Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

Fruit of the Spirit Joy Is wanting joy in our life selfish?  I’ve heard this many times and always thought it was strange.  Why do we question the fact that God wants us to find joy and hold it in our hearts? Maybe because so many people are finding “joy” in ungodly things.  Things of this world, not of God.  There are a ton of ways we can “find joy” or think we have that goes against every thing God {Read More}

Praying For Our Nation

Praying For Our Nation These days you would have to be living under a rock in the middle of nowhere to have not heard or read all of the anger going on in the US right now.  Personally, I think it’s stemming from fear but most people don’t want to admit that.  Any time we have a new president enter office there are some fear.  Fear of the unknown.  That they won’t deliver what they promised.  That they will.  No matter {Read More}

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

Fruit of the Spirit Peace Peace.  It’s something every one of us is seeking.  Peaceful, calm, tranquil lives is a desire we have.  But life happens and we quickly loose that peaceful feeling.  It vanishes when someone wrongs you.  Gone when you’re hurting.  Lost when life turns upside down. Peace is one of the Fruits of the Spirit for a reason.  God knows we desire it and He wants us to have it.  He desires to give it to us. {Read More}

Putting The Past Behind You

Putting The Past Behind You When you are hurt or feel like you were wronged by someone it can be truly difficult to get past it.  I feel like the closer you were with that person the longer it will take. Somewhat like a grieving process because the relationship is now dead.  Maybe that’s just me though. I’ve mentioned before that I was let go from my job last year.  To be honest with you, in the beginning I was {Read More}

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

Fruit of the Spirit Patience Oh how I wish this was something I was blessed with.  Something that came easy to me. Unfortunately… I am definitely lacking in this department.  My mouth tends to move faster than my brain and that always gets me in trouble.  Yep – seriously lacking it here. Ironically, when someone first hears that I homeschool my girls the (9 out of 10 times) that person says, “Oh I could never homeschool my kids.  I don’t have {Read More}

Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study

Fruit of the Spirit Bible Study If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know that I’ve been reading Rachael Carman’s book – How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You?  It’s been a wonderful (yet sometimes painful) eye-opener for me.  Her book is all about hearing what God is saying to you through what you are saying to your kids.  It’s truly made me think about and ultimately change my focus. Recently my oldest had to learn {Read More}

It’s Time To Be Real

It’s Time To Be Real! Some times I think we are our own worst enemy.  We tend to think our friends have it all figured out or their life is some how “better” than our own.  You know you’ve felt this way from time to time with at least one of your friends.  If not in “real life” at least through social media. You see their well behaved children and wonder what are they doing differently than you.  Their perfectly {Read More}

Mama Sets The Tone

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Mama Sets The Tone We all do it.  Wake up in a bad mood.  One thing goes wrong (or maybe it’s the twentieth thing that day) and our attitude is shot.  We snap.  Our husbands never see it coming.  Our poor kiddos have a Mom who snaps at them. Have you ever noticed how the attitude of your home changes?  Have you noticed it tends to change with your attitude? It does.  Trust me. {Read More}

Thankfulness – Free Coloring Page

Thankfulness Free Adult Coloring Page I’m thankful for so many things in my life.  My husband, our girls, our God and His amazing grace.  But I’m also thankful for all of you – Homeschool Mama’s!  You have taken that step of faith and said “yes Lord – I will teach my children at home”.  You have done what the world tells we should not do.  You have followed God’s calling in your life and for that I am thankful.  I {Read More}

Life Can Be Exhausting

Life Can Be Exhausting Have you ever found yourself at a point in your life where anything and everything becomes exhausting – and quickly?  I sure do!  And this seems to be that point in my life right now. My “life” around me seems to be over taking me.  It’s all complicated again – or at least seems that way.  Didn’t I just go through all this craziness. There are so many things going on right now that I would {Read More}