Mandy

This time of year seems to be the busiest for us. It seems like we are being pulled in so many directions. Once school starts we have school work, field trips, library trips, school planning, homeschool group commitments, club meetings, and extracurricular activities.   Fall brings fall festivals, planning and shopping for the holidays, Christmas […]

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Since I’ve been eating clean and also been following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, my overall health and energy level have been so much more in line with what God intended for me. Of course it’s helped my waistline as well. One thing I really miss is potato chips. Potato chips are just one of […]

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We have a massive River Birch tree in our front yard. It is gorgeous, provides much needed shade, and has been home to many precious families of birds over the years. Unfortunately, it grows so rapidly and wildly that it is taking over our yard and our home. It was planted too close to our […]

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Lately, I’ve been feeling pretty small. There is just a lot going on at the moment, and I keep feeling like I’m shrinking beneath the weight. In my quiet times with the Father, He keeps reminding me that I am not small to Him. He’s been telling me that I am His treasured child. Out […]

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Appreciation is a Gift that Keeps on Giving No matter who you are, no matter what you do, everyone longs to be appreciated. Servant hearts want to know they are making a difference. There are servants all around us: the military, community service and emergency workers, homeschool parents, public school teachers, Sunday school teachers, fine […]

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Granola bars are a staple in our home.  My children think they are the perfect snack, and I do too. They are a combination of savory and sweet, are convenient for on-the-go snacking, and the can be healthy when they contain the right ingredients. I used to purchase prepackaged granola bars, but I started making […]

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Love Is…

by Mandy on February 14, 2017 in Grace, Holidays, Homemaking

Love is. . . nail scarred hands and a cross on a hill called Calvary. living a life of gratitude and obedience to God for all that He means to us. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have […]

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You are Valued

by Mandy on January 31, 2017 in Faithfulness, Grace, Homemaking

Overwhelmed, underappreciated, worn out, and lonely–that’s how I’ve been feeling lately. My list of daily responsibilities has grown to an all-time high, and I’ve been feeling buried in the avalanche. Through prayer, The Lord has told me to let go of several responsibilities. The smaller ones have been easy to drop, but I have a […]

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