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Dear lonely wives, My heart is heavy for you.   I’ve been where you are, sitting alone not understanding how I could feel so alone surrounded by so many humans. (I have a husband and 6 children remember!) You are vulnerable. You are heartbroken. You are lonely. I want you to know: I understand where you are! I’m so sorry you are going through this! There is hope! Please hear me, lovingly give you some important information…crucial information, you may need.  There are 3 lies the enemy wants you to believe. THIS IS THE TRUTH!  1. You will not be…

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Keep on Keepin’ On!! | Sunday Simple Homemaker Link Up | Happy Sunday!

Here is a tiny bit of encouragement for you ladies this up coming week! This is not our home, dear friends!!   Keep on keepin’ on!! I remember a time, I just started weeping in the shower with my husband. As he stood there, at a loss, I confessed I was just so tired of waiting for my rewards in heaven. In this life we can feel like we don’t get anything for doing the right thing.  Over and over we might walk in obedience only to have those we love continue to sin against us. Even just the everyday…

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Sunday Homemaker Link Up| God is Worthy of our Praise

    Praise the Lord for He is good!! Yesterday we celebrated my 6th child’s 1st birthday. With a new house full of family and friends I was overwhelmed with the way God has loved us. And…though she was a bit mesmerized by it all…she was adorable!! Forgive my obnoxious baby cake  photo!! I digress! However… He not only knows the number of the hairs on this little one’s head, BUT… Our God  knows the names of every star in the sky!! He is worthy of my praise. He is worthy of your praise. As I read through Psalm 147…

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Happy Father’s Day

To all the daddy’s out there loving their wives and raising their children…Happy Father’s Day. My husband is an amazing dad! Don’t take for granted a man who lives with you, day in and day out, and helps raise his children. These days, these men are fewer and farther between…honor them today. I love my man, even more than bacon!! If today is a difficult day for you, my prayers for you are for forgiveness and to know the ultimate love of a heavenly Father who loved you so much He sent His one and only Son to die so…

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God’s Grace |Sunday’s Simple Homemaker |Link Up

Don’t forget to check out the posts this week from the amazing co-hosts over at Prarie Gal Cooking and My Life Abundant!! The verse Ashleigh chose for us to look at this week is Hosea 2:15 Hosea is a book of the Bible that fills me with awe and wonder.  It’s a shocking and  almost terrifying story of God’s grace and his mercy. As those of us who see themselves the harlot, unfaithful to God even though He has given us, literally, everything we have, we see hope and renewal. As a woman who has walked, completely in love with…

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14 Things that are Possible with God, but We Prefer not to Talk About Them

Happy Sunday!! We are linking up with this sweet little homesteader over at Prairie Gal Cooking  and My Life Abundant today.  We are going to be co-hosting a devotional style link up with her on Sundays!!   Fun!! Enjoy your families today and check out my take on Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”   You’ve been there…I’m sure you have. You’re standing there listing to someone quote a Bible verse to support their cause or justify their behavior. You might think one of…

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Love is Kind

Love is kind… I hear it ring in my mind, but it hasn’t really ever penetrated my heart. But I feel the Lord lately, whispering those words more and more often. Love is kind… Love is kind… When my children are throwing a fit… Love is kind… When I’m angry and feel justified because I’ve been wronged… Love is kind… When sarcastic humor wells up in my throat in response to a quip… Love is kind… When in my frustration, I go into my room and I close my door.  I drop to my knees in tears, knowing only God…

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5 Ways to Not Lose Your Mind When You Have Small Children and Are Exhausted.

Walking around in the brisk evening air, holding a book I’d been longing to finish I see my 2 year old running toward me.  He is covered in orange juice he personally squeezed and the combination of boogers and dirt on his face could easily gag a less experienced mother.  In his perfectly broken 2 year old language he blurts out “I found ‘nother one. Help me, mom!” (Don’t panic, we have orange trees.) And so I put the book down…AGAIN…and peel his dirty little orange. He runs off to be with his older siblings and for some reason, I…

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When Facebook all Seems for Nothing…4 Areas to Focus on When Life Seems Shallow.

I logon…3 messages…56 notifications. I don’t care. All I can think of is Noah Chamberlin. My heart is broken over the tragic loss of a 2 year old boy who is part of my extended family, a boy I have never met, but who has changed me forever. I love Facebook. I always have, but after a recent sabbatical I haven’t been back in full force.  Then with the tragic week of missing Noah, the only internet I could stand were posts from his family or news reports on the current status.  Angela  is Noah’s aunt and has been a…

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The Story of a Failed Ringbearer…and 4 Tips for you if Your Child is going to be in a Wedding!!

This was the moment, it was going to happen!! As I stood, in my Matron of Honor dress behind my 3 young boys with my 2 young daughters behind me, my heart leapt realizing he was really going to do it!! My 6 and 7 year old boys dawned their sunglasses and earpieces and as they flanked my toddler son who stood perfectly dressed, ring pillow situated in his tiny grip. As my 7 year old gently went to touch the official ring bearers back to nudge him forward, it happened… Now, every mother has been overly confidant in the…

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