The Inspiration Cycle

We moms want to inspire our kids. Just having children makes us strive to be the best versions of ourselves, examples we hope they’ll want to emulate. But in some ways, my kids have already surpassed that goal, and now, they inspire me. My 14-year-old son started a YouTube channel this summer, where he posts… Continue reading The Inspiration Cycle

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Old Soul Quotes: Choices

After some prayerful consideration and conversations with my family, I've decided to cut back on blogging (at least temporarily). Though I only post a few times each week, those posts take time that my family needs to invest in their lives, and that I need to invest in freelance work. I hope to continue posting… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Choices

Old Soul Quotes: Change & Transformation

The Midwestern world is transforming all around me. Harvest is over, and the leaves and temperatures are steadily falling, inspiring my theme of change & transformation today. Do you have any suggestions for next week's theme? Please leave them in the comments below. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Change & Transformation

Discipline Leads to Contentment

I wish I had figured out long ago the secret to contentment. For years, I pushed through life accomplishing what I thought needed to be done, whether it involved home-schooling my children, volunteering at church, freelancing as a writer, or being a good wife. I am a perfectionist and tried to be the best at… Continue reading Discipline Leads to Contentment

Memorize & Meditate: Isaiah 6:1,5,8

While reading about the Old Testament ways of worship, I've been reminded of the importance of a reverent attitude toward God. These verses express that idea beautifully. In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Then said I, Woe… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Isaiah 6:1,5,8

Old Soul Quotes: Memories

This week's theme was suggested by Stephen of A Fractured Faith. And what a great suggestion it was! Sometimes I feel as though I've been to the best church service ever after pondering the quotes I find, and this was one of those times. I hope these words enhance your time of worship as well.… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Memories