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How to Prevent “Conscious Uncoupling”

When I read last week that Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband are going through “conscious uncoupling,” I had to chuckle a little. I mean, it’s terribly sad that another family is dissolving, but to use a crazy term like “conscious … Continue reading

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Lord, I Need You

The last couple of weeks have been a tad bit challenging for me, for various reasons. On one particularly difficult day, I found myself stressed and overwhelmed because of a task that I was trying to complete but the pieces … Continue reading

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The Sad State of our Nation

As I was in the shower last night (where I think best), I had a sense of heaviness about the state of our nation. I’ve been praying specifically about the Supreme Court hearing of Hobby Lobby’s case regarding the Obamacare contraception … Continue reading

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Modesty is Beautiful

The weather is warming up, and along with the rising temps comes the usual shedding of clothes. I always dread this time of year. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I love the beauty of spring and the newness of life, … Continue reading

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Why “Kingdom Crossing”?

If you’ve been following this blog, you might wonder why we chose the name “Kingdom Crossing.” Well, I’m glad you asked! I want to take a moment to share with you our thoughts on “Kingdom Crossing” and what the name … Continue reading

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I’m Tired. I Don’t Want to Teach My Kids’ Sunday School Class.

When I was a single young adult, I volunteered in the nursery rotation at my church. I wanted to serve in some capacity at church, and there were always openings in the childcare areas. I enjoyed playing with the cute … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life….

I recently ran across an e-mail that I wrote one morning back in 2006. I had sent it to my husband, my parents, my sister, and a friend. I had three children under four years old at the time, and … Continue reading

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What Motherhood Has Done to Me

When I was in the shower tonight, I had some thoughts about the ways that I’ve changed since becoming a mother. I seem to get a lot of inspiration while in the shower. Is anyone with me on that? Not … Continue reading

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Why I Homeschool

If you could be a fly on the wall of my house sometimes when we’re doing school, you might wonder why in the world I would choose such a path. It can be quite chaotic and stressful at times. We … Continue reading

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My Couponing Haul

My dear husband surprised the kids last night by bringing home a movie from the Redbox. So after I fed them all supper and they started their movie, I slipped out for a little R&R at the grocery store. Yes, … Continue reading

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Barefoot and Pregnant

When I was a senior in high school way back in 1992, a group from my senior class, maybe the yearbook staff—I don’t quite remember—assigned a “Most Likely To….” title to everyone. These titles were things like, “Most Likely to … Continue reading

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Jesus Obeyed His Mama

Do you know how sometimes as we’re reading a familiar passage of Scripture, something new and profound jumps out at us? Something that’s been there all along, obviously, but the Holy Spirit just opened our understanding to it for the … Continue reading

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Our Story on Zpolitics and 103.7 FM

Trevor and I were interviewed this morning by Martha Zoller of 103.7 FM for a 30-minute radio program that will air on Sunday, February 23. I’ll post a link to the show when it’s available to stream online. We had … Continue reading

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Mammograms and Colonoscopies

I recently passed that magical age at which the “powers that be” have decided that I’m suddenly in need of a certain medical screening. You women know which one I mean. When I went for my yearly check-up last month, … Continue reading

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Esther’s Wild and Crazy Life

My favorite Bible woman is Esther. Her story was just so very cool. It was like the ultimate fairytale, only it was real. She went from peasant girl to queen in no time flat–and she went on to become a … Continue reading

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16 (Now 17) Years

On the day I graduated from high school, in June 1992, I remember looking out of my bedroom window and thinking to myself, “This is it. The next thing I know, I’ll be graduating from college, then getting married, raising … Continue reading

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A Few Creative Ways to Earn and Save Money

The recession of the last few years has produced several forms of pay cuts for my husband, a public school teacher. First came a 2.4 percent across the board reduction. Added to that came furlough days, starting out as just … Continue reading

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Lessons from My Goldfish

I, er…I mean my kids, have four pet goldfish. We’ve had them for almost a year now, and their names are Creamsicle, Creamsicle Jr., Butterbean, and Peaches. They’re fun little creatures. My husband thinks I’m crazy because I talk to … Continue reading

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Maximize Your Gas Budget with Gift Cards

The high gas prices we’ve experienced in this nation the last few years have taken a toll on the average family’s budget; I know they’ve certainly hit us hard. Because my husband and I have four children, we drive large, … Continue reading

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Southern Savers Reviewed Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World

Jenny at the wildly popular Southern Savers couponing site posted an excellent review of Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World this week. Check out the review here.

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Having Fun on a Post-Christmas Shoestring

In the early weeks of a new year, it’s easy to become discouraged because of a lack of extra funds for entertainment….eating out, movies, shopping, and so forth. If you’re like our family, your property taxes were due in December, … Continue reading

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