Sanctification After Vacation

Our family just returned from a week-long vacation to the Northwoods of Wisconsin where we attended family camp at Fort Wilderness for our fourth year.  It was wonderful!  The weather was perfect, the speaker delivered timely messages, and I spent time with God in prayer and Bible reading everyday- for the first time in months.  My kids had fun, we ate ourselves into food comas daily, and I was able to spend quality time with both my husband (long overdue)[Read more]

26 Steps to Simplicity: Faith

We are shifting gears after what I hope has been a productive week of assessing the mess, identifying the beauty, culling the keepers, and donating the items we no longer need, love, or use (otherwise known as clutter). Now, let’s look at the why behind what we are doing. Creating space in our lives is essential, but there is more to life than being clutter-free.  I talked about this in my post, To What End Do We Simplify Our Lives? [Read more]

Workouts and Worship- A Winning Pair

Yesterday, I began a series entitled Life’s Essential Ingredients, where I listed ten things I’d like to accomplish each day.  Today, we will look at working out and worship. I have found a way to link my gym and devotional time that may open up some options for you, as well. 1.  Get to the gym (before 5:30). A. Go to bed by 9:30pm the night before.  If I don’t get to bed at a reasonable time, I just can’t[Read more]