A Support System

We all need a support system. Yours may consist of a parent or parents, good friends or siblings, or even perhaps longtime co-workers. It doesn't matter who your support system consists of; it's just important that you have one. Of course, if you're married your number one support system should be your spouse. I've been thinking about support … Continue reading A Support System

A Contrite Heart (Honesty Before God)

The song I want to share with you all has become such a precious reminder to me how much it pleases God when we take personal responsibility for our actions and are genuinely heartbroken over our failures. God loves each one of us - warts and all. His only prerequisite to fellowship is not perfection, but repentance. … Continue reading A Contrite Heart (Honesty Before God)

A Year of No Spending

This month I have written about the importance of meal planning to reduce your food budget, buying groceries online to curb impulse buying, and also how to save money by forgoing a gym membership and exercising at home. If after doing all the cost-cutting measures you can think of, you’re still not happy about your … Continue reading A Year of No Spending

Getting Healthy and Saving Money

Happy New Year! I think we can all imagine what it would take to get healthier or what we would need to do to put the breaks on spending money but combine those two goals and we're apt to throw our hands up and give up before even starting. Getting healthy and saving money seems like … Continue reading Getting Healthy and Saving Money

Perseverance

Sometime during this past week, a song entitled "Overnight" performed by musician Amy Grant showed up on my YouTube recommended videos. I had never heard this song before. "Overnight" is from the CD "Somewhere Down The Road" by Amy Grant from 2010. I started wondering what was going on in my life in 2010 that … Continue reading Perseverance

Your Legacy, Curse or Blessing?

The following are the words of a beautiful song by Sara Groves. Her songs speak to me in such a powerful way - I hope they might for you as well. I have the highlighted chorus written on a card that I keep within view to remind me of how my actions and attitude can … Continue reading Your Legacy, Curse or Blessing?

What is “Real Food” Anyway?!

"Real Food" is the newer way to describe what we boomers commonly referred to as "Whole Foods." The change was perhaps needed to differentiate between a philosophy of food consumption and the natural grocer, "Whole Foods™." What is confusing to me, and I believe others, is that there are many definitions of the term "Real Food" and include restrictive diets … Continue reading What is “Real Food” Anyway?!

Rainbows

As a child growing up, my parents would always call us to the window or even outside to see rainbows. There is something so magical and captivating about them. If you are a believer in God or a follower of Christ rainbows are significant. After the flood, as recorded in the book of Genesis, God … Continue reading Rainbows

On Becoming Wise

In Proverbs (24:3), King Solomon wrote: "Through wisdom, a house is built, and through understanding, it is established." Making wise decisions as a married couple is an essential component in allowing your home to be life-giving and not draining. It is so incredibly important that both spouses, individually and together, make every effort to do … Continue reading On Becoming Wise

“The Books”

My husband and I have moved 20 times in 32 years of marriage. To say that our grown children or we have struggled to call any place "home" is an understatement. For those of you who have frequently moved as a family, you understand what I'm saying. When my boys were young, and finances were … Continue reading “The Books”