Organization + Productivity

5 Ways To Beat The Afternoon Slump

admin / January 17, 2018

Happy New Year!  ‘Tis the season of goal making, year planning, and a general motivation to be more productive.  Since my 2018 goals are at the forefront of my mind right now (hoping to share them here soon!), I am trying to be extra aware of the routines and rhythms of my day.  One of the greatest enemies of a productive day is…

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I Love You, Great Grandma

admin / December 21, 2017

Dear Great Grandma Brown, We saw a rainbow when we stepped out of the van right outside of hospice when we went to see you yesterday. It was the first of many comforts. The others came in the form of hugs from aunts and uncles, of whispered reminders of where you are headed, and in Elisha’s soft “wuv ooo” at…

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The Christian Life

My Dream After The Texas Church Shooting

admin / December 18, 2017

Some dreams just stick in your head. After the Texas church shooting a few months ago, I was really, really scared to go to church.  But I never would have admitted it.  I grieved over the loss of life in Texas when I heard about the shooting, I prayed for those affected, and I set my jaw in that determination…

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In Every Season, The Christian Life

5 Ways To Reset This Christmas

admin / December 14, 2017

This post contains affiliate links. Click here for my affiliate disclosure. If you purchase items through my affiliate links, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.    There is a Christmas song that I have discovered this year, called “Once This Year” by Beta Radio.  The lyrics strike me every single time I listen to the…

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Anxiety + Depression, The Christian Life

The Freedom Of Calling Anxiety Sin

admin / December 13, 2017

I have dealt with anxiety and depression multiple times since 2014.  I have been in some very, very dark places. I’ve read a lot of articles online about the subject throughout the years.  There is a lot of talk of self-love, self-worth, inner light, not apologizing for who you are, what defines you and being a “victim” of anxiety.  It’s…

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The Christian Life

5 Ways To Stay Focused On Christ

admin / November 11, 2017

Does this scenario sound familiar? You come home from a glorious church service, enjoy a warm meal with your family and maybe some friends, and spend the rest of the day relaxing.  Your sins are confessed and forgiven, your heart convicted and pricked in all the right ways, and your soul is refreshed.  You are ready to face the week…

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Books + Music

October 2017 Reading Report

admin / October 31, 2017

Back in January, I joined the Goodreads 2017 Reading Challenge and set a goal of 50 books, to be completed by the end of the year.  These monthly reading reports serve to keep me accountable and give you a peek into what books I am currently enjoying!    Happy Reformation Day, everyone! I never intended to take a break from…

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The Christian Life

To My Generation: The Work Has Only Begun

admin / October 12, 2017

To my generation, to those of us who have grown up within the Church and are now becoming adults: You are not your parents.  You do not have to be exactly like them in every way. In fact, you shouldn’t be like them.  We’ve grown up in a reformational church culture.  We’ve grown up in the homeschool culture.  Our parents…

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