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Welcome, I'm Anastasia!

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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Monday Matters

Sit With Your Pain

Pain is part of life. When it comes, how do you handle it? Do you face it head on, completely ignore the pain or sit in it? We all handle pain in different ways. This year my eyes have been opened to the importance of just sitting in the pain. Too often when I face a painful situation, I just want to get through it. I rush the process and try to get to the other side. These past two years God has used pain in a powerful way to teach me so many things.
Friday Favorites

My Friday Favorites- 12/23

It has been a fast but fun week around here. I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas. So exciting! Before jumping into the weekend, I love taking time to reflect on the last week. Here are my Friday favorites from this week.
In the Word Wednesdays

Did you forget something?

Do you ever get that nagging feeling that you forgot something? You rack your brain for what it could be but it just doesn’t come to mind. I can be forgetful too. More often than not, my forgetfulness has to do more with being thankful than with tangible items. In today’s scripture taken from Luke 17:11-19, we read about ten lepers. They found out Jesus was coming and knew He could heal. The ten lepers called out in a loud voice as Jesus walked by. The lepers wanted Jesus to have pity on them.

What Is a Family Goal Retreat?

Goals What are they? And why are goals important to have? Goals are helpful to have because they give you a focus. You will put your time and energy towards what is important to you. Goals help clarify what is important to you. Each year, my husband and I sit down at the beginning of December…
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Friends, Book Signing and Prayers Answered

It has been a fast but fun week around here. How has yours been? Friends, Book Signing, and Prayers Answered are just a few of my favorite things from this week.
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Please Fasten Your Seat belts

“Ladies and gentleman, please fasten your seat belts. We are experiencing some turbulence.” This is an announcement I heard many, many times on my trip home from Asia this past September. It became a joke for my teammates and I. We were basically confined to our seats for 12-13 hours because of turbulence. Instead of complaining about it, I learned to laugh about it.
Monday Matters

How to Build Character in Your Children

As a parent, I am constantly thinking about how I can help build character in our children. I desire that my kids will reflect Jesus and be a light to the world. This past year, I found a resource that has been so helpful in this journey. It’s a book called In This House We Will Giggle by Courtney DeFeo. The subtitle of the book is “Making Virtues, Love & Laughter a Daily Part of Your Family Life.”
Monday Matters

I Am a Quitter

I am a quitter. Even typing these words causes me to cringe. If anyone asked me “Are you a quitter?” my response would immediately be “No!” That was until I read the book 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz. This book opened my eyes to the ways I am a quitter in life.
Friday Favorites

Rewards, MOPS and Mochas

It has been a fast but fun week around here. How has your week been? Rewards, MOPS, and Mochas are a few of my favorite things from this week. Read on to find out what my other favorites are.
In the Word Wednesdays

Jesus Took a Nap

Nap. When you hear that word what do you think of? Maybe you would like to take a nap right now. Maybe you would just love for your kids to take a nap so you can get some quiet time. Or maybe you think to yourself “Nap? Who needs that?” or “Who has time for that?”

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Devotionals

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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Your Tribe

Your Tribe focuses on the family and friends in your life. The subcategories of Your Tribe include Marriage, Parenting, Family, Friendship and Kids and School. 

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Everyday Life

The Everyday Life category will include Book Reviews and giveaways. It will also include posts on the Home, Friday Favorites, Goals, and Holidays.

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Recipes

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