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Throwback Thursday: Designer Placemats

With spring in full swing and summer ahead, we will be enjoying parties outdoors. Simplify the picnic setup by combining the silverware, napkin and placemat into one designer bundle. With five, six-inch straight stitches you can make these functional placemats. They are wonderful gifts for …

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Intentional Hospitality

In Romans 12, Paul outlines the behaviors a Christian should portray in verses 9-21. These verses are the essential characteristics of a Christian, but we sometimes overlook the smaller essentials.  The first of these is love. Love “is the primary motivating factor in Christian living. …

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A Simple Christmas: Muffin Tin Advent Calendar

While speaking at a recent fall retreat, I participated in a craft session. I’m not particularly crafty. I would like to be. Everything I make looks homemade and nothing like the beautiful creations on Etsy–or at friends’ homes. I am glad I joined in this …

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne can be described in one word: passionate. After just a few minutes with her it is evident that her biggest passion is people. Carla Anne is an accomplished Christian author, speaker and business woman. Her favourite way to spend her free time is hanging out with her 8 kids (an even mix of sons, daughters, and in-laws) and many family “add-ons”. In winter you can find her cheering for her local hockey team and in summer she’ll be on the beach!

DIY Fall Cake Stand

Do-It-Yourself projects are not my thing. I like the idea of being crafty, but let’s face it, I don’t do crafty well. For me to attempt and complete a project it has to be super easy, just a few pieces involved, and cheap to make. …

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 32 years and have four children ranging in age from 17 to 28. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading, studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

When It’s All Too Much

When her family moved from Virginia to Guatemala with Servants4Him, my friend Maureen and her husband de-materialized.  That meant her family had to get rid of a lot of stuff for the big move. From their ten-year-old daughter to their junior in high school, the …

About Ann Stewart

Ann just won the Christy Award for Best Debut Novel of 2017 with Stars in the Grass, originated AMG’s Preparing My Heart series, and writes “Ann’s Lovin’ Ewe” for The Country Register. When she's not writing, she's waving her arms directing musicals, teaching middle schoolers, or watching UVA Basketball, This is Us, or Madam Secretary. In her free time she hangs out with her husband, raising two lovely daughters and a whole flock of fuzzy sheep on Skye Moor Farm, in Virginia--where unscripted drama provides plenty of entertaining material.

Memory Notebooks

I’m not creative enough to be rightfully called a “Scrapbooker.”  Or do they call those people “Scrappers”? I don’t own any specialty scissors.  I’m not sure what a “tag curler” is, and I’ve never purchased “embellishments.” We like to record our memories as much as …

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Reflections of a Scrapbooker

I never dreamed scrapbooking could strengthen my walk with God.  Like most, I began scrapbooking to tell the stories of family photos and enjoy a creative outlet.  Surprisingly, the hobby I began as a craft spurred my faith in three key ways: I’ve recognized the …

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Thanksgiving Placemats Everyone Will Love

I love new ways to bring memories to Thanksgiving. When I saw this idea in a magazine to make placemats, with a twist, I thought it would be a nice addition to our table this year. The making of the mats has been time well …

About Brenda Sain

Brenda Sain is a homeschooling mother of five who has a wonderful husband encouraging her to be the woman that God has created her to be. Together they are very intentional about spending time together as a family. She considers her daily life with her children as her ministry and has found many avenues to encourage others to live a lifestyle of learning. She is the founder of an online homeschool community, Our Lifestyle of Learning (http://www.ourlifestyleoflearning), and a curriculum review site authored by a group of well-known homeschool bloggers, Curriculum Choice (http://www.thecurriculumchoice.com). She blogs about their homeschool journey and family traditions at Tie That Binds Us. (http://www.thetiethatbindsus.blogspot.com).

Jewelry Joy!

Carla Anne Coroy www.carlaanne.com www.carlaannecoroy.blogspot.com I received an incredible blessing recently.  A new friend went on a month-long trip to the UK  and gifted me with a set of her house keys.  I took advantage of her generous hospitality and spent a very relaxing night …

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne can be described in one word: passionate. After just a few minutes with her it is evident that her biggest passion is people. Carla Anne is an accomplished Christian author, speaker and business woman. Her favourite way to spend her free time is hanging out with her 8 kids (an even mix of sons, daughters, and in-laws) and many family “add-ons”. In winter you can find her cheering for her local hockey team and in summer she’ll be on the beach!