10 Things You May {Not} Know About Me

Me, along with my three youngest girls. This picture was taken yesterday after Hannah's {wearing the white sweater} ice skating performance.

So, tomorrow morning, bright and early I'll be setting off for Greenville, South Carolina to attend this year's Allume Conference for women bloggers. This is my first year attending and I am so excited! I'll be sharing a room with three other bloggers I've never met before. I'll share more about my experience next week, but for now, I thought I'd share a little bit about myself. You can read even more about me here. 10 Things You May {Not} Know About Me 1. I'm an introvert. I have … [Read more...]

Family Game Night {Day 60}

How often do you have fun together as a family? {From Chaos to Calm: 15 Weeks to a Happy Home} Day 60 @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Photo Credit: John Morgan From Chaos to Calm: Day 60 Scripture Memory: “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11 ESV How often do you have fun together as a family? In our house, games are a regular activity – in fact game nights are very often going on several nights a week. Talk about fun! While we are always very busy, night time is usually family … [Read more...]

The Blessing of Family Worship

For this world is not our permanent home; we are looking forward to a home yet to come. Hebrews 13:14 NLT @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Sometimes when you've done something over and over for years it becomes routine. Worship can be like that. Even going to church can become routine. And although I've always enjoyed our family worship times... sometimes it can feel dull - routine - commonplace. This evening was not like that. It began like most evenings. We were busy. Too busy really. I was preparing to leave for the weekend - for a weekend women's retreat five hours from my home. I'd spent the day doing working on A … [Read more...]

Music in the Air {Day 57}

Fill your home with music that inspires. @ AVirtuousWoman.org

From Chaos to Calm: Day 57 Scripture Memory: “My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.” Psalm 71:23     Do you like to sing? Music adds so much to life. Well, I should say, good music adds much to life. What kind of music do you listen to? Are the words uplifting? Do the songs inspire you to serve God more – or less?  Studies have shown that children who listen to classical music from an early age learn better. It has also been proven … [Read more...]

{Paper Bag} Baby Bird in a Nest Craft

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I originally found this craft over at Kangaroo Boo Blog and adapted it for my needs. When I first saw this craft, I totally fell in love with how sweet it was. I love birds - in fact, I collect birds and you'll find them tucked on shelves, in corners or on paintings all around my house! [Tweet "This Baby Bird Nest #Craft is simple, sweet, and fun for kids! #craftsforkids"] I used this craft for one of my children ministry programs - for about 80 children - this year at … [Read more...]