“Date nights are so important for your marriage.” If you’ve been married longer than a minute, you have probably heard that slice of advice before. When the kids come along, you hear that date night prescription even more. Date nights for married couples ARE important. Dedicating time for the two of you can help you focus on each other when… Read More
The Word of God is Our Foundation
If you ask children in Bible class a question, they'll usually shout out "God! Jesus! The Bible!" hoping to land on the right answer in one of those options.
In school, when you know the answer, you raise your hand. I know The Answer and when I praise Him, I raise both my hands!
These are my posts about faith and Bible devotions.
Our family is held together by mutual love for God and obedience to His Spirit. In posts about Parenting, Marriage, and family, you'll see aspects of our faith lived out.
Every year it seems the wish lists and shopping lists get longer. Many parents are starting to realize that your kids need fewer toys, but you still want the joy that comes from giving at Christmas. For many years now, we have given out kids just 3 gifts for Christmas, and the gift giving ceremony that goes with it is… Read More
Sometimes, you really need a date night, but your budget says it’s not in the cards. This month’s date night idea is practically free and totally memorable. Watching the meteor showers is a great cheap romantic date night! Cheap and Romantic Date Night When my husband and I were still just a few months into our dating relationship, my mom… Read More
Do you ever feel like you’re so busy as a mom that you aren’t giving your children what they really need? As a busy modern mom, I used to struggle with Mom Guilt. I learned how to get over Mom Guilt for good so I don’t go into a tailspin every time someone utters one of those well-meaning phrases like:… Read More
A few years ago, we had a lot of debt. To be honest, I don’t even know how much. I didn’t want to total it all up and see the depressing figure. We’d been struggling to pay this mess off for years, and I was sick of it. We were hopeless, drowning, and held back from our dreams. Read: My… Read More
Here at Gathering Joy, I’m passionate about helping moms get organized and make the most of their time so they can accomplish all they want to do and make memories with thier families. One thing I know for sure: a home runs better when the husband and wife have a strong marriage. And marital bliss doesn’t just happen. You have… Read More