Grace

  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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For as long as I can remember, I’ve needed to be my own “knight in shining armor”. I’ve tried desperately to protect myself from getting hurt or from being hurt by others. Needless to say, it can’t be accomplished. Pain is unavoidable, or so I’ve learned-the hard way. Many times, I’ve fought to keep myself […]

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I really enjoy sharing my recipes with you here at Raising Homemakers. I will have a new recipe for you all next week, but today I felt led by the Lord to write about sowing mercy and signal graces. Both of these provide God’s healing, comfort and peace when we need them the most. Sowing Mercy Two little words can be […]

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I must confess, I don’t live in a perpetual state of thankfulness. Sure, I’m thankful for the main things, but I tend to take the normal for granted. Today as I looked around my home, I found a list of conveniences for which to be thankful! I thought I’d share these blessings, because you probably […]

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Today we have a guest post by Mandy Dufries…   I have a treasure… It’s tucked neatly among some of my cherished possessions in a small cedar chest on my dresser. I’m not the only one who can possess this treasure. This treasure is available to everyone. It is precious; it changes lives. It has […]

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“In your anger, do not sin.” ~Ephesians 4:26 As a busy mommy of nine, I’ve experienced my share of angry outbursts—both from me and from my children. Perhaps a little one got into big sister’s art supplies…again. Maybe I’ve asked for “quiet voices while the baby sleeps” one too many times. On any given day, […]

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