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Impress or Inspire

Do I do what I do to impress others or to inspire them? This is a question that I ask frequently of myself. In the past, I have ¬†answered it based on the ways I assumed others would answer it. Did she think I was trying to get attention for myself? Did he think I was trying to prove something? […]

Homeschooling and Thriving

This past weekend, a dear friend of mine showed me a bracelet that has her “one word” for the year on it. It was lovely. But it reminded me that I had completely forgotten my one word for the year. Me. The one who had inspired her to choose a word for the year in the first place. Wake up […]

No Ideals in Parenting, Just Faithfulness

Build others up, don’t tear them down! It’s a mantra that I say often to my children. But then I talk to other parents and in the course of conversation, I can feel torn down and I wonder. How am I supposed to teach my kids to build others up when so many adults don’t seem to have a grasp […]

Giving Generously Without Guilt

The most wonderful time of the year can easily slip into the most overwhelming, most guilt-ridden time of the year if we aren’t purposeful. In attempts to make Christmas special for our kids, it’s easy to get caught up in buying more and more and more. And starting as early as October (maybe September!), we are inundated with opportunities to […]

Celebrate~ Five Minute Friday Style

“Celebrate More, Compare Less” became the mantra for our family a couple of years ago. It was born out of a discontent I noticed in my children and if I’m being honest in my own heart as well. Sometimes I am overwhelmed by how our world forces us to compare- whether it’s how busy we are, how much money we […]