Pursuing Purpose In Your Fall Schedule

While January 1 is truly the beginning of the new year, September and October alway feels like a fresh start to me. By September, in the Goyer house, we’ve just started homeschool. I started a new prayer journal, and we’re settling in to a new (earlier) bedtime routine. While summer is fun, by the end of August everything within me longs for routine. Over the years I’ve learned a few ways to pursue purpose in my fall schedule. 1. Cut {Read More}

Get Your Kids to Eat Healthy … and Love It!

With ten kids (and eight at home) it seems I’m always in the kitchen. As a mom I want my kids to eat as healthy as possible, but at the same time I don’t want to spent all day, every day in the kitchen! I’ve discovered that taking time to prep makes all the difference. Here are some things I do to prep. Get your kids to eat healthy . . . and love it! Prepare vegetables. I cut carrots, {Read More}

Creating the Day You Want to Wake Up To!

I don’t know about you, but there’s a few things I don’t want to wake up to. A dirty kitchen is one. Piles of laundry is another. Then there is the day packed to the rim with things I have to do. Not fun things. Days like that are never fun. It’s even harder when I’m dragging my kids along with me. I’ve had many days like this. I wake up with all the things I have to do in {Read More}

Chosen By God | Colossians 3:12 -14

  Saturday Scripture   Colossians 3:12-14 So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.   Heavenly Father, Thank you for choosing me for {Read More}

The Best You: Following God’s Plan For Your Life

The new year is here! What resolutions are at the top of your list? Eat better. Exercise once a day. Volunteer more. Before you create a whole new you for 2017, take some time to consider what’s fueling your goals. For many women, comparison is primary motivator. Have you ever compared yourself with other women–other moms or co-workers–and felt like you didn’t match up? (Guilty). We call it the comparison game, but in the end we are the big losers. Do {Read More}

New Self | Ephesians 4:22-24

Saturday Scripture Ephesians 4:22 – 24 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Prayer Heavenly Father, Thank you for a new year–a new start. As I look ahead to the opportunities 2017 has to offer, may my dreams {Read More}

Encouragement for 2017

Another year has come and gone (perhaps a little too quickly). Maybe you are feeling discouraged reflecting on the year and all the things you didn’t get to do or achieve. If this describes your current mood or if you’ve ever had one of those days (months, years) when you feel like quitting, then read on! I came across these “fun facts” from Sharon Jaynes. Just think if these people had given up after feeling discouraged. Isaac Newton did poorly in {Read More}

Living the Impossible Life {by Marlo Schalesky}

It was another impossible day in my normally impossible life. I woke to Jayden’s blood glucose monitor shrilly announcing a low blood sugar, one twin fiercely arguing with the four-year-old about a pencil, the bunnies escaped from their cages and running rampant (and leaving little round “signs” of where they’d been) all over the room, and one ten-year-old shouting about the Warriors shirt she just had to wear to school today, but of course, could not find. I should have {Read More}

Waiting Well {by Marlo Schalesky}

As a mother of six kids I’ve learned the importance of waiting well. Waiting for them to put on their shoes, waiting for them to find their shoes, waiting for rooms to be cleaned and homework to be finished. But most of all waiting for them to become the people God created them to be. That wait is the hardest of all. I was reminded of that a few years ago when my oldest daughter broke a cabinet door. Of {Read More}

How to Find More Joy This Christmas

Does the thought of Christmas stress you out? Are you more focused on your to-do list than the true meaning of the season? Do you stay up at night worrying about how you’re going to do it all? I spent many years doing exactly like that. The thought of Christmas brought dread, not joy. Then one year I decided to make a change. What’s the use of spending hours baking when I was cranky with my family? What was the {Read More}

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