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A New Year's Bucket List

A New Year’s Bucket List

January is one of my favorite months. Not only is it a new calendar year (and I love new calendars, planners, pencils, pens, anything to make them pretty), but it is also the month to celebrate my birthday. Birthdays were not celebrated a whole lot when I was growing up, but now I seek to…

One Day Apart

One Day Apart

Keeping the Sabbath holy — or set apart — ultimately reminds us that salvation is a gift and eternal rest waits for us in Heaven.


Date Nights In

With a little creativity, preparation, and thoughtfulness, date night can once again become a much anticipated part of your week right from the comfort of your own home.


Mountaintop Rest

A few weeks ago I was teaching my 2-year-old daughter on the importance of sleep and rest. As I was reading her a book about rest, I realized how badly I needed this lesson myself. Recently becoming a mother of two under two, my friends and family (and myself) have given me more than enough…


Protesting Rest

It was a scenario I knew all too well. My four-year-old son was showing signs of exhaustion before we even got home from preschool. I mean, he took a break on the playground to rest his head on the monkey bars, for goodness sake. On the drive home, I said, “Honey, we’re going to put…


Money Talk with Crystal Paine

Last spring we cancelled our DirecTV service. Ted’s second layoff in twelve months – the first due to budget cuts, the second to reorganization — forced us to realize we couldn’t afford it any longer. The money we were spending on entertainment needed to be put to better use. You know, stuff like groceries and…

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