My Thoughts on the Essential Oils Wars

young living and essential oils wars

You've probably realized by now that I love Young Living Essential Oils. You've also probably heard of another big brand, DoTerra. Yes, I'm talking about the elephant in the room. Young Living vs. DoTerra. No, this isn't an attack on anyone who sells DT oils; in fact, I am friends with several people who do and *gasp* we can still be [More...]

It could happen to any of us


This morning I read the tragic news that 3 sisters in Alberta died after a farm accident.  I can't imagine what their family is going through, and honestly, I don't want to even try. And sadly, as soon as the story is out, so are the judgments. People commenting that the parents are more or less at fault for allowing their children to play in an [More...]

Our (late) Not-Back-to-School Photos 2015

not back to school photos

Every year I've taken not-back-to-school photos of the kids. It's so neat to see how they've grown and their personalities shine through. I'm a little late this year but here they are!   And here are our past photos: 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 [More...]

Free Gratitude Journal


  In Touch Ministries is offering a free 90-day gratitude journal, no shipping fees. This is available to US and Canada...possibly other countries, I'm not sure..but give it a try! While supplies last so don't wait! [More...]

Book Review: Believe Storybook

believe storybook

Believe Storybook: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus Edited by Randy Frazee, with Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton. Illustrated by Steve Adams Published by Zondervan   Book Description Presented by bestselling author and pastor Randy Frazee, the Believe Storybook shows children how they can think, act, and be more like Jesus. With 60 old and new [More...]

Bible Art Journaling Blessed Assurance

blessed assurance

It's been on my mind the last few days how thankful I am that we have the blessed assurance and hope of eternity with God. We don't need to worry about what happens after death, we have nothing to fear. Hebrews 10:19-23 (ESV) says, 19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and [More...]

How to Print on Washi Tape Bible Art Journaling

how to print on washi tape

  The Technique Here's a super easy Bible art journaling technique that anyone can do, regardless of artistic skill level! All you need is a printer and some washi tape. You'll need to use the papery kind of tape, not the ones that are more plastic feeling. Washi tape is so much fun; it's like masking tape but comes in all sorts of [More...]