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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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Easy Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

I love Ranch dressing!! So, when I discovered my food allergies five years ago, I couldn’t have ranch anymore. I started to dip my veggies in hummus instead but still longed for ranch dressing. Earlier this year, I came across a Vegan Ranch dressing. To be totally honest, I wasn’t so sure I would like…

Fruity Baked Oatmeal

Have you discovered Baked Oatmeal yet? I did several years ago and really liked the recipe I used. While I was at a Scrapbook Retreat, my friend Janette brought a Fruity Baked Oatmeal. Oh my…it was delicious!! Ever since then, this is our only Baked Oatmeal recipe we use. You are in for a treat!…
Photo a Day

July Photo a Day Challenge

The other day, I was on Google doing some research. I came across a really fun idea and wanted to try it this month. It is called the Photo a Day challenge. It is a fun way to capture the everyday memories. July starts tomorrow so I thought it would be fun to do a…
grow in trust

2020 – A Year to Grow in Trust

Is it just me or has 2020 had a crazy start to it? It started off somewhat calm and uneventful. And then March happened. The Coronavirus turned our world upside down in so many ways. Schools, restaurants, and businesses closed. The Stay at Home order went into effect. We were forced to slow down. God…

I Wish I Was Like Her – 3 Step Plan for Comparison

Think of the last time you scrolled through your Facebook or Instagram feed. Whose update made you feel like you aren’t enough? Or which post made you feel jealous because you wished for what she had? All too often, we think to ourselves “I wish I was like her.”  Comparison. It is the thief of…

9 Fun Ideas to Beat Cabin Fever

Hey there Mamas! I see you. I notice how hard you are working to juggle everything. Not only are you a Mom, but now you are also a teacher. You may also be juggling a full or part-time job. You are amazing and I am cheering you on! During this unprecedented time with the Coronavirus,…

I Will Carry it With You

The way Scott responded brought me to tears and challenged me. “Oh, that’s no problem. I don’t care if I get it. I will carry it with you. You just lead the way.”   On our way out of town a couple of years ago, we stopped in to see Jonathan‘s friend Scott, at his custom…

Join the I Still Do Challenge!

You would think by now I would have it all figured out. I would meet my husband Jonathan’s love language every day. Each day, I would take time to pray for him. Oh, and I would definitely always respond in a respectful way. After almost 20 years of marriage, I still don’t have it figured…

My Word of the Year for 2020

At first, my Word of the Year was savor. I spent a lot of time reflecting and praying about it in the early part of December last year. I confidently moved forward and felt excited about learning to savor in 2020. And then, around December 27, I started to question. Is savor really my word for…
60 Minute Vision

Create Your Best Year in 60 Minutes

It’s that time of year again. Next year is just around the corner and it is time to make new goals. What if I told you that in 60 minutes you could create your best year?  So often we are just trying to survive each day and it doesn’t seem like there is any room…

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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.