We Bought a House!

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That’s right, we’re officially home owners now! Well, as much of an ‘owner’ as we can be this side of Heaven.

We started looking for houses seriously about a year ago. We were inspired by several families from our church who moved into the surrounding neighborhood to better reach the community. And our particular house just so happens to be a mile from the Kieklaks and two miles from my work. Major bonuses! Continue reading

Gluten Free Review: Thai Kitchen Peanut Noodle Kit

I can’t believe it’s already June – time for another gluten free review!

I’ve reviewed a lot of snack foods and deserts, so I thought I’d find something a little more substantial. Steve & I eat a lot of asian food because it’s easy to make gluten free, so when I was picking up some soy sauce last week, I noticed this boxed meal with a helpful little gluten free label right on the front of the box.

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Scripture Memory

 photo scripturememory_zpsbf0020eb.pngAs a Christian, there are few things more important than God’s Word. In Joshua 1:8, we’re told to meditate on it day and night:

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

It’s God’s Word that directs our paths, and acts as a compass for our decisions big and small. In his Word, we discover his character, his nature, and his law. Continue reading

Off to the Races!

This past weekend my parents, my sister, and her two sons came to visit! They were our first house guests, so it was a pretty exciting occasion. And having company gave me that extra boost I needed to unpack the last few boxes that were cluttering up our spare room (hallelujah!).

Our house is pretty small, but we all managed to fit pretty well. And let me tell you, there’s nothing like having a three-year-old and a one-year-old visit to show you how un-childproof your house is. Thankfully, we made it through the weekend without anything breaking.

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