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Thanksgiving…… before the pilgrims!

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A Thanksgiving thought from Meg, Daja’s daughter:

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When You Have A Foodie Mom

A Thanksgiving thought from Meg, Daja’s daughter:

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10 Things You Need To Know About Having A Foodie Mom

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When You Have A Foodie Mom

Hi, I’m Meg (Daja’s daughter) , I will be writing a post at the end of every end of the month.  So…I will tell you ten things you should know about having a foodie mom.

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When You Have A Foodie Mom

Hi, I’m Meg (Daja’s daughter) , I will be writing a post at the end of every end of the month.  So…I will tell you ten things you should know about having a foodie mom.

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Planting Seeds

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How are you planting seeds today? Anna, Kristina’s daughter, shares her thoughts on getting inspired and planting seeds. Read More

How are you planting seeds today? Anna, Kristina’s daughter, shares her thoughts on getting inspired and planting seeds.

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Herb Lore

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Perhaps I’ve read one too many fairy tales.  Perhaps I’ve assimilated too much as I’ve traveled the world.  Perhaps my reading has majored on the old-fashioned, ancient, supernatural, and surreal and minored on the practical, the up-to-date, and the enlightened.  OK, I’ll just admit it.  I find I believe in old-wives tales, lore and traditional healing. Read More

Herb Lore

Perhaps I’ve read one too many fairy tales.  Perhaps I’ve assimilated too much as I’ve traveled the world.  Perhaps my reading has majored on the old-fashioned, ancient, supernatural, and surreal and minored on the practical, the up-to-date, and the enlightened.  OK, I’ll just admit it.  I find I believe in old-wives tales, lore and traditional […]

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Prayer for the Week of Aug 26 – This is My Testimony

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Prayer for the Week July 15 – The Faith of a Child

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Today’s prayer post is written by my (Kristina’s) daughter, Anna.  I am so proud of her and her willingness to share with you something she learned first hand recently.  It has been a difficult season for this beautiful daughter of mine, but one that has taught her to hold on to the Lord and to trust Him.  May you be blessed this morning as you read her guest post.

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.  (Mark 10:13-16)

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God said to have the faith of a child. In that case we must eliminate some things from our lives such as stress. We should not need to worry about getting plunged into the depths of concerns when our Heavenly Father is right there ready to give us a helping hand. We need to have trust and know that our true Comforter is near, like this child has confidence in her dad to protect and comfort her. Why are we not all like this child wanting to be wrapped in our Father’s love?

I cry out to you O Lord:
I say you are my refuge
My portion in the land of the living
(Psalm 142:5)

In this Psalm by David he is crying out to God asking him to be his rock and his fortress like that child found in her dad. We see that she has nothing to fear because of her trust.

How do we take stress away from our lives?  How does stress get there in the first place?  Stress is something that can enter our lives and we don’t even know that it is there. We are letting stress in more than we know because we do not know that we are letting it in. We let stress in and then let it take over.  I know what this is like!

I’ve been swimming for over three years.  I love it!!  But recent changes in my team like changing practice groups and losing my favorite coach caused me to be very stressed.  At first I thought the stress would go away, but there were so many changes and new philosophies about how we should be swimming only for times that it caused me to have so much stress!  I had to make a decision.  I talked to my mom and the Lord about what I should do.  It was the hardest decision I have ever made!!  In the end I decided the Lord was leading me to take a break from swimming.

Stress is sometimes really hard to prevent but we can do it if we just rely a little bit more on God.  Lean on Him a little bit more and let Him reveal the stress in our lives to us. Then let Him help you to get rid of it.

Dear Father,

Thank you for giving us the tools to conquer the little situations and the large problems without getting burdened down and stuck in the soft sand of stress. Thank you for your loving arms that wrap around us when we are scared.  Father we pray that you guide us and show us that we can put our burdens at your feet and be free.  Let us be like Christian in The Pilgrims Progress.  Let us come to the foot of the Cross and feel the straps of our burdens loosening until they fall off.   We pray for your guidance.

Amen

Take a moment today look around and see if you have stress in your life, really look, don’t skip over an area. And embrace your Father because you are His child.

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Today’s prayer post is written by my (Kristina’s) daughter, Anna.  I am so proud of her and her willingness to share with you something she learned first hand recently.  It has been a difficult season for this beautiful daughter of mine, but one that has taught her to hold on to the Lord and to […]

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Top 10 Ways You Know You Are Near Your Due Date

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My daughter has a wicked sense of humor about putting up with me in these final few weeks.  ENJOY!

What are some of the ways you’ve known you’re in your third trimester?  Share your woes and advice here!  You’re among friends.

(Linked to Titus 2 Tuesday, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Hope In Every SeasonHearts For Home HopWise Woman Link-Up, Encourage One Another Link-Up, Babies and Beyond Link-Up, Small Footprint Friday,  One Sharendipity PlaceMotivation Monday, Creative HomeAcre Hop, Mostly Homemade Monday Manic Monday, and Pin It Monday Hop!)

My daughter has a wicked sense of humor about putting up with me in these final few weeks.  ENJOY! What are some of the ways you’ve known you’re in your third trimester?  Share your woes and advice here!  You’re among friends. (Linked to Titus 2 Tuesday, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Hope In Every Season, Hearts For Home Hop, Wise Woman […]

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An Easter Prayer

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The following is a video made by Daja’s daughter of her younger siblings reciting The Prayer Before A Crucifix. Read More

The following is a video made by Daja’s daughter of her younger siblings reciting The Prayer Before A Crucifix.

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Guest Post From Anna (age 11) – What’s Behind The Wrapper?

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How much do you really know about what’s inside when you pick up a box of your favorite cereal? Without looking at the ingredients, how much do you really know about all your favorite little bites? Without reading labels when you pick up that box, bag or can do you really know what hides behind the wrapper? Read More

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How much do you really know about what’s inside when you pick up a box of your favorite cereal? Without looking at the ingredients, how much do you really know about all your favorite little bites? Without reading labels when you pick up that box, bag or can do you really know what hides behind […]

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Prayer for Week of June 18–Reality

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(This was written five years ago.  Yet somehow I feel like the Lord wants to revisit it today.)

In just four days we are moving to Pasadena! I can’t believe it’s finally here! We feel like we are camping….our house is full of boxes. The kids keep asking, “Mom, can we play with….” “No, baby. It’s packed. Sorry.”

Yesterday the chaos of moving, the boxes, not being able to find what I needed or a comfortable place to rest, the to-do list a mile long got to me. I was frustrated and irritated and the kids got the brunt of that. Read More

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(This was written five years ago.  Yet somehow I feel like the Lord wants to revisit it today.) In just four days we are moving to Pasadena! I can’t believe it’s finally here! We feel like we are camping….our house is full of boxes. The kids keep asking, “Mom, can we play with….” “No, baby. […]