You Are Really Good for People

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I need to share a secret with you. So I’m inviting you into our cottage, right here pat pat on our laundry-covered couch, near random dog toys, and little boy hand-written scratch-paper books scattered on the coffee table. I’m welcoming you near so I can offer a whisper and a sweet dose of truth. One I’m learning in real time. Your greatest strength is the exact area the …

Stories from the Give Ten Generosity Challenge

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If you were given $10 to creatively spread love and happiness to a friend or stranger, how would you choose to spend it? Pay for the people behind you in line? Surprise the local librarian with flowers? Buy cookie ingredients and bake for the neighbors? Our family was asked to participated in the #GiveTen Generosity Challenge, ECCU (Evangelical Christian Credit …

The heart behind Laurelbox

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I “met” these women via Instagram and have been blessed by their hearts to journey alongside those experiencing loss in the form of laurelbox. I’m so thankful I get to welcome them to the cottage as they share their story with you. They are everyday world changers and heart encouragers. Their talent is beautiful and their mission priceless. And I …

How We Go About Gift-Giving

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It’s not about the stuff, it’s about the experiences. I can recall one toy I received at Christmas. It was a My Child doll and I remember it for the very reason that my mom sat on the floor close, our faces lit by the cozy fire in the fireplace, and I watched breathless, as she sketched the face of my …

My Mother’s Day Dream

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To all you moms out there,   Happy almost Mother’s Day! Being a mom, means pouring yourself out day after day Wiping noses, breathing in giggles, sacrificing your time for their time. Cutting endless halves of pb&j, modeling forgiveness, and throwing in one more load of laundry. Being a mom means forfeiting temporary sleep for Candy land dreams. And, being …