I want to start blogging again…


…like “back-in-the-day” blogging when we would just write about anything and everything and it was okay. Back when “my toddler said the funniest thing” was blog post material, worthy of a full day’s attention. We’d share from our daily joys, strengths, questions, and discoveries. Photos were small and blurry – if there were photos at all. There was a sweet letter-home innocence … Read More

It’s Like Chocolate Cake for Your Inbox! (You Can Now Subscribe!)

LauraAll Posts, Blogging

Oh, my. Here’s one for the records and for the big name bloggers who preach “numbers don’t count; commitment counts” message. I currently have 4 subscribers. And I blog my heart out for them. It’s no joke! I have 4 wonderful, faithful, sticking-with-me subscribers. I LOVE those 4 subscribers (hi, there!) and am so grateful for their (your) support and … Read More

How to Get Your Life Back from Distraction, Depression, and Distance

LauraBlogging, Marriage, Ministry, Motherhood, Social Media

Here’s the mystery that I am counting on: by walking away from a busy, accomplishment-oriented lifestyle into a quiet world of deep relationships, service, and home-life, I will establish a far-reaching legacy that extends throughout many generations. I don’t want this conviction to fade from my daily choices. So, if I must quit or drastically change something in order to protect my relationship with God, I hope I will. At the same time, if I need to grow and increase my responsibilities in order to obey God, I hope I will.

Get a Manifesto: Social Media, Behave! Day 5


Once we make a public statement about something, we’re much more likely to live it out. I remember the day I accidentally published a post about writing an eBook. Once it was out there, I felt compelled to make it happen. Two months later, I was the proud momma of Blogger Behave: Make your blog benefit your life so you … Read More

If Everyone Else is Doing It: Social Media, Behave! Day 4


It’s the same old scenario: The teenager argues, “But everyone else is doing it!” And the parents reply, “I don’t care. We are not everyone else.” In the best situations, the parents don’t budge and the teenager is spared. In the worst cases, the parents cave and the teenager compromises one value at a time until there are none left. … Read More

At What Cost? Social Media, Behave! Day 3

LauraAll Posts, Blogging

Christ said it about following Him: “consider the cost…” He wants His disciples to face the sacrifices up front, and to make our decision based upon the truth. He knows that if we are surprised by the struggles, oppositions, and crosses along the way, we might lose heart and become offended by Him. So throughout Scripture, He is very open … Read More

Let’s Get Started! Social Media, Behave! Day 1

LauraBlogging, Social Media

The question usually goes something like this: Would you rather have lots of power, lots of money, or lots of fame? The assumption is that these things tickle our fancy and – on our worst days – motivate our selfish side. Although my answer is the least practical and I wish I could change it to “money,” it sings out … Read More

Get Ready for a Great Week!

LauraBlogging, Social Media

Beginning Monday, Sarah Mae is opening her blog (Like a Warm Cup of Coffee) to me for a whole week to talk about how to find freedom in Social Media! The reason I’ll be doing the series over there is that she has hundreds and hundreds of readers: when it comes to figuring out how to do Social Media well, … Read More

Thanksgiving Bracelets: New Vlog!


To celebrate being nominated for The Homeschool Blog Awards Vlog Category, and to inspire you to bip over there to vote for us, we whipped up a brand new vlog showing you one of our favorite Thanksgiving Traditions. Enjoy! And then get your loving vote in! I think that today’s the last day. 🙂

Why I Spoke at the Relevant Conference

LauraBlogging, Healthy Living

I’ll tell you this much: it wasn’t because I have impressive stats. In fact, I had the smallest blog on the speaking team. Actually, I probably had one of the smallest blogs at the conference in general. It wasn’t because I know html or photography or even fill a niche really well. I’m not a business woman, I’m not an … Read More