January Book Blitz Giveaway

January Book Blitz: 30 Days to Peace Journal

30 Days to Peace (WaterBrook, Oct. 17, 2017) is a breath of fresh air amid the demands of our daily lives. Through daily artistic prompts, this month-long creative journal invites you to slow down, be present in the moment, reconcile distressed relationships and rediscover what it means to experience peace. a Rafflecopter giveaway ...
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Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr.

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Just over 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. His words and work stand steadfast today, leaving a ...
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January Book Blitz: Finding Selah by Kristen Kill

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Friday mornings had become my most beloved time to practice selah. I’d scrimped enough in our budget to hire a college student to come and spend a few hours helping homeschool the children while I ...
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With Love

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Hello Mama, Happy New Year! I have to admit that things don't feel very new right now. My house is still decked out in Christmas 2017 with a Nativity scene, Advent candles, Christmas trees and ...
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Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr.

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Just over 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. His words and work stand steadfast today, leaving a ...
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Annie Rim Dream of Hospitality

When Hospitality Becomes Reality

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When we were searching for a house three years ago, one of the pieces of my wish list included a dedicated guest room. In our tiny starter home, our guest room-office-library-catchall room was fine but ...
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Three Ways to Introduce Hard Conversations With Your Kids

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A few years ago, when my oldest was eight years old, I started noticing a subtle drift in our relationship. Typically a very open, talkative boy, he had stopped sharing as much about his school ...
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Why Is It so Hard to Say “I’m Sorry” and Really Mean It?

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It seems easy enough, right? We tell our children to apologize and “mean it.” But we see them struggle to conjure up sincerity when they are still hot from the difficult moment. Moms are sometimes
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It’s Too Dangerous to Love Myself

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My story is not unlike those of countless other postpartum moms: pregnancy changed my body in ways I didn’t expect, and even once I lost most of the “baby weight,” I struggled to accept that ...
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The Unbirthday

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In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice stumbles upon a rather strange tea party in which she encounters the Mad Hatter and the March Hare known by all as utterly nutty. These poor fellows find ...
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Alex Kuykendall Loving Actual Christmas

Let Love Be The Loudest Voice

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I turned my shopping cart down the next aisle and felt a familiar tension creep into my neck. The trees, lights, wreaths, ornaments, candy canes and wrapping paper exploded in green and red. That familiar ...
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Messages of Hope

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Share messages of hope and encouragement with all to see by writing them on this easy DIY felt message board. Materials ½ yard black felt Spray adhesive Frame with backing (any size) Iron on letters: ...
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Beauty in Simplicity

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Another Monday arrives, I feel the weight of yet another week coming: how will I keep the children entertained this week, will my activities measure up and am I doing enough as a mom? Will ...
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January Book Blitz Giveaway

January Book Blitz: 30 Days to Peace Journal

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30 Days to Peace (WaterBrook, Oct. 17, 2017) is a breath of fresh air amid the demands of our daily lives. Through daily artistic prompts, this month-long creative journal invites you to slow down, be ...
» READ MORE

January Book Blitz: Finding Selah by Kristen Kill

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Friday mornings had become my most beloved time to practice selah. I’d scrimped enough in our budget to hire a college student to come and spend a few hours helping homeschool the children while I ...
» READ MORE

With Love

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Hello Mama, Happy New Year! I have to admit that things don't feel very new right now. My house is still decked out in Christmas 2017 with a Nativity scene, Advent candles, Christmas trees and ...
» READ MORE

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Rachel MacPhee Advent 2017 love devotional

Advent 2017: See the Love

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I live with the rise and fall of a breath warming my chest, the caress of soft buttery skin against my own and the weight of a baby across my shoulders. I have been wearing ...
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Aubrey Sampson Advent 2017 Love Devotional

Advent 2017: Drop the Christmas Mic

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You know at traditional weddings how the wedding party walks down the aisle while the musicians stand off to the side singing or playing their instruments? One of the first weddings I ever attended, the ...
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Christmas: Advent Devotional

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Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. - Luke 2:11 If you are going through this devotional with your family, you can go ...
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Brave Collective: Nashville

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Traveling south from Nashville, Tennessee, the green hills are lined with white fences. It brings to mind gatherings around farm tables with home-cooked meals. The mood was set as Dalley Galuzzi, Jackie Alvarez and Mandy ...
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Brave Collective: NYC

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We gathered in a second floor Long Island City apartment. It was a couple blocks from the waterfront and the first subway stop in Queens outside of Manhattan. We maneuvered the table into the living ...
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Encouraging Your Brave Collective

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My four-year-old daughter happens to be the biggest fan of me doing the Brave Collective. No, really. She found a shirt with a feather on it and wears it every time I have a Brave ...
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