that God is good, His plan for us is good, and what the Devil intends for bad – GodRead more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 14

Back-to-School 2018 is nearly here (for some of you, maybe it’s already begun) and this prayerful sendoff is quickly wrapping up. With two days left we’ve got two power packed verses vital for our kids as we send them off to be the light God has called them to be. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ‘All scriptureRead more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 13

Prayerful Parenting – Day 13 Psalm 56:3 But when I am afraid I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do for me? ‘When I am afraid,’ David a hero of faith, knew whatRead more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 8

Philippians 4:13 ‘For I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.’ We’re stepping into Day 8 of our prayerful sendoff back to school 2018. I fell in love with this verse after my husband and I welcomed one of our children into this world. After being released to live life as usualRead more