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Focusing On Christ Amidst Holiday Frenzy

C.S. Lewis talked about how Christians have different ways of describing Christ forgiving our sins in his book Mere Christianity. He said "You can say that Christ died for our sins. You may say that the Father has forgiven us because Christ…

I know why God made Autumn

Have you ever heard the advice to find your tribe and love them hard because they are your people and it's what we do? Lisa embodies and epitomizes this belief. She is a true lover of people and wants nothing more than to see her friends grow…

How Fallen Leaves Help You Measure Your Worth

Shelby has a knack for speaking straight to the heart by cutting through the hard stuff with a grace and eloquence that leaves me wanting more. That is a gift. And she grows in this because her words are based on one truth: God's word. I love…

Stop Letting Perfectionism Steal Your Joy

If I had to name only one writer who is as genuine and honest as they come in their writing, then I would tell you about Emily. Not only is she someone who stays transparent in her writing but she is someone whose insight and opinions about…

Who is it that you say I am?

When I invite my friend over to hang out and talk, I generally get excited to have our favorite drink and snack ready so we can cozy up and talk. When I invite a friend over, it's not just to talk about the weather. I want us to be transparent…

Trusting God To Provide

When she writes about topics like "why babysitting should be in your budget" and her husband's "unique view of a Proverbs 31 wife" I knew Ayanna was a writer I could connect with. Her candor about having financial peace in your home will motivate…
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What Memories of My Mother Have Taught Me

Last week we had Sarah's guest post about her thoughtful and sweet memories of her mother this time of year and baking cookies. This post especially hit close to home for me with my recent lost and I felt like Sarah's article could not have…
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Sprinkles and Burnt Antlers: The Joy of Cooking with Kids

I went back to her website to find that article. I remember it well because she had talked about her child seeing beauty in something that she, as the mother, saw as a mess. I remember this one well because it struck me to the heart. As a type…

Cheers Mom, I Get It Now

I remember scrolling through Michelle's site and thinking, "This gal gets me!". Her honest writing and cheeky thoughts about fashion and fitness, oh yah and how could I forget, WINE! had me from the start. I decided not to hold it against her…

How I Missed the Most Important Day of My Son's First Two Years

When you start meeting other writers you really only have a few ways to get to know them. One of those ways is to stock their writing and if you're lucky, they're blog or personal site. I met Kamsin from a writer's group created by another author…

Who I Am

You know that moment when your friend calls you because they got tickets to go see your favorite band? Or maybe that moment when you feel like you are beside yourself with happiness at the thoughtful gift your friend spent a lot of time making…

Living Under the Freedom of God's Grace

I had been part of this particular online writers community for a little while and I remember I kept seeing her posts pop up. I liked her domain name "mywanderingheartsong" and LOVE her new one "grace for the wasted space" and I was immediately…

Return the Child

When I read Carol's heart-wrenching, raw story about her son, I immediately thought of a friend of mine who had gone through something similar and thought Carol gave words to a tough situation that my friend struggled to express. There were…

The Happiest You'll Ever Be

I don't even know where to begin. I guess I'll start with when I first met Aimee. We are in an awesome blogging group together and I remember scrolling through and seeing her blog pop up in a thread. As per the usual, I started stalking her…
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Four Letter Words and Blogging Friends

I am loving the blogging community. I love it even more when I find other women who are passionate about their writing. As a Christian writer, it is even more lovely when you come across other women whose words lie in the molding of the Creator. Harmony…

Oh The Stories I Will Tell Your Kids!

You know what I love about having guest posts on the blog? You start to meet a lot of great people. You start to find new voices that make you cry, make you think, make you wonder, and make you laugh. I love Tiffany's voice and I when I read…

5 Vital House Rules for When the Baby Is Teething

Yet another great guest post this week! Mariah's sense of humor is one that I can relate to and I'm sure you will too! She brings a sense of honesty that I think we can identify with and I am thrilled to have her words on the blog today. I wish…

Get In The Picture, Mom

If you are like me, you love taking pictures of your kids and if you're feeling brave, you hop in the photo with them. When I met Christina, I was thrilled that she wanted to share this post, especially since Mother's Day is around the corner.…

Setting Free the Horses

I think about the day when Asher will not want me to walk him into school. Or the day he doesn't want to be tucked in for bed anymore. Maybe I'll get lucky and he'll let me tuck him in until he moves out! I know there will be natural transitions…

Pros and Cons to Having a Furry Big Sister

I met Liz not too long ago in an awesome mom blogging group. I was excited to see that she had a post to share for It Takes a Village. I am a HUGE dog lover. If you haven't figured that out already, check out my Instagram for some dog lovin…

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Emerald is such a sweet soul with such a strong desire to help others see themselves how God sees them. As a woman, I am constantly encouraged by her words based on God's truth, that encourages everyone to remember that they are beautiful. As…

Being Jesus

I met Tabitha in a blogging group online. I was immediately drawn to her genuine attitude and practical approaches to writing. She is one of those writer chicks I want to be like when I grow up. She has a rad Christian book series out that she'll…

The Juggling Act Called "Leap of Faith": Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

      Dena is a mom of two and married to a man who shares her adventure for life. Dena was born two months early and weighed 2lbs, 14 ozs. From day one she hit the ground running and has never stopped. She built her family…

When Blessings Feel Like Burdens

It’s 5:45 P.M. on a Friday night and I’m driving home after an excruciatingly long day. Stress from the week has finally reached a boiling point and hot tears start falling down my face. It’s just been one of those weeks, and I’m on…