Becoming a Great Christian Woman

Over the past few weeks, as I have been gathering up material about the lives of great Christian women throughout history, the thought occurred to me: “what is it that makes a great Christian woman?” After all, we are not all called to the same path as amazing missionary women, such as Elizabeth Elliott. Can…

Finding Grace in Working Motherhood

Working moms face huge challenges. The amount of roles that one has to balance is astronomical. “Doing it all” takes sacrifice, hard work, and endless motivation. I’m thankful that our culture is finally becoming more loving and encouraging towards working moms. It’s hard by itself, but add the judgment of friends and family to that…

Organized Chaos: Your Closet

Nothing says “spring cleaning” like accomplishing the organization of your closet. In my case, we just moved into a new house, so I’m taking my time, trying to start off on the right foot. By the way, do you think starting to spring clean and wearing spring clothes will trick the weather into getting warmer?…

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord Thou my…

Makeup: When to Splurge, When to “Steal”

With so many different makeup brands out there, it’s often hard to know what to buy. It can also be challenging to know when you should pay for quality, or when you can get away with a good steal. This is a quick guide to help you know when it’s a good idea to spend…

Five Ways to Accomplish Your Goals

You just purchased a brand new, blue racing bike that glistens in the sunlight. It’s so beautiful, and you can’t wait to jump on and take it for a ride. Finally, on a bright, sunny day, you hop on the bike for the first time. With an excited energy, you shoot forward, speeding down the…

Organized Chaos: Sunday Planning

Starting today, I’m going to be devoting Tuesdays for the next few weeks to discussing tried and true organization strategies. It’s my hope that these strategies will help you and your family to become more productive, and will create an overall more peaceful environment. Also, I’m talking about these strategies because, when it comes to…

Trusting in Uncertainty

Did I choose the right path? Was I supposed to uproot and start a brand new job? Am I supposed to pursue this career? Should I marry this man? Should I go back to school? Seemingly life-altering decisions are moments in our lives that make us question what it is we were put on this…

On Vacation

Hey all! Posts will be a little bit sparse this week, as I am currently on vacation. However, big plans are being made for when I return! Current view: We are currently in Florida with my mother and father-in-law, enjoying their timeshare on Disney property. My husband and his family are HUGE Disney World Fans….

How to Dress Well and Save Money

There is a common misconception that those who dress well spend astronomical amounts of money on clothes. For some, this may be true. However, if you keep a few concepts in mind when you approach your closet, it can be fairly easy on your pocketbook. My budget for 2018 is $100 per season (every 3…

Great Christian Women: Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom is one of the great Christian female heroes of World War II. She grew up in Haarlem, North Holland, where she would rescue and protect many Jews escaping Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. She had 4 siblings, and they all lived with their parents in a poorer part of the city. Through…

Finding Grace in Hard Things

The biggest challenge I’ve ever faced was my first teaching job right out of college. First of all, I was 19 years old. Second of all, I got a job teaching in an inner city school in downtown Indianapolis. Not only was it an inner city school, but it was essentially the district’s last stop…