One Thousand Gifts ~ Mother’s Day Give Away!

{this post contains affiliate links, thank you for supporting this blog!}UPDATE: give away closed!WINNER: Jenn from Treasuring Life’s Blessings It’s no secret that Ann Voskamp is one of my favorite authors.  Every Monday I try to share my gift list that keeps on and on growing…I’ve counted more than 3,600 gifts here on my blog!! … Continue reading “One Thousand Gifts ~ Mother’s Day Give Away!”

Making plans {frugality & contentment}

So, this is my year of contentment. What started as a simple breath prayer begging God to give me joy in the here and now, contentment in the plenty we do have & peace with who I am in Christ…has bled over into other areas of my life. I think contentment & simplicity go hand … Continue reading “Making plans {frugality & contentment}”

Start each day…

{this is a picture of my sponsored child’s home & kitchen on the left ~ in Belize.  This picture is just a small reminder of how blessed we are in this country and in our home.} As I have prayed about my word of the year {contentment} I have been prompted to begin looking for … Continue reading “Start each day…”

These are a few of my favorite things…

Last year I saw this fun idea on Nester’s blog…and while I never had a “favorite things” party in my home, I did share my favorite things here on the blog and lots of others did on their blogs too! So, we just had cyber space favorite things parties. 🙂 I thought I would share … Continue reading “These are a few of my favorite things…”

Happy November! {Contentment & Thankfulness}

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” Brother David Steindle-Rast November is traditionally a month to give thanks. I love that. But, I am learning to cultivate a heart of contentment and thankfulness ALL year long. That is why I keep a … Continue reading “Happy November! {Contentment & Thankfulness}”