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If you haven’t already, read Part 1 of Better To Give Than Receive here first.   Maybe 2019 has been a year of personal growth for you. Maybe it has been a year of refinement and stretching. Or maybe it’s been a year of fear and failure. Has it has been a year of lack […]

2020 Vision For The Pause Pursuit – What This Means For You | Better To Give Than Receive – Part 2

For many, December is the season for giving, and there are many opportunities to give this time of year! Just walking into a store, there are bells ringing, donations being made, and ample opportunities to reach into your wallet for some extra change. As Christians, we are called to give as an act of worship […]

What Is Our True Purpose In Giving? | Better To Give Than Receive – Part 1

What your child wants you to remember this Christmas isn’t the top item on their wish list, or the cookies left out for Santa. It’s not remembering to move their elf on the shelf, or even reading them the perfect bedtime story. It’s not rushing from activity to activity or party to party, or cultivating […]

A Child’s Reminder: What Your Child Wants You To Remember MOST This Christmas

You may roll your eyes at our story, and believe, like the rest of the world, that we were so naive meeting so young and being each other’s first TRUE love. While many of you may have seen us the 9 years of marriage (14+ years together, and 18+ years of great friendship + middle […]

Daily Pursuit | Celebrating 9 Years of Marriage!

It’s November, which hand-in-hand goes along with thankfulness. However, this month, we’re asking you to join us on a 30-day pursuit of growing in gratitude through the Word of God. If I’m being honest, I woke up today a bit grumpy. I woke up to kids (who rarely eat candy) starfished on the floor because […]

Growing in Gratitude | An Intentional 30-Day Pursuit

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for toddler-friendly Halloween activities to do with my little ones growing up in our Christian home. As a family, we love this time of year! We love the crisp fall leaves, and fresh donuts and cider…YUM! But you know what I don’t love as a […]

4 Toddler Friendly Halloween Activities [For the Christian Home]

Four years, and a million little miracles later, here we are. Your birth… Wishing our sweet little Luella a happy FOURTH birthday… (How did THAT happen?!) But let’s rewind 4 years ago…to her birth… to the day she took her first breath in our arms, and I almost took my last. I had always imagined […]

Four Years And a Million Little Miracles Later

One of the things I love most about living in the Mitten state is the seasons. Winter Spring Summer Fall There is something beautiful about what these seasons teach us, and I believe it’s something we often take for granted. In Winter, the barrenness of the trees that’s roots are established so deep into in […]

FALL-elujah  | A Budget Friendly Bucket List For Fall (with free printable download!)

In the thick of life with littles, and in one of the most transitional seasons of their lives, two brave couples asked themselves “why not try camping?”… So many of you have asked us “how on earth do you camp, travel, take 10+ hour road trips with your littles?” The astonishing truth is, we, in […]

Life With Littles: How To Camp With Your Children

Anyone else ever feel like the process of starting a business or ministry is gimmicky? Is there such a thing as “the gimmick of ministry”? Is that a thing? I feel like since we launched The Pause Pursuit, the past few weeks has basically been one big nonstop sales pitch! Maybe it’s just me, but […]

The Gimmick of Ministry

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