Plan your peaceful Christmas: task 2

A neighborhood cookie exchange. Christmas light looking. Your church’s annual Christmas production, nativity scene, or ministry event. Sitting on Santa’s lap. The Nutcracker. Watching your five favorite holiday movies. Making all those crafts you’ve pinned. Making jam as gifts for your kids’ teachers. Maybe even Christmas caroling. Giftshoppingcardaddressingcraftmakingsnowsledding. There’s a lot of fun stuff to (read more…)

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A recovering good girl (the latest on The Simple Mom Podcast)

The latest podcast is up! In this episode, I’m chatting with my good friend, Emily Freeman of Chatting at the Sky. My teammate in the Philippines and fellow writer mama, she and I chat about her recent book release, the reality behind book tours, and some of her favorite photography tips. She’s got great tips (read more…)

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Plan your peaceful Christmas: task 1

Drumroll… There’s seven weeks to Christmas. Seriously. Doesn’t that sound bizarre? Apparently I blinked some time between the last holiday season and now. I think the best way to have a peace-filled, reason-focused Christmas is to do your holiday tasks a little at a time, not too early and not too late. Tasks on our (read more…)

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We remember

“God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.” — C.S. Lewis May you have peace today.

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A midsummer’s check-in

In some ways, this summer is flying by. In other ways, it’s just inching along, one day after another after another. It’s mid July already… We’re in the thick of summer. Nicole, editor of Simple Organic, had her baby in June. Kara, Simple Kids editor, is due any second. Jamie of Simple Homeschool and I (read more…)

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