DIY, round coffee table, chalk paint coffee table, chalk paint recipe

DIY ROUND COFFEE TABLE

Sometimes a piece of furniture has served its original purpose and it begs for a makeover. Such was the case with a round table that Eric and I purchased many years ago at a second-hand store when we lived in Tennessee. Many family dinners have been enjoyed and birthdays celebrated around this simple round table….

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I'm overwhelmed.

FOR WHEN YOU NEED HELP IN THE OVERWHELM

Overwhelm! It’s a thing, right? Which makes it a noun and an epic one when it’s coming at you like a freight train. We’re only a few days into 2018 and I’ve felt overwhelmed already. I’m not surprised. As a firstborn, Type A, overachiever with a side-order of scatterbrained creativity, I learned how to fight…

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easy oatmeal cookie recipe; snow day

AN EASY AND DELICIOUS OATMEAL COOKIE RECIPE

The weatherman had predicted the possibility of a light snow fall; but by sunrise we realized we’d passed the “light snowfall” mark. As road closings became more widespread and the snow continued to fall, we knew our big plans for the weekend might not pan out. I assessed the fridge and pantry and was relieved…

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Christmas; home decor; thrifty (12)(1)(1)

THRIFTY CHRISTMAS DECOR {Home Tour}

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ― Norman Vincent Peale A softer and more beautiful world. I vote for that, how about you? But a few of my Christmases have felt hard and ugly mostly because I tried to do too much, spend too much,…

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otherwise unknown sq

STATUS UPDATE: OTHERWISE UNKNOWN

Before I begin reading through a book in the Bible, I read the introductory information given in the pages before the first chapter. Knowing the background, date, and purpose of the book helps me better understand what I read and make personal application. Today I want to share how an “otherwise unknown” prophet delivered just…

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cliff sq

Be Careful Who You Follow

I overheard a conversation recently where some people were discussing who they’d follow off a cliff. Of course, they were referring to qualities that make an individual a leader worth following. I know for sure my list of people I’d follow off a cliff is pretty short. How about yours? But are you careful about…

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shame square

DEALING WITH SHAME AS A BELIEVER

Shame is defined as a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety. Have you ever experienced shame? Most of us have but I find it is one of, if not the, most difficult emotion to talk about.  Today I had a complete stranger attempt to shame me. To be clear, there was…

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JSU sunset

FOR WHEN YOU LONG FOR PURPOSE AND CONNECTION

In my life I’ve had two ongoing struggles: purpose and connection. I share this because I know I’m not the only one. Every week I talk to individuals who wonder, “Am I doing what I’m supposed to do, what I was created to do?” These same people also express a desire to connect with others…

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