DIY

The Mid-Century Modern Map Dresser

How in the world did the dresser on the left become the remarkable and eye-catching dresser on the right? I hardly know myself! This project was completely spontaneous and evolved on its own. It's the piece I received the most compliments on this past weekend at the craft fair/flea market I was a vendor at.… Continue reading The Mid-Century Modern Map Dresser

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Convictions and Culture

Dear Rachel Hollis

If you are looking for more reading about Rachel Hollis and her book and you’re a Christian who cares about upholding a Biblical worldview and wants to think more about this matter, I highly recommend this article here http://www.katiepolski.com/?p=1312 ! It’s a well thought post that goes into much more detail than I did, since I actually didn’t read the book (and don’t plan to). Thanks everyone!

Jessica Denyse

Dear Rachel Hollis,

Actually, dear Rachel Hollis followers:

You don’t know me and that’s okay. I likely don’t know you either. I am not here to pass judgments or criticism. I want to be careful with the way I may or may not offer criticism online. I’m not out to make enemies, I’m out to make friends.

Consider this post a polite exhortation, or maybe an encouragement to think beyond the self-help mantra.

I follow Rachel Hollis on social media and believe me she says a lot of inspiring, encouraging, and motivating things that do get me thinking and doing. I have not read her book so when I mean to take this post with a grain of salt I MEAN IT. I really am not in a position to offer a well-rounded or thorough review or critique.

However, I DO feel compelled to take the popular phrases I hear…

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Convictions and Culture

100 Days of NO TV: 2 weeks left!

Are we going to get rid of Netflix for good? I recently asked my kids a few questions about our TV free summer. We've talked about it together on occasion and I feel they grasp the purpose behind this exercise. But I thought it would be interesting to try and interview them and just see… Continue reading 100 Days of NO TV: 2 weeks left!

Convictions and Culture, Homeschooling

Dear Teachers… {an open letter from a new homeschool mom}

Dear teachers, Teaching is no joke. I've only just begun the formal education process with my own kids and I already realize this. Now, of course, there are major differences between homeschooling and education in a public or private facility. However, there are enough similarities that I feel I can now empathize with just a… Continue reading Dear Teachers… {an open letter from a new homeschool mom}

Homeschooling

Day 1 & 2 of Homeschool!

We did our first day of school yesterday! It went really well considering it was the first time in a LONG time that we've sat down for some real structured learning. I decided to start early and slow (only doing Math and reading curriculum) so that we can simply develop a habit/routine of doing those… Continue reading Day 1 & 2 of Homeschool!

Homeschooling

Take this map, and go.

χάρτης Academy The above word is a Greek word. My husband used his Logos Bible Software to find out it's a word that is actually not found in the New Testament at all. Even still, we like the word for naming our homeschool. Spelling it in English is supposed to be Chártis but to make things… Continue reading Take this map, and go.

Convictions and Culture, Family, Motherhood

How’s The TV Fast Going????!?!?!?! Day 71. (Shh I cheated)

I haven't forgotten!!! There have just been so many things to do, other stuff to think about, things to write about, the TV fast has not been on my mind hardly at all lately. I think that must mean the fast is accomplishing it's purpose?? If you are like, WHAT is she talking about. Go… Continue reading How’s The TV Fast Going????!?!?!?! Day 71. (Shh I cheated)