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A Simple Way to Pray for Your Children

We have all heard countless times about the importance of praying for our children. The Bible is filled with Scriptures about the power of prayer. Yet, when it comes down to it, we struggle to pray for the people we love dearly. Often we feel like we don’t have enough time or there is something else we need to get to. Here is one simple way to start praying for your children today. The first step is to pick out a Scripture verse to pray over your children each day of the year. The Scripture verse needs to be one that speaks to who they are, what they are struggling with, or what they need to grow in.
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You ARE Making a Difference

Once I arrived home, I cleaned up the breakfast dishes and put a load of laundry in. Nathan and I played a board game together next. After that, I cleaned the bathrooms and caught up on the finances. Soon it was lunch time so I prepared a meal for Nathan and me. Afterward, I cleaned up more dishes and picked up Micaela from preschool. Soon after arriving back home, I read books to both the kids before nap time and did my best to stay awake to finish the book. Mama, does any of this sound familiar? The list goes on and on of what you do day in and day out. Do you ever wonder if what you do is making a difference?
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Valentine’s Day Family Fun Ideas

Ahhh… February. The month of love. It starts soon so that means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. There are countless ways to celebrate the holiday of love. Here are a 5 family fun ideas to make this Valentine’s Day special.
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Books I am Reading Right Now 2023

If I had a day to myself, you would find me curled up on the couch by the fireplace reading. I absolutely love to read!
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5 Simple Winter Family Fun Ideas

Winter is a time of year when we slow down a bit and spend more time inside. A time to cuddle under blankets and sit by the fire. Winter is also a great season for family fun. I encourage you to make a Winter bucket list with your family just like you did in the Fall. That way you can be intentional with family time.
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My Word of the Year for 2023

One word. This phrase is one I have heard countless times from my friends and others around me. Several years ago, I decided to look into it. Why have just one word for the year? There is power in one word. In today’s post, I share the why and my word for the year. Why have one word? As I researched the one-word concept, I loved what I found. The reason to pick one word for the year is to help you grow. The one word gives focus to how you want to approach the year. It helps you determine who you want to become by the end of the year. So, how do you pick just one word? Read this blog post for 5 Simple steps to pick your one word.
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Reflect on 2022

7 Questions to Reflect on 2022

It’s hard to believe that this year is almost over. I don’t know about you, but 2022 went really fast. The year 2023 is just around the corner. Before you jump into the new year, I encourage you to take some time to reflect on 2022. In today’s post, I share seven questions to reflect on the year and my answers to each. At the end of the post is a FREE printable of these seven questions for you to use. Take as much or as little time to fill this printable out. When you take time to reflect on your year, it is a way to slow down and remember all that happened this year. The good and the bad and how it shaped you into the person you are today. As you look back, you are also able to see the ways God has been working in your life.
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Choose a Word of the Year in 5 Simple Steps

If you haven’t picked a Word of the Year for 2023 yet, no worries! There is still time to pick your word in 5 simple steps. I first learned about the Word of the Year concept in 2018. Several of my friends had one and I wanted to know what the hype was. I learned that a Word of the Year gives you a growth focus for the year. The word is meant to represent a central way you are depending on God in the year to come. It helps you determine who you want to become by the end of the year. When you have a word of the year, it helps you to be intentional about how you spend the hours, days, and months of the year. You can pick your Word of the Year in 5 simple steps.
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Welcome, I'm Anastasia!

I am a daughter of the King of Kings, wife, mom, friend, and bookworm. I love to encourage women in their everyday life. I also feel passionate about sharing God’s word. My desire is to provide a place for you to fall deeper in love with Jesus and be refreshed. I am so glad you are here! I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy reading these blog posts.



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