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Blog posts : "faith"

Our Allergy Friendly Dinner Menu - Week of 5/14/18

Thought I'd start sharing some of our allergy-friendly meals for anyone interested! Here's what our dinners looking like this week (some recipes listed on Recipes page):

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Dear Exhausted Mom...

Dear Exhausted Mom,

When you look in the mirror and see wrinkles, tired eyes, post-childbearing "fluff," and stretch marks... I hope you remember all the moments that created them. And I hope you see them for what they truly are. Priceless.

Those wrinkles were earned, each crease with i…

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A lesson from my kids about bravery...

Ever learn more from a lesson you give your kids than they do?

Me too.

Yesterday my son asked me to pray that he would be brave. I told him yes of course, but also told him that bravery isn’t always something you have. I told him that bravery is often being afraid but choosing to do something …

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Our Allergy-Friendly Thanksgiving Menu

Well, I had previously posted the links to recipes that I was making for our allergy-friendly Thanksgiving meal, but just accidentally deleted the post. Grrrrr.

So here is an updated list. I didn't make the biscuits after all so that recipe is not here. And a couple of the recipes I had to change…

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A season of blessings and loneliness...

I didn’t want to share that I was reading this book, because it exposes my vulnerability. But I figured if Lysa TerKeurst is brave enough to write it and pour her heart out, and if it’s a bestseller meaning that there must be a LOT of other women out there also reading it, then I can share the fact …

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Hurricane Irma, Saying "Screw You" to the Hustle, and Digital Detox

If I learned anything from Hurricane Irma, it's to say screw the hustle and learn to unplug more.

The forecast had Irma headed straight for us, our family, and our friends. My heart is so thankful that all of us and our homes are ok... and yet so heavy for everyone who did not have the same resul…

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Back to School, Back to You!

Ok mommas, we all know that back to school time can be crazy. You might be running around chaotically trying to get back in a routine. You might have your entire family going in different directions each day. You're trying your best to make sure everyone has what they need, when they need it, for wh…

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when you're suffocating in your blessings...

Talk about feeling guilty...

Everything around you is a blessing. Family. A good job. Provision. A home for yourself and your family. Clothes on your backs. And yet, you feel burdened. As though you're suffocating from these blessings that others would give anything for.

Afraid... that you're …

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We see what we focus on...

We SEE what we {FOCUS} on.

We see what we {TRY} to see.

We often can't see the good things in front of us, because we're too distracted by what we see as negative.

Look for something POSITIVE in each and every day. Some days it will be easy. Some days it will be hard. But there is always …

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You are not meant to stay in that valley...

Every now and then I hear a song that just feels like a breath of fresh air. Like it speaks to my heart and soul, right where I am, in a way that nothing else could reach me. It can be the simplest of songs. It can be one that states something that I already know. But still, it’s just what I need to…

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My Solo runDisney Experience

Hi, my name is Kristin, and I am a new runDisney addict.

Ok so maybe not (because I can’t afford it!), but I’m definitely hooked and cannot WAIT to go back for my next runDisney event! It was so perfect, starting with my drive there. I went by myself, which I struggled with a bit because I’v…

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wrecked...

This song absolutely wrecked me today. I've been struggling this week... really struggling. Trying to understand why certain things are happening. Trying to understand certain things in my own life. And I just can't. I don't feel like I am equipped to be where I am in my life right now, in all areas…

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You DON'T Always Get What You Pay For...

About 9 months ago I spent $140 on a fitness program and a meal replacement shake. At least, I THOUGHT that was what I was getting for my money...

What I DIDN'T know was just how much of an INVESTMENT that $140 was, rather than an EXPENSE. The difference? An investment provides a valuable return.…

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Mother's Day Reflections...

I wrote this almost 6 years ago when my daughter was less than a year old. As I was reflecting back on an amazing Mother's Day weekend, I remembered these thoughts...

I was driving behind a vehicle the other day with a bumper sticker that read “Children are a gift from God.” But are they re…

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Is Your Comfort Zone really a Fear Trap?

Are you living in your comfort zone?

If you are, let me ask you this… is it really a comfort zone? Or is it a fear trap in disguise?

What I used to consider my “safe place” or my “comfort zone,” I now realize was actually a FEAR trap. My HIDING place. I thought I was comfortable, because I t…

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Treat yourself like you love yourself... even if you don't.

Treat yourself like you love yourself... even if you don't. 

I'm not going to tell you to love yourself. We've all heard it, we all know we're supposed to do it. But quite frankly, it's not that simple. If it were, insecurities and depression would be much less common. Suicide would be more rare…

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Find the Beauty in Your Journey

Since starting this fitness coaching journey, I have heard so many amazing stories from people who have overcome far more than fitness struggles. People with eating disorders, drug addictions, depression, insecurities, and deep emotional scars. So many people start out with fitness programs or in ch…

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Take Care of the Mother of Your Children

 

(Left Photo - November 2015; Right Photo - April 2015)

I have many motivations on this fitness journey, and I'd be lying if I said that the way I look isn't one of them. But I can honestly say that I don't care what anyone thinks about the way I look aside from my husband, and he still tells …

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I Choose Truth

Driving to work this morning I heard Natalie Grant, one of my favorite singers, on the radio talking about how she got started with Hope For Justice, an organization that helps rescue girls from human trafficking.  Within 2 minutes I was bawling.  She was telling a story of a time that her and her h…

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I am not enough...

Driving home from having one of the best days ever with my kids, a song came on the radio with the lyrics "Your world's not falling apart, it's falling into place," and I broke down in tears.  Although today has been amazing, this week has been extremely difficult, mentally and emotionally, and I ha…

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