Choosing Joy in the Midst of the Mundane

Choosing Joy In the Midst of the Mundane

Today is our final day of our in-depth study of the Proverbs 31 woman. In September, we will begin reading through the Book of Acts.  The NEW journal is available now! In the month of October, I’ll run my 6th annual Making Your Home a Haven Series.  This is my most popular series of the year, every year. So be sure to come back and join us for that series as well! If you want to make sure you don’t miss a thing – subscribe on the sidebar to get an email every time I post a blog post. Now, let’s […]

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When Your Husband is Not the Proverbs 31 Husband

Welcome back to Day 4 of our in-depth study of the Proverbs 31 woman!  I can’t believe it’s almost over – I don’t want it to end! If you are looking for the GMG resources and Bible Reading Plan for the week -> click here.  If you are looking for Day 1 of this series -> click here, Day 2 -> click here, Day 3 – > click here. Today, we finally meet this blessed husband who has landed a wife that most men could only dream of landing! Let’s look at today’s reading in Proverbs 31:23-26 and pray and ask […]

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Make Lists and Shop to the Glory of God

Welcome back to Day 3 of our in-depth study of the Proverbs 31 woman! If you are looking for the GMG resources and Bible Reading Plan for the week -> click here.  If you are looking for Day 1 of this series -> click here and Day 2 -> click here. Before we go forward with our study I want to pause and encourage those who are feeling discouraged.  Some of you have commented here or out on social media or privately emailed me –  expressing your discouragement and feeling like the bar is just too high in this passage.  It […]

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Working Diligently Inside and Outside the Home

Welcome back to Day 2 of our in-depth study of the Proverbs 31 woman! If you are looking for the GMG resources and Bible Reading Plan for the week -> click here.  If you are looking for Day 1 of this series -> click here. In today’s reading we will see that the Proverbs 31 woman is described as working vigorously.  When the Proverbs 31 woman works, she does not get sucked into the web world, junk mail or the television.. She sets about her work diligently! She doesn’t settle to just do the easy jobs she can do while […]

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How to Change Your Attitude Towards Housework

basket of dirty washing in bathroom

Welcome to Day 1 in Proverbs 31! I’m so delighted you are here. If you are looking for this week’s Good Morning Girls Resources including the daily Bible Reading Plan, Reflection Questions and Verses of the Day – click here.  I posted them a day early so we could get right into the meat of Proverbs 31 today! I know that a lot of women have mixed emotions about the Proverbs 31 woman – I mention in the video below how some women are intimidated and even irritated at this passage in the Bible. I want to challenge women everywhere […]

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When No One Notices or Says Thank You {Matthew 20}

When No one notices or says thank you

  As I walk into my daughter’s bedroom, I pick up dirty laundry from the floor. I carry it to the bathroom chute and drop it in, then hang some towels and wipe up a toothpaste mess. I proceed into my son’s room for some straightening and then to my own. Downstairs, I empty 2 trashcans and a laundry basket and a suitcase from my husband’s business trip that week. Thousands of times, I’ve picked up dirty laundry, straightened towels and emptied trash cans – virtually unseen. Of course when I don’t do these things – everyone sees the overflowing […]

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Making Your Home a Haven {Week 4 – A Cozy Warm Kitchen}

Candles on  vintage tray with nuts and pumpkin on wooden background

This week is our final week in the Making Your Home a Haven Series.  I cannot believe how quickly it flew by!!! Here comes Thanksgiving and Christmas – oh my!!! But first – let’s finish off this month strong with… This week’s challenge: Focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home. Cook things with pleasant aromas like homemade bread, pies, and cookies. Don’t wait to have a reason to make something special – do it simply to show love to your family. Invite your kids and/or hubby to cook along side of you – make memories in the kitchen […]

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Making Your Home a Haven – Week 3 {Family Fun Night}

Clue

As a little girl, every night my family ate a home cooked dinner around the dinner table. We weren’t allowed to watch television and my mom always took the phone off the hook so there were no distractions. But on a few special nights, my mom would put a table cloth on the family room floor and she served dinner there. The change of pace, the ability to watch television while we ate, and a family game afterwards — made for much excitement in the eyes of this little girl. And so the apple doesn’t fall too far from the […]

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Making Your Home a Haven {Week 2 – Music}

Candles on  vintage tray with nuts and pumpkin on wooden background

Music. It has a strange effect on people.  Certain songs can flood our minds with good memories.  Others can touch a painful and tender place deep inside of us where we’ve been hurt and bring tears.  Others make us lift our hands in worship while other songs just make us all want to boogie! lol! Edith Shaefer says “There is a charm in making music together which not only stimulates interest and creativity, but which breaks through whining and fussing and clears the atmosphere.” Music changes the atmosphere of our homes. In our home, soft piano music plays 24/7.  Yes, […]

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What Type of Environment Are You?

dryer arriving

Welcome to Week 1 of the Making Your Home a Haven 5th Annual, Fall Challenge! Edith Shaeffer says: “We are an environment, each one of us. We are an environment for the other people with whom we live, the people with whom we work, the people with whom we communicate…our conversations, attitudes, behavior, response or lack of response, hardness or compassion, our love or selfishness, joy or dullness, concern for others or self pity – all these things make a difference to the people who have to live in our environment.” Have you ever considered that YOU are an environment?  What type of environment are […]

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Making Your Home a Haven Fall Challenge Is Back!

Candles on  vintage tray with nuts and pumpkin on wooden background

Welcome to the 5th Annual “Making Your Home a Haven” Fall Challenge. If you’ve been around a while – you know all about this series and might already have your candle going right now! But if you are a newbie – you might be surprised that I’m launching two series simultaneously – the first is the Reading Through the Bible Series and this month we are in the book of Genesis (find the printable bookmark and reading plan here)  and then the second is this new Fall Series. Oh friends, we don’t want to just read God’s word – we […]

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Unseen Hands

Unseen Hands

As I walked into my daughter’s bedroom, I picked up dirty laundry from the floor.  I carried it to the bathroom chute and dropped it in, then hung some towels and wiped up a toothpaste mess.  I proceeded into my son’s room for some straightening and then to my own.  Downstairs, I emptied 2 trashcans and a laundry basket and a suitcase from my husband’s business trip that week. Thousands of times, I’ve picked up dirty laundry, straightened towels and emptied trash cans – virtually unseen. Of course when I don’t do these things – everyone sees the overflowing trash […]

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