Passion & Purity – Review

Another book review! This reading challenge thing is really working – I’ve read two whole books in as many weeks. If the only effect of the challenge is that I’m finally getting myself to read, it’s been well worth it.

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That being said, I strongly recommend that you pick up a copy of Elisabeth Elliot’s Passion and Purity. Rarely have I read a love story so beautifully told. In this book, Elisabeth combines her journals from her college years, memories, biblical and straightforward advice, and an intimate relationship with the Lord. Continue reading

Explorer & adventurer – mostly through scratches of ink on a page – I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

Crazy Love – Review

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Good news, guys! The reading challenge was a success! (If you’re confused, go here to see what I’m talking about).

Cara & I both managed to read through Crazy Love by Francis Chan this past week, and we’ve heard from several of you who were also planning on reading (or listening) along. Continue reading

Explorer & adventurer – mostly through scratches of ink on a page – I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

‘I’m Sorry’ is Important for Little Ears to Hear

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Here we are learning a very important lesson… and by we I mean mainly me. I have come to the realization recently that I make my three year old apologize for everything. From knocking the remote off the couch with a car (on purpose), to hitting me in the face, to telling me no when I have told him not to say that to me again, you get the picture. Today, I realized it must really mess with his little mind that I don’t ever apologize when I mess up. I guess I think I get away with it because I’m “in charge”, but that just shouldn’t be the case.

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A wife and a mom viewing each day as a gift from above.

Confessions of a People Pleaser

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Well, there it is. I guess my secret is out. I am in fact, a people pleaser. This is not something that I’m proud of. It’s not the type of thing that I want people to know about me. In fact, most of the time, I don’t even like to admit it to myself. And yet, there it is. Despite my best efforts, it continues to come creeping back. This desire for others to like me. For others to be impressed by the way that I dress, cook, speak, etc. For them to think I’m cool. I even find myself being concerned with how others view my spiritual life. Continue reading

Follower of Christ. Coffee connoisseur. Lover of life and all things fun. And the wife of the amazing Kenny Oliver.

Easter Reflections

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Today is celebrated around the world as “Good Friday” as a reminder of the good God did by ordaining his son to be crucified on our behalf two thousand years ago.  If you think about it, it’s kind of strange that Christians throughout history would celebrate such a gruesome event.  There’s a reason we celebrate Good Friday though, despite all of the horrors Jesus faced that day, and it’s because Easter was just around the corner.  As we get closer to Easter, it’s imperative that we get our hearts and minds right with what we’re actually celebrating – not bunnies and eggs, but a Savior slain for our sins and resurrected to give us life.  We especially appreciated the following blogs and hope you do too! Continue reading

Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.

Reading Challenge

I’ve recently rediscovered a long list I made last year of all the books I want to read. Very few of them are checked off the list.

I have all these books that I want to read, but it seems like every time I pick one of them up, I only get a few chapters into it before it gets forgotten on my bedside table for months.  Continue reading

Explorer & adventurer – mostly through scratches of ink on a page – I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

DIY Spring Cleaning Recipes: Free Printable

When springtime hits, I always get inspired to do a top-to-bottom house cleaning. Somehow when those winter blues finally fade away as the days get longer and warmer, it energizes me and inspires me to clean away the grime that has built up over the winter months. Continue reading

I’m Lisa’s sister, a wife & mom of two little boys, and a small business owner, trying to make each day count for God’s kingdom.