New Years Resolutions: Personal Goals

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Are you struggling over whether you should choose new years resolutions? This article gives some great reasons to set them!

Today is December 2nd and we all know what that means.  Christmas is right around the corner and after that…the new year!  Let me just say right off, I’m not great at keeping new years resolutions.  Last year, I decided to become a minimalist.  Ha!  If you’ve watched any of my videos or looked at […]

10 Ways to Help Your Kids Have a Thankful Heart

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A thankful heart doesn't come naturally to any of is. Here are some ways to help your child develop theirs. | candleinthenight.com

As adults, we learn to focus on the things we’re thankful for around this time of year.  This isn’t the only time we should be thankful.  A thankful heart is something that doesn’t come natural, but is learned.  I have to work daily to maintain a thankful heart. Instilling a thankful heart in your children […]

When it’s okay to fall…

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As moms, we want to have it all together and stand strong, but sometimes, it's okay to fall. | candleinthenight.com

Being a mom is hard.  Being a mom of three is hard.  Being a mom of little ones is hard.  Being a mom without a dishwasher is hard.  Yeah.  That’s my life. I COULD complain about it.  I could nag my husband and play the victim.  I could take the stress and turn it into bitterness.  But…oh […]

Being Kind Counts: Bringing Joy through Flowers

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During the month of September, I’ve been taking part in the Being Kind Counts campaign.  The challenge?  To do something kind for someone for 30 days.  Since it’s almost the end of the month, I can go ahead and tell you that we didn’t succeed.  We missed days here and there and missed five in […]

“It is More Blessed to Give than to Receive”: Being Generous When You’re Unsure

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Do you give to those who request money from you? Even when you're not sure of their motives or actual need? | candleinthenight.com

Acts 20:35 tells us, “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”  So why is it so hard?   The Request of the Poor I live […]

Finding Joy in God’s Plan

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Do you struggle with finding joy when things aren't going according to plan? This post is encouragement for you! | candleinthenight.com

Well Mama, you’re still with me, I see!  I’m so glad!  Today, I want to share with you about joy.  But not just any joy.  The joy that comes when you least expect it.  The joy of knowing you’re living out God’s plan.   That kind of joy seems to sneak up out of nowhere and […]

A Letter to the Weary Mama

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A Letter to a Weary Mama

Dear Weary Mama, As I sit here nursing my little one with my other two close by, awake when they should be sleeping, I’m thinking of someone besides myself for a change. I’m thinking of you. I want you to know today that I feel your pain. See, I’m a weary mama too. The nights […]

Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Baby

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Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Baby | candleinthenight.com

When we brought baby D home, the girls could not have been more excited. The first couple weeks were bliss as they snuggled with me during nursing sessions on the couch stroking his sweet little head or brought him his binkie at the slightest peep. Then they realized what having a new baby in the […]

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