• how to find balance & peace at home {family fun friday}

    how to find balance & peace at home {family fun friday}

    My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. This week’s Family Fun Friday is about finding balance and peace at home. …... READ MORE >>>
  • my little easter bunnies! {throwback thursday}

    my little easter bunnies! {throwback thursday}

    Joy, like sunlight streaming through the clouds, brings little glimpses of heaven to the earth. The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy – Psalm 126:3 Rejoice in the miracle of every day. Let us fix our eyes on …... READ MORE >>>
  • when time flies {happy 1st birthday Ridley!}

    when time flies {happy 1st birthday Ridley!}

    So, yeah, my baby boy is not such a baby anymore. A little over a month ago, he turned one. Since then, he’s gotten four new teeth and has discovered the awesomeness of toilet paper. He just laughs and looks at me like, “What? I …... READ MORE >>>
  • purposeful living {family fun friday}

    purposeful living {family fun friday}

    My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. This week’s Family Fun Friday is about Purposeful Living.   Hope you enjoy! …... READ MORE >>>
  • 5 ways for moms to enjoy time

    5 ways for moms to enjoy time

    Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I spend my time.  I’ve been married to my sweet guy for almost eight years now. When we aren’t working, we are remodeling our country home. Or, we are taking the kids to soccer. Or, doing laundry (and more …... READ MORE >>>
  • when God says no

    when God says no

    Happy Monday friends! Today’s post is another one that I wrote for Lent two years ago. It’s crazy to see how much our girls have grown (they are almost five…tear!). It’s more of a deep post but maybe if you are going through some fire …... READ MORE >>>
  • How to Make an Heirloom Easter Dress

    How to Make an Heirloom Easter Dress

    When my twin girls were two years old, I spent hours upon hours making their heirloom Easter dresses. Their dresses were truly a labor of love but what I loved most about making their dresses was the conversations that were had between my sewing class …... READ MORE >>>
  • happy living essentials {family fun friday}

    happy living essentials {family fun friday}

    My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. This week’s Family Fun Friday is about Happy Living Essentials.   Hope you …... READ MORE >>>
  • when it’s time to rest

    when it’s time to rest

    The thing that I love most about Lent is that it challenges believers to action. This is the time of the year when people take on new challenges or choose to abstain from things that they love (one of my friends gave up drinking wine! …... READ MORE >>>
  • intentional parenting {family fun friday}

    intentional parenting {family fun friday}

    My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. This week’s Family Fun Friday is about Intentional Parenting.   Hope you enjoy! …... READ MORE >>>
  • what love really means

    what love really means

    The door to the bakery jingled as I opened it. Inside the bakery were many signs that Valentine’s Day was almost here. Heart-shaped balloons and stuffed teddy bears the size of small children greeted the entrance and iced cookies personalized with “I Love You” lined …... READ MORE >>>
  • The Message of Love our Kids Long to Hear

    The Message of Love our Kids Long to Hear

    Today’s post is by my beautiful friend, Jeannie Cunnion. Jeannie is the author of Parenting the Wholehearted Child and the mom of three boys. Jeannie is also an Auburn graduate and I loved meeting her at Allume this past year.   This parenting thing can …... READ MORE >>>
  • intentional love {family fun friday}

    intentional love {family fun friday}

    My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. This week’s Family Fun Friday is about Intentional Love.   Hope you enjoy! …... READ MORE >>>
  • when it’s time to organize {family fun friday}

    when it’s time to organize {family fun friday}

    My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. This week’s Family Fun Friday is about Getting Rid of Your Stuff.   …... READ MORE >>>
  • how to mother from scratch {+ a giveaway!}

    how to mother from scratch {+ a giveaway!}

    Today I’m sharing a review of one of my new favorite motherhood books, Mothering From Scratch by Melinda Means & Kathy Helgemo. I’m also delighted to announce that these ladies have asked me to join them over at Moms Together, an online community that encourages, …... READ MORE >>>
  • i loved fresh grounded faith!

    i loved fresh grounded faith!

    It’s over. This time last year, I said yes to God when I committed myself to planning Fresh Grounded Faith Dothan. It was a risky yes. I needed people. Lots and lots of people. I needed time. I needed our community to say yes too. …... READ MORE >>>
  • 4 ways to get your child to listen {+ a giveaway!}

    4 ways to get your child to listen {+ a giveaway!}

    Today’s post is by my friend and fellow writer at The M.O.M. Initiative, Lori Wildenberg. I just adore her! Walking through the toy section of a department store, I noticed a mom with her around three-year-old son. He was dutifully walking right next to her …... READ MORE >>>
  • showing love {Family Fun Friday}

    showing love {Family Fun Friday}

    My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. This week’s Family Fun Friday is about Caring for Others this Valentine’s Day. …... READ MORE >>>
  • hold on to the magic {day 21: New Year’s Prayer Challenge}

    hold on to the magic {day 21: New Year’s Prayer Challenge}

    Main Street had just opened up on the start of our last day in Disney World. Our first stop inside the magical gates was the Chapeau Hat Shoppe where we picked out three felt hats with black ears – one even with a princess crown …... READ MORE >>>
  • the greatest of these is love {day 20: New Year’s 21 Day Prayer Challenge}

    the greatest of these is love {day 20: New Year’s 21 Day Prayer Challenge}

    Last week was supposed to be the end of our New Year’s 21 Day Prayer Challenge. But instead of finishing up the challenge, my family experienced one of its’ worst seasons of sickness. It was awful. Just in case you want to know how bad …... READ MORE >>>
  • prayer challenge update

    prayer challenge update

    Hi friends, Just wanted to send out a quick update in case any of you were wondering where today’s prayer challenge post was. My whole family has had a terrible stomach virus and I have unfortunately not been able to write the posts yet for …... READ MORE >>>
  • i don’t need God {day 19: New Year’s 21 Day Prayer Challenge}

    i don’t need God {day 19: New Year’s 21 Day Prayer Challenge}

    Those four little words may not dare be uttered out of our mouths, but how many times do our actions reflect otherwise? For me, I’m pretty sure it is almost daily. Life is good right now. Things are rocking along just fine. But what happens …... READ MORE >>>
  • the art of praying {day 18: New Year’s 21 Day Prayer Challenge}

    the art of praying {day 18: New Year’s 21 Day Prayer Challenge}

    On a weekend at our alma mater, my husband and I ate at a wonderful new restaurant in Auburn. It’s called Acre and it is all about the farm-to-table experience. When we arrived, we were seated in an alcove decorated with clean white tablecloths and …... READ MORE >>>
  • how to develop your prayer life {day 17: New Year’s 21 Day Prayer Challenge}

    how to develop your prayer life {day 17: New Year’s 21 Day Prayer Challenge}

    There he sat, upright in his sisters’ bedroom, with his eyes set on his toy a few feet away. It was one of those toys that has a little bell inside so when grabbed it jingles, making his eyes light up and the first efforts …... READ MORE >>>
  • Love Your Life {Family Fun Friday}

    Love Your Life {Family Fun Friday}

    My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. If you have been following along with our 21 Day Prayer Challenge, …... READ MORE >>>

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