Sunday, December 21, 2014

My Top TEN Fav Christmas Posts!!!






This week our normal link up party won't be running. 
Instead, we've decided to take a holiday break & will return in the New Year.

Instead, for this week's post, each of us has individually selected a couple of our TOP favourite posts from last week's Christmas Link-Up Party, and altogether we've formulated a SUPER FUN Christmas Post!!! Please peruse & enjoy our list below :)

Lastly, we wanted to wish you & your loved ones a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, from our family to yours :)


These are TEN amazing Christmas themed posts, that you are NOT going to want to miss!






















Plus A BONUS Post That Had A Neat Freebie:





And, did you miss this fun "Christmas Inspiration" post from the blog?

 Ultimate Christmas List






Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Tribute To The Grieving Families... Peshawar, Pakistan



Not sure what this blog post is talking about?
Check out these two news reports:





I wrote this post to vent. To share. To let out my grief in a safe place. I took a world map out today & showed some of my children where Pakistan is. Explained in their own kid-like terms the tragedy that took place there. We prayed. I felt like I didn't do enough...what else could I do? I decided to write this tribute.

How about you? I'm sure if you've heard the news & seen the pictures, you are grieving too.
Please feel free to share your thoughts to the parents, families & prayers in the comments section. I forewarn you that any comments filled with hatred, or not tasteful, will be deleted. Thank you.



To the Families that are Grieving,

Does anyone forget where they were when they heard the news? News like this..

Can any of us forget the pain that overtook our hearts?

We look, from afar, at the pictures...and the reports...and the quotes...but it almost seems surreal. We are not there with you in person, but we grieve together with you in spirit today.

We, who also send our children to school each day. Trusting, never thinking, never wondering what will happen, 'if' they'll come home...for you, the unthinkable has happened...your world will never be the same.

I realize that there are no words that can adequately describe your pain. Try as I might to put my thoughts into words, I fear -and know- they will not even come close to the heavy burden that is now on your chest. 

I am a mother too. A parent. I have children. I love them. I cherish them...and when I think of what you are going through (picturing how it would have felt to receive this news), I cannot help but feel utterly overwhelmed at the sadness pervading our hearts. What pain you must be feeling.

Know that you are not grieving alone. The world is standing with you. We are in solidarity with you & your families. We are outraged, incensed, disgusted, angry...are there words to describe that sort of hatred???

Not at any particular people...or religion...or race...but at the hate that can so fill & deceive a human heart with it's vile clutches, and can lead them far from the original intention that was meant for that man or woman.

What can we offer you right now in your grieving? 

Our prayers. Our hearts aligned. We also sit around the world overwhelmed in turmoil, and frustration, and hurt at what we are hearing. The hatred seems too big right now...

But we pray.

We pray for healing. For strength to hold you up right now. For solidarity for your country at this time.

We pray against hatred. Against those who have ill will in their hearts. That they be stopped...

We pray for your families. We pray for your hurting. We stand together as one people.












Monday, December 15, 2014

~Special CHRISTMAS Linky Edition: Inspired By Me Mondays~




Welcome to this week's SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION of Inspired By Me Mondays!!!

This week is going to be a very memorable one as we specifically celebrate Christmas. It's going to be a GREAT collection of recipes, DIYs, inspirations, round-ups, gift ideas & so much more! Anything family friendly is most welcome :)

We are asking you get out your old, new, even your series of Christmas posts. Also, that you take a moment to SHARE this post on your social media. When you share, and I share, we all win. I will also be looking for posts with Pinterest worthy pics to be pinning on my Pinterest Christmas Board.



& did you miss this post from my blog?

 Ultimate Christmas round up



Just a friendly reminder, that when you link up here today, you will be posting on a variety of different blogs all at once!

If you haven't checked out these amazing blogs, do yourself a favor and stop by & get to know these wonderful ladies :)



21 christmas bible activities


50+ Easy Homemade Gifts Ideas For Happy Bellies & Bodies | therisingspoon.com


Please be sure to check them out & let them know where you found them!


 Remember, anything is welcome, as long as it's FAMILY friendly. Even non-Christmas-y posts are still welcome :)

Also, we are currently looking for another 1-2 bloggers to join us for our party in 2015. Interested? Feel free to email me rachael.faith@gmail.com.

 Party on!!!

   
   



Saturday, December 13, 2014

Ultimate Christmas Idea List! Don't Miss This Round Up


Being Inspired At Christmas






All Sorts Of Ideas For You & Your Family 
During This Holiday Season




It's another year of planning & preparing our hearts & minds to get in gear for the holidays.

This year as we approach that special day, I have been gathering links from my blogging friends to create an ultimate round up post dedicated to Christmas.

I hope you enjoy :)

& a Very Merry Christmas from our home to yours!!!









































Monday, December 8, 2014

~Inspired By Me Me Mondays: our 12th Edition~

INSPIRE ME MONDAYS!


Welcome to this week's Inspire Me Mondays!!!
 I really look forward to this time of week & connecting with bloggers & blogs of all sorts. I'm always finding new posts to inspire me :)

****Just an update for our special CHRISTMAS themed Link-Up; we're looking at a countdown now of ONLY ONE MORE week! So next week we'll be inviting you to share many of your old & new holiday themed posts of all sorts. Can't wait!

Just a friendly reminder, that when you link up here today, you will be posting on a variety of different blogs all at once!

If you haven't checked out these amazing blogs, do yourself a favor and stop by & get to know these wonderful ladies :)






(this week Micha couldn't be with us, but please feel free to come & say hello!)


Also, be sure to stop each of  the hosts to check out their 
personal favorites!


Our NUMBER UNO Post This Week:

It's Beginning To Cook A Lot Like Christmas: Peppermint Brownies In A Jar. 12 Frugal Days of Chistmas Gifts


My Two Personal Favs From This Past Week:


This Eggnog cupcake recipe will be a hit even if you aren't an eggnog fan. Eggnog Cupcake with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting. sunshineandhurricanes.com


Large Family Christmas Shopping


Please be sure to check them out & let them know where you found them!


 Remember, anything is welcome, as long as it's FAMILY friendly.

 Party on!!!


   
   

Monday, December 1, 2014

~Inspired By Me Mondays!! Our 11th Edition~

INSPIRE ME MONDAYS!


Welcome to this week's Inspire Me Mondays!!!
 I always look forward to this time of week & connecting with bloggers of all sorts. Always finding new posts to inspire me :)

Just an update for our special CHRISTMAS themed Link-Up; we're looking at a countdown now of ONLY TWIO weeks! That week we'll be inviting you to share many of your old & new holiday themed posts of all sorts. Can't wait!

Just a friendly reminder, that when you link up here today, you will be posting on a variety of different blogs all at once!

If you haven't checked out these amazing blogs, do yourself a favor and stop by & get to know these wonderful ladies :)








Also, be sure to stop each of  the hosts to check out their 
personal favorites!


Our NUMBER UNO Post This Week:

 Thanksgiving


My Two Personal Favs From This Past Week:

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Greatefulness Turned My Bitter Heart Sweet



Please be sure to check them out & let them know where you found them!


 Remember, anything is welcome, as long as it's FAMILY friendly.

 Party on!!!

   
   

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