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Monthly Study

You Are Chosen

I wrote a quick prayer about my frustration with being chosen almost six months ago. Since then I’ve been going through a major purge—breaking up with thoughts and people that have been roadblocks to my peace and closeness with God. It’s forced me to really examine what I’ve been clinging to and how that has hardened my heart to God, whether I meant for it to or not.   I’ve found that by hardening myself, I was actually trying to ignore…

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Family,Mommy+Me

Grace’s Favorite At-Home Learning Tools

I talked about this a little before but I’m seriously jealous of women who have the gift of patience to homeschool their children. I’m sure it’s something I could do if I committed myself, but it is surely not something I’m naturally inclined to! Still, I do what I can. Grace attends Pre-school full-time during the week but for after school or those times when we travel, I have found that being prepared is key! I don’t have lesson plans…

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Faith,Monthly Study

Monthly Study: Mastering Forgiveness

Sorry I’ve been MIA! I know I skipped a study for March but God has been deaaaaaling with me. I typically write these as I’m coming out of a test and I hadn’t exactly been passing any of them last month, LOL. I’ll be the first to admit I’m as flawed as they come and although many of you have shared that my posts have helped you in some way, I honestly use them to keep myself on track! I…

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Family,Mommy+Me

Five Things I’ve Learned as a Young Mother

 I would love to encourage you with a couple major points I’ve learned and that I use to continuously keep myself on track and encouraged as a young mother.   Children are a blessing and never a hindrance   This was a serious battle I had to overcome in my journey of motherhood. I walked across the stage of my college graduation at 21 years old and three months pregnant. Although I was excited about what was to come, I’m…

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Beauty,Lip to Love

Lip to Love: MUFE Artist Rouge Lipsticks

I was feeling adventurous and edgy when I saw this midnight blue lip while doing my usual stroll through Sephora, but after actually trying it on and loving the luxe satin finish, I had to go see what the rest of the shades were looking like! C-603 (Midnight Blue) M-101 (Caramel Beige) M-501 (Plum Violet) These lipsticks by Make Up For Ever are newly formulated to include 25% more pigment than their previous formula. That’s major! And they did not come…

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Family,Recipe Book

Recipe Book: “Cravings” Kale Salad Video

I love to cook and always have but if I’m honest, laziness keeps me from being an Iron Chef for Grace every night. Well, part of my year of focus is to combat those desires to be lazy and just get up and do the things I really like. That for me includes trying new and healthy recipes, so I can extend my go-to meals past baked chicken and spaghetti, Lol. I bought some new cookbooks and I’m sharing one of the…

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