Category Archives: giving

World Milksharing Week

  In a recent post over at Lovely with A Side of Terrible, I noticed it was World Milksharing week.  I confess I had no idea this week existed. This post is a tad unique in that most of my links will be to posts back to her blog sharing on the same subject, particularly where our story links.   Both her story and her blog are amazing and worth reading.     When my best friend from childhood, Jennifer,  was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28, my heart broke.  When she was informed she probably wouldn’t be…

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Compassion for Those Dealing Chronic Pain

My life is relatively pain free. I do tend toward moderately painful back problems with pregnancy. There is lots of limping around from very early pregnancy in my house.  This morning I woke up with pain in various areas and was overwhelmed thinking of those I know and love who suffer with some sort of chronic pain daily.  May we all remember:   To pray for strength for those in pain daily. To continually ask them if there is anything we can do for them. Do anything we can to brighten their mood or lighten their loads.   So…  …

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Springtime | Great Gift Ideas |Bridal Shower Gifts

It’s that beautiful time of year where the wedding showers are preparing us for upcoming nuptials.  I always love to give unique gifts.  I thought I’d put together a quick list of some of my personal favorites I’ve either given or received.    My Favorite 5 Bridal Shower Gifts: 1. A Homemade Apron:  Here are a couple great tutorials!!!  I like to write something in the card that encourages them to try the apron on for their hubbies in their birthday suit first!!!!  It’s also great to be able to pick out material you know your friend will love!!! If…

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Laundry and Tears | Life Overwhelming

As I sat across from a friend sipping a half cup of coffee filled with mostly unhealthy yummy creamer, I felt my eyes well up as I began to relay how long I have been trying to catch up on my laundry. Perhaps part of my problem is I will NEVER really be “caught up” on laundry in a home with 6 people, 4 of which contribute much to the laundry problem and very little to the laundry solution.  And yet, there I sat choked up over laundry…really…I mean there are people with real problems out there and I’m crying…

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Laundry and Tears | Life Overwhelming

As I sat across from a friend sipping a half cup of coffee filled with mostly unhealthy yummy creamer, I felt my eyes well up as I began to relay how long I have been trying to catch up on my laundry. Perhaps part of my problem is I will NEVER really be “caught up” on laundry in a home with 6 people, 4 of which contribute much to the laundry problem and very little to the laundry solution.  And yet, there I sat choked up over laundry…really…I mean there are people with real problems out there and I’m crying…

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40 Days of Prayer | Day 34: How to Spend Our Money

    Life is full of choices, many of which revolve around how we spend our money. As a Christian I often wonder how we can use our money in ways which will produce value in eternity.  So much of our money is spent on temporal ‘things’ to gratify our desire to please ourselves.  Before I pray I better read through some scripture on the topic, get my heart right.  🙂   “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in…

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40 Days of Prayer | Day 34: How to Spend Our Money

    Life is full of choices, many of which revolve around how we spend our money. As a Christian I often wonder how we can use our money in ways which will produce value in eternity.  So much of our money is spent on temporal ‘things’ to gratify our desire to please ourselves.  Before I pray I better read through some scripture on the topic, get my heart right.  🙂   “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in…

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40 Days of Prayer | The Homeless and the Hungry

  One of my greatest pet peeves is the casual yet dramatic “I’m starving” people verbalize when they are hungry. We have someone regularly in our lives who often uses this phrase and my kids picked up on it quickly.  If I’m perfectly honest I will admit I quickly jumped down their throat with the “there really are starving people” lecture and my children are not allowed to use the phrase “I’m starving”. When they ask why other people use the phrase I simply tell them they are being dramatic and over emphasizing their hunger.  This may seem like a…

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40 Days of Prayer | Day 7: Fatherless

I suppose  “orphans” isn’t really a politically correct word anymore.  Perhaps “fatherless” pushes a few buttons as well, and doesn’t quite convey the proper term, but today I want to lift up those children in our country and the world who don’t have mommies AND daddies to love them everyday of their lives.  Dearest Heavenly Father, You know my heart for the children who need love, practical love that provides food, shelter and a loving family to depend on.  There are so many little ones who don’t have loving parents. There are so many who don’t have any parents. There…

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40 Days of Prayer |Day 6: Christian Radio

  There are a fair amount of Christians who I’m sure listen to all kinds of music.  For my family, we listen, almost completely to Christian music. This means I take the good with the bad and sometimes settle for what the musical connoisseurs would consider beneath them in an effort to not have conflicting worldviews and lewd song lyrics running through my mind.  I’m still stumbled, on occasion, when an old song pops into my mind, one I know by heart, that rages with its profanity and derogatory words. Our local Christian radio stations have encouraged me, intrigued me…

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