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Category: Life

What Are Your Declarations For Today?

As many of my readers know, I home school my kids. Just as God uses our daily life and ministry to speak to all of us, the past few weeks, He has spoken to me while teaching my son. My son is fierce about life. He feels all the feels. He is up and down. He is confident and strong. He can also easily get defeated all in the same moment. Right now, we are…

A New Year With New Opportunties. Learning to Say, “No.”

Saying, “no,” to good things is a practiced and perfected skill. Not everyone knows how to say it. Not everyone wants to say it. As for me, I am still learning. My determination to embrace rest in my life propels me to learn quickly. From infancy, our flesh pounces on the word, “NO.” We learn to use this word in our days of early independence. God knows how often I hear…

O Holy Night! The Perspecitve of a Birthworker.

Merry Christmas! Take a moment to consider the holiest of nights… Watching and assisting a woman in labor is both humbling and miraculous. A laboring woman confronts her greatest strengths and her greatest weaknesses simultaneously. It is truly one of the most incredible events of her life. As you many of you know, I am laboring woman’s cheerleader by vocation. The majority of my cheerleading takes place during her last few months…

The Glory in the Mundane

Life as a mom is pretty monotonous. I wake up at the same time just about every morning to the same sweet and boisterous thuds of my kids stomping to my room. I make breakfast at 8am, we start our home school work, I work in my home office every afternoon, and we go to bed. I make a few gourmet meals in between it all, wash laundry, clean dishes, change diapers, and the glory…

I am a spread thin kinda mom. Do I still love Jesus?

First, let me say that if you clicked on this post because you are a spread thin kinda mom, allow yourself to take a deep breathe. Motherhood is amazing, demanding, miraculous, and tiresome all at the same time. I get it. I’ve been there. I am there-ALL the time. You might be a mom, a wife, a professional, a taxi driver, a chef, a maid, and a personal therapist on a daily…

Homeschool 2017-18 Edition-Our NEW Plan! FREE Download.

It’s August once again, and I am prepping for another school year at Harris Home Academy. We begin on Monday-EEK! This post is a tradition I love. Every year, YOU get a close up on my plan. If you are new to homeschooling, take a deep breathe. You don’t have to do all I am doing. But, this post is meant to fuel you and get those creative juices going…

What Abortion Does to a Man

Guest Post by Dave Wernli Jim couldn’t shake it. He’d had break-ups before. Why is this one so different? Shauna, who he lived with for nine months, had been getting more and more distant. Jim couldn’t figure out why. He tried his best. He bought flowers. He cancelled a fishing weekend. He even talked about his feelings. He did everything he knew she liked. Nothing worked. One day…

It’s a New Season. How Do We Respond?

This post is a little different from many of my posts, but I have had this word burning on my heart. I have to share it with my people. I hope you are encouraged. Isaiah 43:19 is set on repeat in my mind. The New American Standard reads, “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in…

Let’s Talk Chores (10 Ideas for Littles). Responsibility, Humility, & Countercultural?

Whether you are a stay at home parent, working parent, or both, maintaining a clean and tidy home may be difficult. Unless you have a maid service (Congrats, if you do! No judgment here!), cleaning the bathroom isn’t always priority #1. I hear from fellow moms ALL THE TIME that cleaning their home is the hardest “to-do” on the list. Life happens to all of us. I don’t…

I’m Speaking Up For New Moms. 5 Things She Needs From You.

Because of my vocation as a childbirth educator, a homeschooling mom, and just overall professional mom cheerleader, my circle is overflowing with new moms. I love holding their squishy babies and seeing the glow on their faces. The first days and weeks of motherhood are filled with excited faces, congratulations, baby gifts, delivered meals, and baby snuggles. The vast ocean we call parenting beckons another woman. As exciting as this new season is for a…