Take Courage

LauraAll Posts, Healthy Living, Motherhood

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

Hurrah! The American People!

LauraAll Posts, Healthy Living

***WARNING: YET ANOTHER POST ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EDUCATION SPEECH*** I’ve been watching carefully as the American people respond to and anticipate Obama’s September 8th education speech, which is now available for pre-reading. I read through most of the vibrant comments (90 and counting!) sparked by Sarah’s post concerning the topic. I’ve watched the “Pledge Commercial” that was apparently going to … Read More


LauraAll Posts, BEST OF, Healthy Living, Marriage, Motherhood

Not too long ago, a friend of mine reminded me about this post. Because I was reading it anyway, I thought I’d post it again. What is Self-Entitlement and How Do I Get Rid of It? Self-entitlement: The attitude that lurks just under my skin, ready to emerge whenever I’ve worked my rear-end off and think I deserve some sort … Read More

One’s Vocation

LauraAll Posts, Healthy Living, Marriage, Motherhood

“The purpose of one’s vocation, whatever it might be, is serving others.” – C.J. Mahaney “Biblical Productivity“ “Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that he princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so aong you: but whosoever will be great aong you, … Read More

I am the Keeper

LauraAll Posts, BEST OF, Healthy Living, Marriage, Motherhood

Sometimes a book sits on a shelf though it should be thrown away. Sometimes a movie or a phrase or an attitude lingers in our home a little too long. Or, rather, sometimes a wall remains blank though it should be beautified. Sometimes a gift remains ungiven a smile, unsmiled a lesson, untaught, a song, unsung in our house too … Read More

Receiving Our Dead Back

LauraAll Posts, Healthy Living

Are you having difficulty forgiving someone? Do you feel like it’s just too much to receive them back into your heart, your home, your trust? You are not alone. I’ve always wondered about one particular verse in the well-known “By Faith…” chapter in the Bible: Hebrews 11. Check out verse 35. 32And what more shall I say? For time would … Read More

Your Life is About to Change: Old-Book Journals

LauraAll Posts, Healthy Living

Totally blown away and inspired by artwork like this and that, I went to town with my scissors and hole-punch and created a journal out of an old book by Hans Christian Anderson. I thought the title “It’s Perfectly True” would suit our day-journal just fine! This is a place where I like to record our moments of significance, both … Read More

Savin’ Money!

LauraAll Posts, Healthy Living

3 Fun Savin’ Money Things for Today: 1. This fantastic list of 100 Things You Can Make Yourself. 2. My shopping receipt! Can I just share with you that I saved $112 on my shopping trip tonight, securing over $180 of wonderful we’d-buy-it-anyway food and baby goods for $68! One of my best finds was BOGO Bear Naked Granola + … Read More

Healthy Eating: Our Priorities

LauraAll Posts, Healthy Living

We try to eat healthfully. You probably can tell from my White Sauce recipe, however, that I don’t mind 1/2 Cup of cheese here or there. My motto is, “Make the best choices you can as often as you can so that when you can’t, you don’t have to.” (Hmmm…) At this point in our lives, these are our “Healthy … Read More

Quinoa: KEEN-wah

LauraAll Posts, Healthy Living

Looking for an easy, healthy, delicious, and beautiful recipe for quinoa? I thought so! Here’s one I can personally recommend. This is on our “Company’s Coming” list. (Taken from “Gluten Free, Sugar-free Cooking” by Susan O’Brien.) Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa 4 large colorful bell peppers (red, yellow, orange, or green) 1.5 C vegetable broth 1/2 t. salt 3/4 C … Read More