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I am NOT enough — and why it’s liberating to admit it

I am NOT enough... and why it's liberating to admit it

Do you know that feeling you get when your hear fingernails grating on a chalkboard? I guess most modern classrooms have switched to dry erase boards, so maybe you’ve missed it. It’s sort of a squeaky, screechy, scraping sound that really sets your nerves on edge. Back when I was in school, there was always one little boy in my… Read more »

10 Resolutions for a Happier New Year

10 Resolutions for a Happier New Year

I love New Year’s and the fresh start January represents, so I normally kick it off with a list of resolutions as long as my arm. Some of my goals are specific and easily quantifiable: write a letter a day, read a book a week, lose 50 pounds before my son gets married in May. I believe in dreaming big!… Read more »

Prayer for a Happy Marriage {free printable}

Counting Down the Days

Wedding season is definitely upon us. Last weekend, we hosted our fifth wedding shower since March. It seems that every week, another of my friends’ children are announcing an engagement. With all those nuptials going on, I thought it would be fitting to publish a special prayer for marriage.   Prayer has played a huge part in keeping our relationship… Read more »

Top 14 Posts for 2014

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Loving Life at Home

My husband loves to keep tabs on my blog stats. He tracks the numbers far more faithfully than I do. What follows is a listing of my most-viewed posts of 2014 (one of which was a reblog of something he’d posted over at All Truth is God’s Truth). These top 14 include articles on marriage, parenting, homemaking, and feminism, with… Read more »

Merry Christmas to All…

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I hope you’ve had a joyous Christmas celebration today. Our family will be celebrating a day late, as Doug had to spend Christmas at the hospital this year (on call). If you are looking to unwind after the busy-ness of the day’s activities, I’d recommend reading a post my husband published on his blog this week: Christmas — A Season… Read more »

How Does Your Husband Spell RESPECT?

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How does your husband spell RESPECT - a 30-Day Challenge for wives

Every man craves respect. I think that deep desire to be well-esteemed by family, friends, and foe alike is hardwired into the Y-chromosome. The vast majority of men value respect even over love. One of the most powerful things you can do to build up your man and strengthen your marriage is to shower your husband with the respect and… Read more »

Living with a Thankful Heart

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"... never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - JFK

We need to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Giving thanks is something that we are commanded repeatedly in Scripture to do. Obviously, it is important to God for His children to be grateful. Space won’t permit me to list all the references here, but consider this small sampling of verses: • “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will… Read more »

Making Big Investments in Little Things

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Recipe for Success: Making Big Investments in Little Things

President Obama created quite a stir last week with his comments regarding Moms who leave the workplace to stay home and raise children: “That’s not a choice we want Americans to make,” he said resolutely. His solution to the pesky problem of SAHMs? Taking more and more children out of their homes at younger and younger ages and placing them… Read more »

Don’t Waste the Crust

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Encouragement for anybody who has something hard to swallow on their plate: Don't Waste the Crust

I’ve never been one of those mothers who carefully pared the crust off the PBJ’s I served my children for lunch. For well over 20 years now, I’ve been coaxing my kids to eat the crusts of their sandwiches using the following rationale: It’s wasteful to leave them. -and- That’s where most of the vitamins are. And for well over… Read more »

A Battle Plan for Marriage

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My Husband and I are Fighting (Again) - words of wisdom from lovinglifeathome.com

WE’RE AT WAR…. That’s what headlines all across the United States boldly proclaimed on the morning of January 17, 1991. The Masthead was so large, it grabbed my attention the minute I opened the curtains of our little studio apartment. Wanting to capture this historic moment on film, I bundled my two young children up warm and ushered them across… Read more »

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