what I learned this spring

We stand at the passing of one season ready to move forward into another. The change of the season marks a good time to reflect on what I’ve learned before moving ahead. Planting seeds, dismantling walls, and conquering giants are a few of the lessons I learned this spring. What I’ve Learned This Spring Mary…

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  Stress is the thief that abducts our joy. It pillages our physical and mental energy leaving us weary. Stress is the intruder that lingers until you figure out ways to peacefully deal with this persistent trespasser. There are ways to ease stress with the help of nature’s medicine cabinet and a few simple, soulful practices.…

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healthy eating

Rules Ø relationship = rebellion. I learned this valuable piece of parenting advice ages ago. But, the theory applies to all aspects of life—even food. A lifetime of rigorous food rules eventually evokes an inner revolt.  Without establishing a healthy relationship with food, the struggle will always be your shoulder devil. Transformative eating can eliminate…

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advent, Elf on the Shelf

{I use my affiliate link in this post, which means if you make a purchase, I earn a tiny (and I mean tiny) percentage which helps maintain this site.}  What if I told you that a simple Christmas family activity that serves others would not only bond your family closer together but create lasting memories?…

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fall

{I use my affiliate link in this post, which means if you make a purchase, I earn a tiny (and I mean tiny) percentage which helps maintain this site.} Healthy Living is more than how you fill your plate. It includes your spiritual and emotional well being too. Inspired by Emily P. Freeman’s Podcast, Episode…

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food choices

{This post contains affiliate links} Think about the last time you perused the buffet table. Were you like a crouching tiger ready to pounce the salad made with marshmallows, whipped cream, and jello the color of pink taffy? Did you wrestle with knowing that you should fill your plate with the mixed green salad with…

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stewardship, creation care, environmental care

It’s calving season on our farm, and the other day at dusk the last heifer gave birth.  We watch the attentive bovine mama nudge her baby to a far corner of the pasture several times throughout the day. Safely hiding, the calf dozes on and off in the warm spring sun.  It’s a snapshot of…

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