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Sharing the Joy of Reading

Editor’s Note: Today we’re focusing on reading by republishing an old post of Candy’s. Make sure you read down to the bottom, too, for an opportunity to enter a very special giveaway hosted by Woman to Woman Ministries. I started reading out loud to my children over 20 years ago when my oldest son was so […]

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Things I Didn’t Expect from Getting Older

Getting older. It’s inevitable. And, really, if you think about it, it’s nothing to complain about. The alternative to getting older is, well…not getting older and there’s only one way to truly have the aging process screech to a halt. It involves housing our physical bodies in a hole in the ground. I firmly believe, […]

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5+ Creative Ways to Repurpose Old Linens

I love that “saving money” no longer has the negative connotation that it did when I was growing up in the 80’s. Back then, it wasn’t considered cool to shop at thrift stores or to repurpose furniture. We could never have imagined that drinking from recycled Mason jars while sitting in mismatched chairs at a […]

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Hearing God can happen in the most unremarkable places; and the tub is certainly one of them. But I can say with confidence after facing some serious battles that when God says He

Hearing God – Lessons from the tub

I find it ironic that many of life’s most profound lessons are often revealed in the most mundane of places. At least, that’s how it works for me. I’ll be minding my own business when all of a sudden, BAM! A new revelation; a deep, my-life’s-never-gonna-be-the-same-again-if-I-take-this-seriously nugget of wisdom. I discovered one such treasure almost […]

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10 Things Southerners Say {And What They Mean}

Having grown up in the South, the following things Southerners say are commonplace to me. I may not say them all, but you can bet your bottom dollar I’ve heard them all and I certainly know what they mean. If you’re from the South you’ll definitely relate and can most likely add to my short […]

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Why and How to Take a Detox Bath

It’s no secret – we’re bombarded with toxins on a daily basis. Toxins are in the food we eat, the water we drink, and even in the air we breathe. While our bodies are designed to naturally eliminate these unwelcome visitors, an overloaded system is often unable to perform that natural detoxification process on its […]

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Homeschooling Through Chronic Illness

Illness strikes whomever it pleases, whenever it pleases. And homeschoolers certainly don’t have an immunity against it. My own family has lived through our share of illness. From our three-year-old’s diagnosis of MAE (myoclonic astatic epilepsy) to my own battle with a very aggressive form of breast cancer, we have learned how to “keep on keepin’ […]

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