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Daughter of the King of Kings, wife, mom, friend, and bookworm. I am so glad you are here! I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy reading these blog posts.



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One Way We Prepare for the School Year

Last week our four children went back to school. It’s hard to believe we have a week of school done already. The week before our family prepared for the school year by going on a prayer walk around our children’s schools. As parents, we have the amazing privilege of praying for our children. This is something my husband Jonathan and I take very seriously. Especially when the school year begins.
Back to School

Back to School Challenge 2021

Let’s use God’s Word to pray over our children as they head back to school. This is one of the most powerful ways we can pray. I created the Back to School Challenge to lead us through 21 days of praying over our children.

How God Used a Horse Named Mystic

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.” Psalm 32:8, NLT “Put your left leg in the stirrup, grab a hold of the saddle, and swing your right leg over.” The horse barn worker made it sound so simple to get up on a horse. With the grace of a cowboy--oh wait, I mean a cowgirl!--I made it to the top of the horse.
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Why I Got a Third Tattoo

About a week and a half ago, I got my third tattoo. I believe that tattoos tell a story. In my case, tattoos are a marker of what God has done in my life. At each turning point in my life or a big shift in perspective, I enjoy having a spiritual marker of some sort. Over the years it has been a bracelet, ring, necklace, or a verse on a plaque to remind me of what God has taught me.

Hope for Healing Hearts

Guest Post by Micah Ruth He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. Psalm 147:3 I sat outside my shed that beautiful June morning to heal from the wounds in my past. God had asked me to take a week off to reflect on the wounds I had been trying to hide. It had become all too clear that stuffing them into the corners of my broken heart was not working. A new trial our family was going through that season had just bubbled them all up to the surface again.
anchored Family guide

Do you feel like your family is growing apart?

Too many parents feel like their family is growing apart, but they don’t know how or have the time to fix it. That’s why we created the 60 Minute Anchored Family Guide. It’s easy to let life get in the way of family time. You're running from one activity to the next, your laundry baskets are overflowing, and you're wondering what you're going to make for dinner. So often we are just trying to survive and it doesn't seem like there is any room left to create meaningful goals for our families. Believe me, I have been there too.
Keep on Praying

Keep on Praying for your Children

Keep on praying. I feel like this should be a song or something. An anthem. A reminder to keep on praying. Why? Because prayer is powerful. The Bible is filled with Scriptures about the power of prayer. When we keep on praying, God uses our prayers to move mountains, to change hearts, and to draw us closer to Him. Today, we are going to talk about one way to keep on praying for your children.
5 Simple Steps

Choose a Word of the Year in 5 Simple Steps

If you haven’t picked a Word of the Year for 2021 yet, no worries! There is still time to pick your word in 5 simple steps.
7 questions to reflect

7 Questions to Reflect on 2020 + {A FREE printable}

It’s hard to believe that this year is almost over. I don’t know about you, but 2020 was a really different year. It went really slow but also at points really fast. Next week, the year 2021 begins. Before you jump into the new year, I encourage you to take some time to reflect on 2020. On the blog today, I share seven questions to reflect on the year and my answers to each.
Simple Christmas Traditions

12 Simple Christmas Traditions + A Giveaway!

I absolutely love Christmas for so many reasons. The first reason is that we celebrate Jesus’ birth. He stepped down from heaven so that we could have eternal life. Now that’s the greatest gift of all. I also love Christmas because of traditions.

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Devotionals use God's word to point you to Him. They share a story and encouragement on how we can apply the Scripture to our lives. 

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The Recipes category will include allergy-free recipes. I am allergic to chicken eggs, gluten, and dairy. These recipes are some of our favorites.