• My One Little Word for 2021: Love One Another
    BIBLE,  FAITH,  GOALS,  INTENTION,  LIVING

    My “One Little Word” for 2021, Okay, It’s a Phrase

    Well, 2021 is here! And that means it is once again time for me to share my One Little Word for the year. I can’t believe I am in my ELEVENTH year of doing this. I have found picking a word (or words, or phrase) for the year so beneficial. I love setting goals and intentions but it can be hard to remember them throughout the year. Picking a word or phrase it a lot easier to remember and be thinking about throughout the year, at least it is for me (but, of course I’m setting goals for the year as well as choosing a word, the goals will be…

  • How to Read the Bible in 90 Days or Less - Free Bible Reading Plans for 90 Days and 60 Days
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    How to Read Through the Bible in 90 Days or Less

    Last fall I randomly heard someone saying they were reading the Bible in 90 days. And, for whatever reason, I thought I can do that, I should do that! I have no idea why I thought that. I had never even successfully read through the Bible in an entire year before. That was approximately October 8th and I decided to read the Bible before the year was up, so it was a little less than 90 days. I found a reading schedule online and did some extra readings for the first few days so I could catch up and I ended up finishing the plan before the year was over. I…

  • How to Set Up a Prayer Journal - different ways to have a prayer journal or prayer binder
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    Different Ways to Set Up a Prayer Journal

    I’ve kept a prayer journal for a number of years though the exact layout/”system” I use has varied over time so I thought I would share a few different ways I’ve laid out my prayer journal. I find that writing down things I am praying for helps me to remember it. If a prayer request comes up I try to write it in my prayer journal as soon as I can otherwise I will forget it. I know many people don’t keep a prayer journal or list of things they are praying for, they must just have better memories than I do (it wouldn’t take much). Unfortunately, for those who…

  • On Marriage
    BIBLE,  FAITH,  MARRIAGE,  SCRIPTURE WRITING

    Monthly Scripture Writing Challenge: Love & Marriage

    Marriage is not a topic I have written a whole lot about, if you compare the amount of times I write about marriage versus the times I write about parenting you’ll see parenting is a much more written about topic. That’s not because I prefer parenting over marriage but because marriage has been quite easy compared to parenting and I guess I generally write about hard things (case in point). I thought I would change things up during the month of February and share a little about marriage, I currently have zero specific ideas on this so hopefully some come to me. But I am going to kick things off…

  • BIBLE,  HOMESCHOOL

    How We Approach Bible Time and Bible Journaling in our Homeschool

    Welcome to a new series where I am going more in-depth on all the different subjects we will be tackling this school year! If you want an overview of our homeschool day/week/month you can take a look at our three-part homeschool rhythm. One area I knew I really wanted to do better this year in our homeschool was the Bible. I have tried a few different things (plans, methods, children’s Bible’s, etc) in the past and have not really been very good with sticking with them. One of the ways I plan on making sure I follow through this year is by having our family Bible reading at the beginning…

  • A Life Poured Out
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    A Life Poured Out

    You know those times where it just feels like certain themes keep popping up all over the place? That’s been happening to me for the last few months. This time the theme is the idea of livingย a life poured out. Though, I didn’t realize the theme until last week when we were finishing studying 2 Timothy in church and verse six in chapter four jumped out at me, Paul says: “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering” . . .     Let me back up about four months, to when I was reading A Body in the Library by Agatha Christie – I promise this…