Obedience from a dog’s point of view

I took our golden retriever, Daisy, for a walk today and thought I would share some of the thoughts the Holy Spirit gave me on that walk. Daisy is still a pup and I’m working on training her. I really am not that great of a dog trainer. Lol! But as I was working with… Read more »

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Crockpot Carnitas and Sweet Potatoes with to die for Avocado sauce: Intentional Health and Wellness that makes us happy!

Note: this was actually supposed to be part of series I did a year or two ago but because I didn’t have pictures I never published it. I’m publishing it now anyway because it is seriously the best recipe! Maybe I can add a picture next time I make it!!! Thank you Melissa Miller for… Read more »

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The Soggy Reality in my Dream…

When I was younger, it was always a dream of mine to have a home that everyone (especially teenagers) wants to come to. That home that is warm and friendly and has lots of food. That home where everyone sits at the table and plays games and you see someone throw back their head and laugh from… Read more »

Intentional Parenting: How to Overcome Obstacles through Prayer!

I asked my friend Nikki George to share from her heart as my first guest blogger ever on the Light and the Glory! She is an awesome gal that loves Jesus and her family with a passion. She is a married, stay at home, homeschooling mother-of-four who desires nothing more but to hear the Lord’s heart… Read more »

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Intentional Health and Wellness: Ideas for Babies and Young Children

Health can seem like an insurmountable mountain to climb. Especially when it comes to children. There are so many things out there to do for children, or to give to children to keep them healthy. If you want to learn more on how to keep your family healthy, here are some important posts about how… Read more »

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Intentional Health and Wellness: A Family Adventure

Our family began the adventure of finding an intentionally healthy lifestyle that could fit a family of eight both in cost and in dietary needs. Several people had recommended Whole 30 as a good way to hit the reset button on health, and as I researched it, I saw some flaws in it as a… Read more »

Packing for your Destination: Intentional Planning Part 2

Once you know your dreams you have to pick a dream to focus on. If you didn’t get a chance to read “Choosing Your Destination: Intentional Planning Part 1” you can click here to read it before delving into this next step. It is important that you choose your destination before you pack for the destination. For… Read more »

Choosing Your Destination: Intentional Planning Part 1

I ended my last blog asking you to think about your dreams and what motivates you in life and then asking yourself what has to happen to accomplish those dreams. If you didn’t get a chance to read “Intentional Dreaming is Fuel for Motivation” you can click here to read it before choosing your destination which… Read more »

Dear America

Dear America, First, I want to say I love you, America! I love the people that make you America, every race and color, the rich and poor, the men, the women, the children, and the unborn. I love all of it. The mountains and valleys, the oceans, the farmland, the desert, the sunsets, the sunrises,… Read more »

Intentional Dreaming is Fuel for Motivation

I don’t know about you, but I am a dreamer. I love to dream big. I am always thinking about the growth factor, whether in business, finances, personal home and family life, or spiritual areas of life. Years ago, my husband and I led a youth group that was full of dynamic young people. We… Read more »

  • What to do with the Gospel of Opinions on Facebook

    I woke up this morning at 5:30am without an alarm. It is a Sunday morning. The one morning all week that I can sleep in. The rich blessing of having church on a Saturday night is that Sunday morning is my time of R&R. But not today. Rather than getting irritated at myself for waking… Read more »

  • Rewards of Obedience

    “Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.” Proverbs 13:13 My thoughts this morning centered around the fact that whenever God gives us instruction there is always some kind of reward in following that instruction. At times we do not see the immediate reward, we only… Read more »

  • Why We Need the Uncomfortable Places in Our Life

      It has been awhile since I have taken the time to write. The holidays were busy with family and fun, and having five children constantly around makes my alone time minimal at best! I have had several things ruminating in my heart, for lack of better expression. The term ruminate brings vivid imagery to… Read more »

  • My Real Job

    As a mother, I sometimes feel like my life is spent cleaning up after spills and messes. I have to remind myself that the job of a mother is not actually to clean. My job is to teach, comfort, and nurture. If all I do is pick up after my kids (and my husband and… Read more »

  • The Tightrope of Life

      I feel like my life resembles a tightrope walker, balancing every step while looking at impending danger each time a step is taken. Life is so many things. Life is a dance. Life is a joy. Life is hard. Life is labor. Life is fun. Life is enduring. Life is relationship. Life is beauty…. Read more »

  • Simple Things

    I get inspired to write at the most inconvenient moments. I have been cleaning feverishly all day, organizing my Tupperware cupboard and my pots and pans, sweeping, doing laundry, and cleaning up from the birthday party we had last night. You get the picture. In less than 15 minutes I have to go pick up… Read more »