Walmart is my new BFF

So I have been doing the Walmart free grocery pick-up for almost three months now. I love it. It saves me so much time and I think it's saving me some money, too (no more impulse purchases!) Here's the good, bad, and the ugly of this process.  (just FYI this is not a sponsored review …

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The relevancy of God’s Word

Hi everyone! Just a quick blog post today to encourage you to dig in to God's word. Daily!! So I've been struggling lately with the kids over time spent on screens. I admit that because of the difficulties of the last year, I have been less than diligent about managing their screen time. (Please no …

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Early Thoughts on Letting Go

I put my first-born on a plane on Tuesday to go to Kenya!!  16 days, 10 different flights, 8 different airports, 3 countries, and she is now approximately 7,500 miles away. (They arrived safely last night!) I titled this "early thoughts" because I feel we are just entering the season of letting our kids go.  …

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Summer 2018

Summer is here.  Oh, wait - it's almost half over!!   We have had a busy month since school ended and the rest of the summer looks just as full. First off, this one... is leaving in 5 days for Kenya!!  She is going on a missions trip through our denomination's bible quizzing organization.  She is …

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another perspective change

I took this photo about 4 months ago while grocery shopping.  I captured it because I just felt like God was teaching me a lesson that day. While waiting to check out, I'd looked at all the food on the conveyor belt and realized how different it looked than a year ago.  Prepackaged foods, convenience …

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Grateful.

(photo from www.LumoProject.com) A few months ago my pastor touched on the story of Jesus told in Mark 2:2-12.  Four men had a paralyzed friend who needed to see Jesus.  They went to great lengths to get him into Jesus' presence - lowering him down through the roof. I'm going to paraphrase here, but one of …

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Anniversary Trip

At the beginning of summer, Dave and I took a trip to Mexico to celebrate our 20th anniversary.  Our anniversary isn't actually until October, but this was the most convenient time of year for us to be away! We splurged on an amazing resort, Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita.  We would highly recommend it. We've …

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