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A Book Review: Dare to Respect

In today’s cultural climate, ‘Dare to Respect’ is perhaps not a politically correct phrase in the context of marriage. However, respect is a concept that is central to both husbands and wives. If we are married we will know that marriage isn’t easy, and often we struggle to give our spouse the respect that they […]

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Deck the Halls DIY: A Christmas Tablescape

Last month I discovered a new hobby that I love. It’s table decorating! Who knew that decorating a table could be such fun. We had seventeen family members over on Christmas Day and in preparation I had spent a little time coordinating decorations for the centrepiece of the celebration – which was the christmas table. […]

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An Artful Advent: Creating a Handmade Christmas

Advent. The expectant waiting for the celebration that is Christmas. The anticipation of Christmas can be a joyous yet hectic season. This is our first festive season in the northern hemisphere as a family and my first ever time hosting Christmas at our house. I have to say I am just a little excited. I […]

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Rest Assured: A Recovery Plan for Weary Souls: A Book Review

Rest. We all need it right? But sadly rest seems to be undervalued in our culture today. I’ve written about this subject before, and when the book ‘Rest Assured’ came across my path, I knew that it was a must read. Rest Assured is written by Vicki Courtney, a speaker to women of all ages […]

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Where Do I Start? Tips for Moving Abroad with a Young Family

 Well hello there. I know I haven’t blogged for an awfully long time. It feels really great to be blogging again. Late last year saw the publication of my first book ‘Heart Matters in Early Motherhood.’ You know they say that if writing a book doesn’t kill you, promoting the book will. Ain’t that the truth.…

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Introducing ‘Lakeview Cottage’: A Children’s Novel by Mary Crosson

Originally posted on The Forever Years:
When shopping for Christmas presents for the kids, good quality books are always top of my list. If you are looking for children’s fiction with family values this Christmas, then look no further than ‘Lakeview Cottage’, the first in a series of children’s novels for 8-11 year olds by…

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An Excerpt from ‘Holidays for the Hurting: 25 Devotionals to Help You Heal’ by Elisabeth Klein

Here’s a guest post by author Elizabeth Klein. If you’re coming up on the holiday season and you are struggling – in your marriage, with your divorce, as a single mom, with an illness, with a hurting relationship…with LIFE – Holidays for the Hurting will gently come beside you and walk you through the season […]

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A November to Remember: The Big Blog-Book Tour #HeartMattersinEM

Well we are still waiting to move to England. In fact I’m itching to get on that plane (even though I will dearly miss the wonderful friends and family that we leave behind). Meanwhile, my book is about to embark on a little worldwide book-blog tour, albeit a virtual tour. Next month I’m privileged to […]

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7 Women & The Secret of Their Greatness: A Book Review

“Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance.” This is the question that Mother Theresa famously asked everyone she came into contact with. Most of us are somewhat familiar with the legacy of Mother Theresa. But what does Mother Theresa have in common […]

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‘Unoffendable’: A Book Review

Would you be offended if I suggested that anger is one of the most fundamental problems of the human condition? Have you ever struggled with being easily hurt or offended? I have. In fact, I still do. Life affords many opportunities to be offended every day. Over the years I have heard numerous sermons and […]

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