Archives For Encouragement

This is going to seem so silly but I wanted to encourage you! And honestly, it’s really funny.

So…it all started when our checks finally arrived in the mail. The checks I had been so eager to deposit to finish paying off the credit card! A few days earlier while driving to the grocery I got a flat. So my husband was now at the dealership getting the tire replaced. Being creative I thought I’d drive up to his work and surprise him with the checks {in a Father’s Day card} and allow him to be the one to pay off the card. Here is how that first part went:

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The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

Goodbye Credit Card Debt{ photo credit: 401(K) 2012}

When you first sign up for a credit card that first dollar you put on it makes you a slave to the lender. For 20 years this credit card has been heavy. For 15 years I’ve taken on this heaviness as well. When you say “I do” you say yes to it all. The enjoyable¬†and the difficult.

I want to encourage you as the Lord has provided for us in ways that we could only have dreamed of. But I also want to walk alongside you and let you know the difficulty in walking this road. You’re not alone. There were so many times I felt singled out. We were house poor. After an inheritance we were able to buy a house. We bought a nice big house. But we still had credit card debt. Continue Reading…

When I’m older and my children have all left the nest I imagine a day where I’ll sit with my husband and we’ll cruise through the photos of yesteryear. That tears will fall as we remember the toddler giggles, the sweet smell of our newborns, the feel of their tiny bodies heavy against our weary arms, the laughs that echoed throughout when Dad would tell a joke, the running to mama leg hugs from the littlest ones, the struggles and successes of homeschooling, the hiking in the mountains as the youngest would stubbornly not allow us to hold him/her, first toes being licked by the ocean, excitedly waiting in line for Rapunzel’s autograph, fitting those growing bodies into their ever shrinking car seats, filling up another sippy cup. Continue Reading…

Bringing Back the Lost Art of Crafting - eucharisteo.com

Is Pinterest not the grandmother that we have always wanted? You’ve read the Laura Ingall’s books and all that she created. You see how all these rustic toys and clothing and decor is making such a huge comeback.

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Pinterest. We love you.

Thank you so much television for ruining our creativity. And Target? I mean, why sew our own curtains when we can just buy some? It’s so heartbreaking to see so many people not know how to sew a button back on. Or how to even use a sewing machine to sew a straight line. We throw money down the drain every time we take the easy way out and allow somebody else to create for us. Continue Reading…

How to Apologize

December 17, 2014

I was contemplating something the other day. Adam and Eve. When they sinned and ate of the tree. And Yahweh disciplined them and all of His creation. Did they ever apologize? Was their true repentance for what they had done? I don’t need an answer, I was just wondering.

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I’m sorry.

Two beautiful words. Two very seldom spoken words. Continue Reading…