Don’t Miss Out on the Biggest Blessing of Being a Mom

Before I had kids, I thought the adage "children are a blessing" referred to all the joys I would experience as a mother. I didn't understand that the proverb held a double meaning, a double blessing...

Self-Care: Are You an Extrovert, Introvert, or Ambivert?

You may not be what you think you are. Find out why I've experienced all three "-verts" - extrovert, introvert, and ambivert - and how I've come to embrace who I am today (and you can, too!)

Why Is It Called the "Mystery" Blogger Award?

I'm at a loss. Where's the mystery? Even so, it's an honour to be thought of and nominated, so... I accept! (NOTE: Upon further digging, I found the answer! Keep reading to find out.) The Mystery Blogger Award For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Mystery Blogger Award, here are THE RULES: Put... Continue Reading →

How to Explain the Importance of Handwashing to Your Child: COVID-19 Health

Whether you're mildly worried, or whether you're in full panic mode, COVID-19 is a common concern for every mother in the world today. So, how should you explain the importance of handwashing to your child?

The Value of a Book Review

Ever wonder why people post book reviews - either on their blogs or other mediums? I mean, does anyone even read them? I don't know why it took me so long to put the pieces together, but I used to wonder the same thing. That is, until one day, I thought, "Wait a minute. I... Continue Reading →

Top 15 Christian Writers Blogs: Aw… Who Knew?

I've been selected as one of the Top Christian Writers Blogs on http://www.feedspot.com. Aw... who knew? I appreciate this recognition and am so grateful to everyone who takes the time to visit my blog.

Creative Parenting: 1 Easy Tool To Get Your Family Moving

Are you and the kids feeling sluggish, but there's housework to be done? Get creative! Use this one easy tool to get your family moving again. The kids will have fun, and your house will be clean!

How a Mentor Can Enrich Your Life (and Help!): My Sister, My Mentor

January is National Mentoring Month, and I'd love to tell you about my sister, my mentor - partly to brag on her, but also to paint a picture of how a mentor can enrich your life.

Feeling Honored: Sunshine Blogger Award

I'll admit it: The Sunshine Blogger Award DOES feel a bit like the blogger world's version of a childhood chain letter. BUT, today I opened my e-mail and was pleasantly surprised to read these words...

How To Accept More Grace (and Less Condemnation) in the 2020 New Year

How More Grace (and Less Condemnation) Can Be Found in 2020 Keep reading to discover why it may be healthier for you to live out a New Year's Hope, rather than make a New Year's Resolution. Christmas is over. And if I’m quite honest, that tree standing over there in the corner of my living... Continue Reading →

Beat Holiday Stress: Why November is the Perfect Time to Plan for Christmas

What is your least favourite month of the year? Mine used to be November. Why? Because November feels dreary. November feels like an in between-Thanksgiving-and-Christmas, useless kind of a month during which the dormant, brown grass becomes a reflection of what I feel inside - not alive, not dead, just somewhat depressed while I wait... Continue Reading →

An “Out of Context” Interview: One-Year Anniversary Post

This article is dedicated to my sister Connie Epp who has been my champion and mentor throughout this writing journey. I love you. Q:        Sara, let’s begin by discussing why you write what you write. Many blogs discuss current world issues or offer practical advice. You, however, regularly subject your audience to personal musings... Continue Reading →

Know the Value of Your Life

Love this post on http://www.mygoodtimestories.com.

Oh, that we could all truly “see” each other and love one another and value each other fully. Please remember that you are seen and loved by your Heavenly Father today. 🙂

My Good Time Stories

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Your life is precious. Your life is valuable. Your life is priceless. Your life has worth. There are times in everyone’s life that we tend to question the value of our lives. Sometimes it is a result of the kind of people that we spend our time with during our working day or our free time. There are occasions when some people feel depressed unhappy with themselves because of a situation that they are in.

How can we remember how to keep the value of our lives in perspective? Perhaps the following little story will help strengthen the belief and confidence that you may have in yourself and the value of your life.

There was once a father who became very ill and just before he died, he took out an old watch and said to his son, “This is a watch that your…

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Why You’ll Never Regret Obeying God

“Is that you, God?” How do you know whether a random thought that pops into your head is from God? What do you do when that random thought is so absurd that you seriously doubt it could be God? Obeying God Isn’t a Science. It seems to me that: Recognizing God's voice and obeying God... Continue Reading →

A Childhood School Story: How I Forgave Miss Winter

(Names and details herein have been changed to protect identities.) I knew my cheeks were glowing as red as my teacher’s cherry-painted fingernails. Salty tears rolled over my lips and down my chin. While I cried, Miss Winter towered over me, lecturing and wagging a polished forefinger at my burning face. I wasn’t a troublemaker.... Continue Reading →

Hi, friends! I threw my back out last night. How, you ask? Simply wiping the table. Wiping the table! Am I really so old that if I bend over just slightly to wipe supper crumbs, I won't be able to stand upright again? Why, oh why does my body betray me so? Because my spirit... Continue Reading →

How to (Realistically) Create a Successful School Morning Routine

Ready or not, school is in full swing. In the past (and likely, again, in the future), I have had a hard time creating a successful school morning routine. Mornings at our house have been a tad ugly: We lounge too long on the couch before breakfast. (Slothfulness is a problem I’ve devoted an entire... Continue Reading →

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