Grace for the Good Girl

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Grace for the Good Girl: Letting Go of the Try-Hard Life
By Emily P. Freeman

Let me start this review with a the statement that I didn't really think I was the good girl this book referred to, I just heard it was awesome and figured I'd give it a shot. However, I am this good girl, I just took a little detours from the "good girl" path in my past, yet my desire to be this good girl was always there battling. This revelation was made while I read the first few chapters of this book.


Weekly Reads - #1

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sure there are so many books that I could spend all my time reading books, in fact, many days I wish that was all I had to!  Still there are great topics to read online - let's face it, that is probably why you are looking at this site right now! - blogs are a great source of information and many are on my daily Reading List.


Marden Quote

Monday, October 29, 2012

All men who have achieved
great things have been
great dreamers.

Prayer break

Prayer Break

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thank you to Christian Mommy Blogger for this great challenge... Regular posts will resume tomorrow, please take a moment and pray today instead


New Hobby: Photo 101

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Have you ever found yourself in a season of your life when there was no time for one more thing and then a new dream caught a hold of you? I am finding myself in this exact situation. As a mama to two crazy busy little boys I feel like I spend many of my days just running behind them trying to keep the house from collapsing. And in the middle of this phase of life I found a new interest that I never once thought about - photography.


1776: A guest post

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

If you aren't a regular reader you might not have noticed, but I've been slacking on my book reviews. Partly because I've been finding a lot of duds recently, and I don't have a ton of time to spend reading (although I imagine myself sneaking in more reading time than I do...). So I've glad to say I have a guest post to share with you today.


Five Minute Friday: Welcome

Friday, October 05, 2012

Five Minute Friday time again. I'm amazed at how many ladies are taking five minutes each week to write, allowing their hearts to freely express those emotions that the brain holds back all week long.

Come join us!

Five Minute Friday
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..

Now, set your timer, clear your head, for five minutes to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Welcome is so many different things to me.

It is the smell of apples and cinnamon as they cook down in the kitchen. The smell of autumn floating out of the windows, beckoning my family to home.

It is the squeals of joy as my littlest one realizes we just pulled into Nana's driveway. His little hands grabbing to be lift quickly out of the car seat in order to get to Nana.

It is the warmth of a over sized blanket on a couch, covering my husband and me, while warm cups of hot cocoa warm our hands. The sounds of quiet, a reminder of the work of the day to get to the moment of welcomed peace.

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It is the view of the ocean as it rolls to meet the sand. The sounds of the water crashing. The smell of salt. The joy of a moment to soak it all in.

It is that feeling that fills your heart as you walk into a room full of people you haven't seen all summer. Their faces are smiling a welcome that fills the room.

The feelings of welcome are contagious, making others want just a little bit. Welcome spreads out slowly from loving souls like smoke curls out from a summer camp bonfire. It calls to others to feel it's warmth, it's love, it's calm, it's peace.


A yelling cure?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

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Yelling: The Cause, The Casualty, The Cure
By Lorrie Flem

Once my second child came along the lack of sleep seriously caught up with me and manifested it self as a loud angry mama - which I am not happy with. Do you know the feeling? It's like the sleep deprived mama is never able to really get a handle on things and do what she wants... so that being said when this short ebook was on a free promotion I grabbed it.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne Quote

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious
as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.
So I spend almost all the daylight
hours in the open air. 
~~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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