Every Life Is Beautiful – October Baby


TODAY when most of the world will be clamoring to see the "next big movie series" based on popular books with a dark theme aimed at our young people another movie is released.  This one is life-affirming.  It teaches lessons about love, family, relationships, forgiveness, grace and healing. October Baby is the story of Hannah, a young woman who has had health issues her entire life.  After an Continue Reading

A Word, A Number: My Word for 2012 and My Review of 7 by Jen Hatmaker {Giveaway Winner Announced}


 The "Pick Giveaway Winner" plugin randomly selected... Your 1 winners on "A Word, A Number: My Word for 2012 and My Review of 7 by Jen Hatmaker" are: D Hopkins Congratulations! Please check your email and reply with your mailing address so I can send you your copy of 7!   Ever wondered where your time, money, energy, waistline, closet space or sanity ran off to? Before I Continue Reading

Giving Thanks for Big Things and Little Things Every Day

Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I pray this day has you counting your blessings, whether they are obvious or you are in a season where you have to hunt a little harder for them. give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV) Some of the things I am thankful for… My Savior, my family, my friends (including my blog friends!), Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 26 :: How to Love Your Adoptive Neighbor


I promise I’m going to post Heart Choices Parts 5 & 6.  But, because today is Thursday {and that’s Campus Kids Bible Club day – and the kiddos need my focus this afternoon}, and because she did a rockin’ great job articulating it I am going to link you to Jen Hatmaker’s post: How to Be the Village. It is full of just awesome, practical, honest advice on how to love your neighbors through Continue Reading

31 Days of Progress Day 21 :: Fun Just Gets Better


You’re never too old to have fun with your family…or to discover a new way of having fun together! Try googling family fun and see the images that come up.  For the most part you will see pictures of young families, with elementary-to-middle-school age children smiling, laughing, having fun together.  I think that’s a little sad. As children get holder I think the moments of hilarious frivolity Continue Reading