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“Have a routine,” they said, “It will be easier,” they said. The first month of shelter-at-home came and went, and here we are, still in it. In the middle of a 2-month (or more) “Shelter in Place” order to stay home here in the Mitten state, and many states nationwide… Running out of indoor activities, […]

100 Virtual, Educational Activities To Help You Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Stay Sane!

Easter Bunny Coloring Page

Growing up, I remember always looking forward to Easter because as a little girl I loved getting SO dressed up in a fancy new dress, and always anticipating the goodies that would fill our Easter baskets from the “Easter Bunny.” Don’t forget the Easter egg hunts, which would always result in staining that brand new […]

Easter is Not “Canceled” (FREE CHRIST-focused, digital downloads for kids + serving ideas!)

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Amongst the news headlines, fear of the unknown, and all that comes with COVID-19, how can we use this time to come together as a Nation? It starts in our homes. We must first come together in our homes. Join us by following our 4 fun, frugal family festivities to do together within the walls […]

FOUR F’s Sake, Stay Home!

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Have you ever looked at a ship and wondered how it doesn’t sink? In a body of water that could swallow it up, the ship remains above the waves because that’s how it was built. The very thing that is was made for (rising above the water), was also the very thing that could take […]

COVID-19 – Hearing The Promise Over The Panic

I’ve been thinking for some time now about our roles in society. Our cultural “norms” when it comes to marriage. Specifically when it comes to help. More specifically, for us men. Why are so many household chores just assumed? What are these presumed gender roles that so many of us are taught (intentionally or unintentionally)? […]

I Don’t Help My Wife

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Every fall, since even before our kids were born, Matt and I would go to apple orchards, and pick our own apples to eat and devour in my favorite season of all here in Michigan. This tradition has continued on as we’ve had children, and it’s something we look forward to as a family every […]

Cultivating The Fruits Of The Spirit In Your Home | How To Bear Fruit

Here’s to the days we KNOW our hands are full. The days where we KNOW we’re crazy and in the thick of it. The days where our expectations meet the rubber in the road (quite literally) at the raw realization that we just willingly got into a car with two little ticking time-bombs who also have […]

Life With Littles | Surviving A Road Trip With Toddlers

Have you ever felt unqualified? At work? As a parent? Speaking in front of others? Starting a new ministry? 🙂 I constantly feel unqualified. I’m not really the BEST at anything I do. Whether it’s public speaking or writing or coding or playing sports or even just having everyday conversations with friends, I’m not the […]

Unqualified | Wrestling With the Gap Between Who You Are and Who God Says You Are Meant to Be

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On a “holiday” so focused on love, what better gift could you give your spouse, yourself, or the true lover of your soul more than the gift of spiritual intimacy!? Now, before you write this off, I am not talking about sexual intimacy, though spiritual intimacy plays a bigger part in sexual intimacy than many […]

10 Ways to Increase Spiritual Intimacy In Marriage This Valentine’s Day

Ever feel like you have nothing worthwhile to say? Nothing to contribute? Like no one listens or cares when you talk? Do you have a hard time believing your story can impact someone? I’ve heard so many elaborate stories over the years from people who are so much more entertaining than me. People who can […]

Your Story Can Impact Someone

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With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, our nation is in a state of uncertainty, chaos, and fear.

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