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When You Lose Your Way

May 13, 2014

The walls feel like they’re caving in. Our hearts race. We begin to fear what could be lurking around the corner. We chalk it up to “Murphy’s Law.”

Who is this Murphy anyhow? The name of the demon who is following us around? The one we willingly listen to?

When these days become hard pressed. When your foundation is crumbling remember Whose you are.

If you’re finding it hard to breathe through the contractions of life you need to go back to the One Who gives you breath. His Word, that’s the only thing that is going to get you through this rough time. His Word is the only strength your foundation needs. It seals in all those cracks that you didn’t even see. When you allow your eyes to lay upon His Words your heart will find joy. You can’t fix the wrongs in this world. You can’t fix the sins in this world. His love is the only remedy. The enemy has lied to us long enough. Take back His word and I pray that you will rest peacefully in each page. Yet, if you feel your feathers being ruffled by what He says, that’s good! That’s a sign that He’s chiseling away the lies that the enemy has sewn along the way.

My loves, we all come before our valleys. But will you come prepared or will you stumble into your valley? In 1 Samuel 25:13 David tells his men to “strap on your swords!” I always get a kick out of his words. You really need to go back through and read the context of why he’s saying it. But let me encourage you to “strap on your swords!” Strap on the word of God so when the enemy comes to fight that you are prepared. That you are ready to make a defense for the faith within you. You are in God’s army. He trusts you in this battle that is being waged before our very eyes. The question is, whose side are you on? A warrior prepares himself for battle. He does not lay around awaiting someone to feed him and train him. He trains himself so that he is ready when the time comes. When the trumpet is blown. Therefore, we too should prepare ourselves and our families.


Each morning, before you arise, reach over and take up your Bible. Find a reading schedule to adhere to. And every morning feed your soul before you feed your belly. There is no food that can satisfy like His glorious words can. Consider it a challenge, each and every story in the Bible points to Christ. Your job, detective, is to understand how. Then teach it to your children. They will then arise and call you blessed.

The valleys are coming. Strap on your sword!



Birds Need Decor, Too

April 16, 2014

Birds Need Decor, Too -

You know one thing that’s always bothered me? Male birds. They always look the best. They’re the colorful ones while the females are dull looking. Humans are quite the opposite, aren’t we? Look at cardinals, peacocks, blue birds, etc. It is time to start giving some beauty back to these little ladies. I have one daughter that, ever since I can remember, has been fascinated with birds. Funny enough, I received a tiny bird bath as a gift when she was born. This project made her and her siblings so excited. We gathered all of our yarn and twine and also a produce bag that perviously carried apples. Continue Reading…

When you first get married you are blessed with housewarming gifts. Dishes, bedding, picture frames, you name it.

Then the babies start coming. And again, you’re blessed with clothing, blankets {lots of blankets}, toys {lots and lots of toys}, etc.

What began as a new life together with your spouse, living on only love, has become a hoarders paradise. We have a hard time letting go of the memories of when we used that one blanket for our first born. Or how this is the t-shirt we got on our honeymoon. These items are like keys that unlock our memories of good times. And we don’t want to forget. Continue Reading…

Divine Meetings

December 14, 2013


We didn’t know where to move. To stay in South Carolina. To return to Ohio. To find land in North Carolina. We simply did not know where our next steps were supposed to be. I want to let you in on how we were able to know that Yahweh was leading us to Nashville. And how we fought the enemy, knowing that he doesn’t want us out there. This will be more of a timeline because I could write a book about every obstacle.

When listing our house we weren’t too enthusiastic knowing we were up against new builds. Five months earlier our realtor had encouraged us to short sale.

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Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention 2014

We’ve bought our tickets and booked our hotel and we are SO READY for Teach Them Diligently 2014!!!!

Seriously you guys, this is our family’s most favorite time of year. Beats out Disney.

What is Teach Them Diligently? In a nut shell it’s a homeschool convention. Dig deeper and it’s an inspirational living life convention. Dig even deeper and it’s a life changing, Spirit filled, family centered, friend making, feet moving powerhouse! We’ve gone twice and each time we’ve been so sad that the 2 1/2 days went by far too quickly. We’ve met new friends and discovered new ways to educate our family through scriptures.

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