Family Built from Friendship

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“Never abandon a friend – either yours or your father’s.  When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance.  It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far way” ~Proverbs 27:10.

My family is divided all over the country.  My oldest sister lives in West Virginia.  Number two lives in Phoenix, Arizona.  The baby lives in Minnesota.  My parents live in Tucson, Arizona.  I live in New Mexico.  We are spread out far enough that if an emergency happened we would all be there for one another but travel time might cost us hours or even days.  I love my family and would be at their beck and call if ever they needed me to but when my husband and I moved our family to New Mexico we knew we would be alone. Read more

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The Benefits of a Homemaking Mentor

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Growing up, my mother never taught me the in’s and outs of homemaking, simply because she wasn’t a homemaker. My mother worked outside of the home by the time I was old enough to learn myself. My mother became a para educator, teacher and many other things to stay by me in school. And while my mother was and is a wonderful and important influence in my life, what I realized I needed in my life was an older woman who could teach me the ins and outs of being a submissive wife and homemaker.  Read more

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Finding Your Church After You Move

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Moving can be a stressful event. You’re starting new jobs, uprooting your entire life, and placing it in boxes. Then you get to your destination and get busy unpacking, only for Saturday evening to come around and realize that you also have to find a new church! If you have a specific denomination, it can be a lot easier finding your church! If you are like my husband and I who are non-denominational, it’s a little more difficult! Read more

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Getting Materialism Out of Your Life

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Materialism-noun:

preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual,or cultural values.

Since we have chosen our new tiny cabin, and are now #mountainliving, I decided it was time to re-visit this post from 2014 as I am going through my entire household and getting rid of things! So if you are looking to de-clutter and free up your space and time, then getting rid of materialism is for you!
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Moving Marriage Mountains

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Last weekend, I went to a wedding. It was lovely in every way, from the lovely music and flowers to the bride’s gorgeous dress. I could tell hours had been spent planning this day down to the smallest detail. And it was nearly perfect in every way.

But as I listened to these two people I love (and who I know love the Lord) recite their vows to each other, I couldn’t help but wonder if they were truly ready for marriage. They solemnly promised to love each other in sickness and in health, but that’s an easy promise to make when no one is ill. Saying you’ll stick together whether you are rich or poor isn’t hard when there is enough money in the bank account to pay the bills. Read more

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