Your Home, Your Simple & Intentional Life

A Cluttered Mind

Candy blogs: I am a cluttered soul. I've tried several "systems" over the years to get my clutter under control. I start out strong but never finish. I know the basics ... everything must have a home, don't deal with an item more than once; remove old items before bringing new ones in, de-clutter in… Continue reading A Cluttered Mind

Your Family, Your Home, Your Spirit

Settling for a Lump of Coal this Christmas?

Candy blogs: Are you enjoying the Christmas spirit yet? Are you loving the music and the snow and the chill in the air and the warmth of friends and family and the JOY of the Lord? Yes? Wonderful! No? What is keeping you from a joy-filled Christmas? Are you grieving? ♥ ... the loss of… Continue reading Settling for a Lump of Coal this Christmas?

Your Family, Your Home

Losing Hope? Listening to Too Much News?

Today's Headlines: Is Your Home's Value Sinking? Poor, Poor Billionaires: America's wealthiest lost $300 billion Quake Traps Thousands Division Over Afghan Strategy Bank of America's CEO Leaving by Year's End Taking Aim at God on "Blasphemy Day" Amber Alert Issued for Missing Newborn Stocks Struggle at Quarter End It would be easy to give in… Continue reading Losing Hope? Listening to Too Much News?

Your Family, Your Home

Fall Screams Busy

All the chit chat on email and the social networks seems to be about gearing up for the busy Fall. The sense I’m getting is that this time of year is met with some dread. The Fall does bring more of a regular routine no matter what season of life you’re in. But my heart’s… Continue reading Fall Screams Busy

Your Family, Your Home, Your Marriage

Joy Stealer

There are many joy stealers but the biggest one in our lives used to be money. When we were married in 1977 we received dozens of credit card offers. We opened accounts everywhere. We lived our young adult lives buying furniture and taking trips and making all kinds of purchases. Soon we had debt that… Continue reading Joy Stealer