Finding a Servant’s Heart

finding a servant's heart, humility, Luke 7

  Today’s post is being featured over at, where I am a devotional writer for Team 365, an initiative to encourage women to stay in God’s Word throughout the year. If you want to read along with us, there is a reading plan that you can download here. If you would like to subscribe to the […]

Family Fun Friday: Berry Bliss

Berry bliss

Dish Up Love shares a recipe and the story behind it with Lemon Blueberry Mascarpone Cake and Marrying into an Italian Family.  Reading this post must be like to hanging out in her kitchen while she bakes for you…except (aw snap!) No free samples!! Annie’s Noms has two winners this week! First, her Blueberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes look […]

3 Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Lost

spiritual desert, feeling lost, God is faithful

“When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. For God said, “Lest the people change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt” (Exodus 13:17). There were two ways from Egypt to Canaan. One was a short cut […]

Family Fun Friday: Super Sides!

Family Side Dish Recipes

I love Salsa Verde (Fresh Green Salsa)!  And this recipe is very do-able and looks so fresh.  Mama’s High Strung suggests pairing it with eggs in the morning…mmmmm…genius!! In keeping with the Mexican theme, I love the idea of having your own personal appetizer: For What It’s Worth’s Nine Layer Dip in a Jar! From Kleinworth & Co, […]

Let’s Be Doorkeepers

psalm84, humility, be small, God is sovereign

I  have been struggling a little lately. I turn around and see that my little kids are suddenly so big. I used to shovel spoonfuls of cereal into their little pie holes, sing songs to them till I was out of breath, and coach them into blowing their baby noses (which is, BTW, one of the hardest […]

Family Fun Friday: Creamy, Dreamy Recipes

Creamy Dreamy Recipes

I have been thinking thin lately (but not living it!), so I appreciate the example of Spoons of Grace— she lightened up a family favorite dish with her Creamy Chicken Enchilada Pie. The Sunrise Smoothie is the key to bright morning starts for The Mad Mommy’s little ones. She finds a great way to sneak veggies in at breakfast! […]

A New Song

Build A Bear Song

When I was expecting my first precious child (see the big girl, above), my very best friend planned an extra special outing for me.  After lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, Rebecca took me to the Build-A-Bear Workshop and we…well…we built a BEAR! This bear was to be my daughter’s first stuffed animal friend and, like […]

Family Fun Friday: Copycat Recipes

copycat recipes

Hey moms!  Here is a great dish for movie night, a weekend lunch, or an after school playdate: Restaurant Style Loaded Bacon Nachos by Do It All Working Mom. Nachos…and BACON! Winner Save some bucks…on Starbucks!  Make Starbucks Strawberries Creme Frappaccino at home. Thanks to Frugal Coupon Living, you don’t have to give up your Starbucks to […]

He Holds All Things Together…

Peace in the storm

This morning I was greeted by a text from family, asking for prayer.  There were scores of tornadoes in south Louisiana and very high winds and flooding. My niece, at work in her office at LSU, was asked to go to the basement for safety.  Not long after that, classes were cancelled at the university. […]

Family Fun Friday: Super Fun Foods!

Super Fun Foods

Gym, Craft, Laundry loves to combine fun, food and fitness…I wish I was like that!  Fitness is my nemesis—but even I could fall in love with her (healthy) and Easy (Strawberry Cheesecake Protein) Popsicle Recipe! My little dude would devour Root Beer Float Cupcakes from Raining Hot Coupons.  What a genius idea for a recipe!  YUM!! My hubby […]