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One way to increase passion In marriage – live simply

This time last year, my wife and I were making preparations to place our house on the market. We weren’t looking to move to an enormous house, but since we now had two kids, we were looking to gain another bedroom and a bit more storage space. After several weeks of preparation and organization, a (read more…)

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Weekend links

Photo by Abby Lanes I Have Had Enough :: Frugal Dad The Turning Point :: Get Rich Slowly Great Gifts for Kids That Don’t Involve “Stuff” :: Small Notebook Daddy, I’m Bored :: The Wisdom Journal Use What We Have – Ugly Craigslist Canvas :: Like Merchant Ships Project Procrastinators – Unite! :: The Inspired (read more…)

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The emotional benefits to becoming debt-free

Awhile back, we became debt-free.  It was amazing to realize we weren’t indebted to anyone, that after we paid our living expenses, we could decide what to do with our money. But the benefits to becoming debt-free extend beyond the financial.  There was an internal refining process to our family that transformed us. And we (read more…)

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40 ways to go greener at home …besides just recycling

Being intentionally eco-wise is about celebrating the Creator’s creativity, being good stewards with what we’re given, and passing on those values to the next generation. The thing I love most about practicing good green green habits in our home is that nine times out of ten, they’re also the more frugal option.  And I love (read more…)

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Celebrate Spring with two seasonal tarts

All photos are by Aimee. Ah, spring… After a long winter of eating potatoes, squash and carrots, she welcomes us with a tantalizing array of fresh new produce: bright green asparagus, cheery red radishes and seductive, oh-so-sweet strawberries. Why does this bounty taste so good right about now? Because this is exactly when God intended (read more…)

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