Jessica Heights

No matter how you look at it, homemaking is not easy. In many respects, it’s just plain hard. While it also brings great joy and satisfaction, for many of us, the difficulty transcends the emotional challenges homemakers face.  It moves beyond balancing the many aspects of homemaking {and living them out well} and enters the […]

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Are you passionate about imparting homemaking skills to young ladies? Do you feel called to bless a young girl in a third world country? Wonderful news: you can combine the two! This week, Operation Christmas Child is collecting shoebox gifts, which will act as messengers of the love of Christ to children in over 100 […]

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This family?  We are a troupe of chili lovers. We are also a troupe of 4:45pm meltdown-ers. And so one evening, in a clumsy, yet brilliant attempt to balance these two opposing forces in our family, I took a significant shortcut during dinner prep… rather than spending up to fifteen minutes chopping all of these […]

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As adults, we know very well that our homes are not comprised of stuff.  Our homes are built on, and made of far more than that.  And while on a very basic level, children recognize that as well, little ones thrive on familiarity, particularly in the environment of home. Which presents a bit of a […]

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There is, in the corner of the living room, and old, beat-up chair. This is not a “nice” chair. The center cushion sags in the most pitiful way.  The bottom is rather squished.  A tatter adorns the right arm, and the thick stripes that seem to hold the thing together are well worn and long […]

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Homemaking is serious business, you know. And amid all of the serious points of focus, over which we exercise the limited control we have, groping and grasping for things that only God can see the other end of, we must endeavor for a truly significant, but frequently overlooked aspect of homemaking: making our family feel […]

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They say that one’s sense of smell is the foremost of the five in terms of the strongest link to memory.  As a girl tied deep to my roots in tradition, I’d have to say that taste must be next in line. Through the years, while change melts and molds us and brings things new, […]

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*GIVEAWAY CLOSED* Have you ever heard of Tomorrow’s Forefathers? This family owned company is passionate about equipping parents to raise the next, and forthcoming, generations rooted firmly in the Lord.  The company mission, as stated on their website, is: It is the goal of Tomorrow’s Forefathers to give vision, encouragement, and training to families so […]

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