Happy New Year, sweet readers! I’m so thrilled to welcome in the new year with such a wonderful community made up of people like you!
It always amazes me to look back at the end of a year and see how much we have been blessed and how much we have learned! If you were with me a year ago, you know that we don’t really do “resolutions” on the new year. We have our own unique version that we call “re-evaluations” and it works beautifully for us. With our life being so different from a year ago (new state, new job for hubby, etc) we are very eager to re-evaluate and make some changes!
I’d like to invite you to join us in re-evaluating and consider some areas you’d like to see changing this year! Rather than setting goals and making resolutions, read my post about re-evaluating [...]
Need some fresh ideas for Christmas traditions? My hubby and I share some of our traditions in this guest post (written by my hubby!) over at A Biblical Marriage!
When I stop and think about how much I have to be thankful for, even during difficult times, I am overwhelmed. I find that I often take for granted things that others don’t have, things that it would be so hard to learn to live without. This post talks about hearing and sight, which are two things that I think most of us don’t really think much about.
“Yesterday I attended a workshop where I learned about the lifestyle of the Deaf-Blind, the role of a support service provider (SSP), and the role of an interpreter. We had some hands-on experience with what it felt like to be Deaf-Blind…”
Read the rest of this post over at Renown and Crowned!
Justyn from Creative Christian Mama, Joanie at Simple Living Mama, Paula from Whole Intentions, Brandy of Living Water Health and Wellness, and Sara of Your Thriving Family
We all hope you had a great day with the blessings in your lives and hopefully have a few more days before life speeds up again. We’re taking the weekend off from Weekend Whatever to get some time with our’s. Join us next week for our regularly scheduled link up.
Now go run outside, play a game or read a book with those munchkins in your home!
Source: Dining Delights
Do you find yourself dissapointed when the holidays don’t live up to your expectations? I know that happened to me a few times early on in our marriage. Danielle has written about her experiences and encourages us to reflect on our blessings.
“Oh how quickly I let my pride , anger and over ambition ruin one of the best holidays of the year…”
Read the rest of Danielle’s post over at More Than Four Walls!
Tropical Traditions is one of my favorite new finds on the web! They have tons of amazing organic foods and even other things, such as natural personal care products, pet care and cleaning supplies! Look here for coconut oil and other coconut products, baking supplies, grains, grass-fed meat and dairy and more! For Black Friday, you can use coupon code 231112 to get an extra 10% off your order. This code is good through Saturday the 24th.
At my Etsy store you can get free shipping on all your orders from now through Monday the 26th (US orders only)! Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY. We have a variety of products that would make excellent Christmas gifts, such as whipped body butter (scented and unscented), apron and headband sets for little girls, aprons for little boys (will be posted soon!), puzzle/game trays [...]
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!! I hope you all have a very blessed day with your loved ones and that you are overwhelmed with gratitude for all of the ways God has blessed you!! These next several days I’ll be sharing thoughts on thankfulness written by some of my bloggy friends. I hope you are encouraged by their words!
It is so important to remember to give thanks to God every single day! With my husband’s job loss, this is something that we will be focusing on long after the day called “Thanksgiving” is over. Sara at Your Thriving Family talks about changing our outlook through thankfulness.
“As it is so easy to become focused on wanted possessions or things we want changed in our lives, a little quiet reflection on those things we already have can drastically change our outlook on life…”
Read the rest of Sara’s post over at [...]
I am so excited to announce that my hubby and I are part of the contributing team over at A Biblical Marriage!! This new blog is all about encouraging couples to keep their marriages Christ-centered, and we’d love for you to pop on over there!
“A blend of holiday traditions that are unique to your family can be such a wonderful way to create warm and close relationships with your spouse and, later, children. Whether you are newly married or have been married a few decades, consider making your holiday traditions more intentional this year!…”
Click on the photo to read the rest of our guest post over at A Biblical Marriage!
Some of the most common things I hear just after the holidays are over are all the comments about how much weight everybody gained from all the good food. I’m not a proponent for obsessing over food. I don’t pig out and I don’t starve myself. If I want a piece of chocolate cheesecake, I eat it and I enjoy it. No guilt.
One of the ways I am able to thoroughly enjoy my food without worrying…
Read the rest of this post over at Modern Alternative Mama!
The Better Mom Healthy Home Economist: Monday Mania My Cultured Plate: Tasty Traditions Our Simply Country Life: Hearts4Home Weekend Whatever
I love that we celebrate the Resurrection of Christ in the Spring (here in the States, anyways). There are so many beautiful reminders of new life in God’s creation. Just today, we saw…
Butterfly drying it’s new wings in the sun
Flowers opening Plants emerging from the ground Leaves unfolding
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made…” Romans 1:20
He is risen!