Submission Redefined {Guest Post}

I have the amazing privilege to be a part of a blogger network called The Inspired Bloggers network. I learn from a variety of bloggers and today I get to introduce you to one of them! I hope you will enjoy Betsy’s post for the Broken Hearts, Fueled Passions series!


Recently, I’ve been learning the art of submission. It hasn’t come easily. Submit. The word conjures up visions of inferiority, inadequacy, weakness… to submit is to surrender, something we’re taught to avoid. But this year, I had my “dream” shattered, I realized my pride, my “independence,” my refusal to submit… were hurting others. And hurting me.

Submission Redefined

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How to Know God’s Will

My sweet friend, Sara,  over at The Homeschool Post, asked me to write a guest post for her. I hope you like it. :)


As a Bible Teacher, I’ve heard people ask, “I need to make a serious decision! How do I know God’s Will for me?”

Honestly, I’m slightly baffled by this question. I know I used to ask this question myself. And please do not think I’m some theological genius who has studied the scriptures for years and years and I know all the answers. I am far from that! I do not have it all figured out. I’m just a normal mom. But over the years the more I read, the more I learn how God is clear about His will in the Bible.

Let’s look at the scriptures!

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God's Will

Nursing Field = Mission Field {Guest Post}

I hope you have enjoyed the Broken Hearts, Fueled Passions Series!! God is so good to use us broken people for His perfect ways!

Today’s post is written by a dear friend of mine. Annie is one of those friends whom you know will tell you honestly how things are, but love you through the process. Her sweet and calm spirit make my heart smile when I see her and I am excited to share her with you today. Be sure to write an encouraging comment at the end!

Nursing Field = Mission Field

I never intended to be a nurse. I was in a “job,” not a career, early on in our marriage and something about the way I cared about people prompted my husband to ask me the question: “Why don’t you look into nursing?” Looking back now I know that was the Holy Spirit guiding him to ask that question. I was just an infant in my walk with the Lord at that time and wasn’t in the habit of listening closely to what the Holy Spirit had to say. I was just floating along at that time in my life, much too busy raising two little girls to think about that sort of monumental change. Continue reading

Do You Have A Strong-Willed Child?

My monthly contributor’s post for the Teach Them Diligently blog is live! {yea!}


The conversations usually go something like this:

“Sweet Cheeks, you may eat a bagel with cream cheese, or oatmeal. We are in a hurry this morning. Please choose one.”
“No. I want an omelet.”
“I’m not fixing omelets this morning. Please choose one of the other choices you’ve been given.”
“No, if I don’t get an omelet, then I won’t eat breakfast.”

**Enter stomping of feet here. And then the arms are crossed. **
{Flopping like a cod-fish, as I call it, is optional for this 5 year old.}

Yes, I have a strong-willed child. Some would describe her as stubborn, but I think there is a difference.

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Strong-Willed Child

Homeschool Review: Bible Road Trip Curriculum and Notebooking Journals

Bible Road Trip

I am a Bible teacher. I am a Bible Teacher who blogs her Bible lessons. But just because I write my own lessons doesn’t mean I use my own lessons with my own children. Each lesson I create is formed with a group in mind and takes 2-3 days to come to fruition.

I’ve been searching for a solid, Biblically based, classical ed-type Bible curriculum to use with my kids.

I’ve found it in the Bible Road Trip Curriculum and Notebooking Journals by Danika Cooley!!

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In the Shoes of a Single Mom {Guest Post}

I’m excited to introduce Sybil to you today! I pray that her passion for others encourages you! ~ FFS

Encouragement for Single Moms

I have always appreciated warm, sunny weather tremendously.  Yet, I can’t help but notice how my gratitude for sunny days grows exponentially deeper, after a string of stormy days.  That is just as true in the living of life, as it when it comes to weather.  After enduring a season of storms in life, I have a greatly deepened appreciation for the calm.  An appreciation so rich, in fact that I likely would never have grasped it to the same level, had I not weathered those storms. Continue reading

Field Trip Review: Ripley’s Aquarium

While in Myrtle Beach, SC, the family and I visited one other place very different from Brookgreen Gardens. We went from outdoor gardens to indoor aquarium at Ripley’s Aquarium!

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All along the highway there are Ripley’s Aquarium signs showcasing the different types of activities at the aquarium. By the time we got to the building, we were excited!! Continue reading

Field Trip Review: Brookgreen Gardens

Before I even tell you about this place, I must say I have never gone on a more “Classy” Field Trip. Brookgreen Gardens is at the top of my list!

Brookgreen Gardens: A place of class, relaxation, and education!

The family and I went to Myrtle Beach, SC for vacation and we stopped by Brookgreen Gardens while we were there. Brookgreen Gardens in settled in the midst of old plantations which used to grow rice. History is found all over the place by wandering the gardens, visiting the museum, riding the boat through the rice fields, and walking the trails of the zoo. Continue reading