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}

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)

Convictions and Culture, DIY, Homemaking, Homeschooling, minimalism

A Little Announcement {I Freaked Out Today.} MESS=STRESS

Lately, I've been trying to focus on having better home maintenance. What I mean is keeping things tidy on a regular basis. I have to be real here and tell you that I am not good at this! I never have been. I do not like cleaning or picking up. Part of me does love… Continue reading A Little Announcement {I Freaked Out Today.} MESS=STRESS

Convictions and Culture, minimalism, Motherhood

100 Days of No TV: Day 24

Ok wow so I realize I haven't written about this since the first of the month and we're already almost done with June. So, if you don't know or if you forgot or maybe you thought I chickened out (believe me, it was a thought), me and my family are doing a fast/break from TV… Continue reading 100 Days of No TV: Day 24

Biblical Counseling, Convictions and Culture, Motherhood, Women's Health

Being Honest About My Mental Health

Part of why I love to blog, write, and paint furniture is because it's been good for my mental health. I don't think this comes as a surprise to anyone because like I wrote over at the Rochester MN Moms Blog, developing a hobby made me a better mom. We live in a tough world.… Continue reading Being Honest About My Mental Health