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A Reintroduction: An Update on My Break-Up with Social Media

This was the first week in almost two months where I intentionally chose to log into my social media accounts. For the past two months, my life has been much quieter, and I have been much more content with literally everything. Taking a break from social media has been one of the best decisions I've… Continue reading A Reintroduction: An Update on My Break-Up with Social Media

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Coffee Break Women’s Ministry: On the Blessings of Being Involved in a Community of Women

For the past year and a half, I have had the privilege of being a co-leader of Coffee Break, our inter-generational women's ministry at our church. Our group consists of about forty or so ladies and their kids. We meet women in every stage of their lives, but predominantly, our group is composed of younger… Continue reading Coffee Break Women’s Ministry: On the Blessings of Being Involved in a Community of Women

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The Pre-Baby Dress: Body Image, Raising Daughters and Being Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Last week I wore a dress that had been languishing in the back of my closet. This particular dress had made the cut after my closet purge. I'm not sure why I kept it, besides the fact that it's a pretty dress. Perhaps because it represents my pre-baby body. Probably because I have been hoping… Continue reading The Pre-Baby Dress: Body Image, Raising Daughters and Being Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

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Time: On Being Managed, Disposable, Blessed and Holy

As I type this, I'm listening to the quiet rain fall outside, the streetlights shimmering in the dusk. It's a quiet night...so far. I have the evening to myself, waiting for Jeff to fly home from his most recent work trip. The girls are tucked into bed extra early, one battling after-school exhaustion, and the… Continue reading Time: On Being Managed, Disposable, Blessed and Holy

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Being Obsessed with Busy

It's been a while. For the past (almost) two weeks, I've been living in a stuffed head, sore-throated fevered fog. It's somewhat ironic how my challenge for March is to rest. And then I was really forced to rest. And pop Tylenol and drink fluids and consume cough candies like bonbons. Last week was March… Continue reading Being Obsessed with Busy

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Rules and Sabbath Rest: Four “Ts” to Kick-Start the Sabbath

Before we go any further on this journey together, it should be made known that both Jeff and I are firstborns. So when I mentioned in my last post that I'm your get-it-done kind of gal, you should also be made aware that Jeff is painted with a similar brush. I definitely won't go as… Continue reading Rules and Sabbath Rest: Four “Ts” to Kick-Start the Sabbath

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A Summary on Living with Less: 3 Benefits of Pursing Less in Order to Live More

Today is February 28. Twenty-eight days ago we decided to embark on a challenge to live with less in order to remain true to our core values of faith, marriage, family, contentment and hospitality. We have managed to reduce or eliminate a lot of unnecessary stuff/clutter/noise from our lives, yet if anything, this past month… Continue reading A Summary on Living with Less: 3 Benefits of Pursing Less in Order to Live More

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An Update: The First Week of Lent and Living Without TV

We have made it through the first week of Lent somewhat unscathed. (For those of you just dropping by, our family decided to give up watching TV for the Lenten season. Check out my post here!) After sharing our decision to give up TV for Lent, it seems most responses have fallen into either one… Continue reading An Update: The First Week of Lent and Living Without TV

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Lent and Living with Less…TV

Lent. It begins tomorrow. The forty days before Easter where we set aside time to reflect on Jesus - His suffering and sacrifice, His life, death, burial and resurrection. It's a period of fasting and spiritual discipline, where we live without in observance of the sacrifice Christ made for us on the cross. In the… Continue reading Lent and Living with Less…TV

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5 Steps to a Capsule Wardrobe: February’s Living with Less Challenge

For those of you who follow me on Instagram, this week you witnessed my closet go through a major overhaul. In an effort to live with less for the month of February (see previous post explaining why), both Jeff and I decided to get rid of over half of our clothes. (We both managed to… Continue reading 5 Steps to a Capsule Wardrobe: February’s Living with Less Challenge