Grace

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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Have you ever complained about one of your physical features in front of your daughter?  For instance, have you ever said, “My hair looks horrible”, “I’m fat”, “I’m getting wrinkles”, or maybe even, “I’m not pretty”?  If you are saying these things in front of your daughter, don’t be surprised when you hear her mimicking […]

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Every year families spend thousands of dollars on summer vacations. They need to get away from the busyness of life. They’re seeking refuge from work, cell phones, the news, and so many other things that demand their time and cause stress. Our family just recently returned from a vacation camping at the beach. We spent […]

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Spring. Birds chirping, grass turning green, flowers emerging from the ground and birthday season in the Allen family. It all starts with my father-in-laws birthday and then there is an endless slew of aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins and a couple friends thrown in for good measure turning another year older including two of my own […]

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  Today we have a  post by our sweet contributor, Jenny Nanninga, of The Sweet Stuff : I am a classic multi-tasker. Iron in too many fires. I-can-do-it-all mentality. I love to help others and I even coordinate the meals ministry at my church. I usually thrive on busyness. However, life recently has been full […]

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When you have a blog post to write, it’s not good to be at a loss for words. That is how I feel this week. It’s not a case of writer’s block. It’s not a lack of events of life from which to draw–as a wife and mommy, my life is busy and full. As […]

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Not getting enough sleep each night?  You’re not alone!  Here are the signs and effects of sleep deprivation and 5 ideas on how to avoid it. Our baby is 3 now, and the days of being woken up 4+ times during night are aren’t that far behind me.  Some nights she would wake up several times and […]

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