Author Archives: Heidi

About Heidi

I'm a pastor's wife, striving to live generously. I'm also a homeschooling, gardening, knitting, cooking, reading mom.

This Blog is Moving On…

Hello, blog readers! You may have noticed my writing has slowed a bit (ahem!) lately. That’s due to a lot of factors, but it’s mainly because I’m moving over to a new blog, called Living Sacrifices. I started Give Away … Continue reading

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7 Months to Chaos

How long does it take to get from Nearly Decluttered to Complete Chaos? Well, my curious friends, wonder no longer. It takes seven months. And it happened to my house. It’s definitely time to get back to the Give Away … Continue reading

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Olympic Equipment That Would Never Exist

In honor of the summer Olympics, I offer you this list of sporty inventions that never would have happened if everyone was wimpy/non-athletic/chicken as I am: Balance Beam. Less than 4 inches wide? 4 feet off the ground? I don’t … Continue reading

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Veggie Meets Dip, Child Falls in Love

Veggies and dip: it’s the perfect appetizer. It’s the perfect match for the excellent produce of high summer. It’s also a great way to help kids enjoy eating vegetables. Here’s how we love to make a quick, inexpensive, tasty dip: … Continue reading

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Change People’s Lives

This sweet girl challenged me today. “Mom, you should write a blog post that changes people’s lives.” “OK. What should it say?” “Tell them Jesus loves them,” is her request. So… Jesus loves you. A lot. And He’s ready for … Continue reading

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Defying Death

You’re afraid of death. You’re afraid of death, so you listen to lies about it. Lies like: Death is just a natural part of the “circle” of life. Grieving parents need time to find a “new normal”. It’s best not … Continue reading

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Share Your Share

How was your CSA share this week? We’ve been on the road lately and missed two deliveries. I was so sad to miss out on all the goodness… But it gave me a chance to use my next Get Through … Continue reading

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