• New Rules for Sex, Love, and Dating
    Church and Faith

    Becoming a Whole, Healthy Person

    “The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.” Words of Solomon. And part of the introduction of a series by Andy Stanley, the pastor of North Point, in his Love, Sex, and Dating sermon.  Andy offers tips for single people, and for those who are already married. It’s a worthwhile watch, listen, or read for anyone wanting to become better at serious relationships. He continues after the words of Solomon saying words are meaningless. Commitments are meaningless. Both are meaningless, without preparation. Without a plan. Your past will determine where your future goes. Not your promises. Promises are just empty words, even if you do have…

  • Blogging Income Reports
    Blogging

    Income Reports

    Income reports. They can be inspiring or daunting. And for a beginner blogger, they’re often more of the latter. Because, let’s be honest. No one is clicking on the Pin that says, “How I made $52 my first month blogging” or “My first month of blogging-a magical $2.50”.  No. If we’re honest, and if I’m honest, I normally click on the ones that say something outrageous. Like the blogger that made six figures in a MONTH. Not a year. Or the blogger who made $50,000 on Black Friday. I mean, wow. Because those aren’t just inspiring, they’re what I’m aiming for. Again, using honesty, I would love to break records…

  • New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating
    Church and Faith

    Gentleman’s Club

    What does the Bible say on how women are to be treated? Has it changed over time? How did the early church treat women? Was it with reverence and respect, or were the treated as lesser people? Objects, commodities, as if they were truly valued less. As Equals In the United States today, women have more rights as equals and partners alongside men than perhaps anywhere else in the world. But the way we treat women today, as equals, as people, has in part to do with an idea introduced by Jesus. Jesus brought a standard into this world about women that we should gladly accept today. The idea that…

  • New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating
    Church and Faith

    The Right Person Myth

    Are you a single person, looking for the one? Are a you married person whose marriage is failing? Do you believe that if you could only find, date, or marry the right person, that everything will be fine? You’re not alone. But you may perhaps have been raised to believe a myth. The Right Person myth. What follows is a summary of what Andy Stanley, the pastor of the North Point Ministries, based out of Alpharetta, GA has to say about finding the right person. And for the full book and message, check it out here, here, and here.  But let’s break down what Andy Stanley says concerning the new…

  • Write the Perfect Blog Post
    Blogging

    Writing the Perfect Blog Post

    How do you make a great blog? How do you write a killer post? What exactly is most important in gaining followers, building an audience, and driving traffic to your blog? Two words. Killer content. I’ve been blogging for over a year and a half. In that time, I’ve had highs, lows, made mistakes, and learned a lot. Today, I’m going to share what I’ve learned in regard to blog posts. What I absolutely must include in every single post to make sure my blog content stays relevant to my readers, ranks high, and continues to build trust, drive traffic, and increase my realm of influence. SEO Strategy One of…

  • Pin Worthy Posts
    Blogging

    10 Sites to Find Visually Stunning, Gorgeous FREE Stock Photos PLUS A Step by Step Guide to Using Canva

    Pinterest. A visual search engine that was practically made for bloggers and entrepreneurs. It’s a site full of gorgeous images of the perfect home office, the most delicious healthy recipes, and boards upon boards of blogging inspiration, and so much more. With currently over 250 million people a month using Pinterest, it’s an excellent way to get your blog out there.  It’s a marketing strategy I myself have in place (and you can check out my Pinterest account here). Plus, what did I just say that came to mind with Pinterest, specifically? Gorgeous pictures. Pinterest is about beautiful pictures. *Note: This post may contain affiliate links, meaning, if you click…

  • What Are You Pursuing
    Church and Faith

    What Are You Pursuing?

    Life has much to offer. Good food, big homes, nice cars, expensive clothes. Here in the U.S., we often take for granted that anything our heart desires, at least in terms of the tangible, is within reach. And yet, we are almost all in danger when it comes to what our heart wants and what we already have. A lot of us have fallen victim in the pursuit of money. Surrounded by Blessings Most of us have nice jobs. We have access to healthcare. Access to grocery stores teeming with every kind of food imaginable. We’re blessed with shelter in the form of two story homes with wall to wall…

  • Shower Melts
    Essential Oil Gifts,  Family

    DIY Shower Melts

    Shower Melts Shower melts are a great way to end your day whenever find yourself craving a little “me” time after a long day at work. Perfect for the responsible adult who wants a way to wind down naturally, without the aid of medicine or alcohol, so they opt instead for a steamy shower, followed by some comforting apple cider or a calming lavender spritzer. If this sounds like you, then these quick and easy, DIY shower melts are a dream! Combine with a cup of Chai made with a combination of oils like cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon, and you’ve got the makings of a wonderful evening in! Essential Oils in Every Day…

  • The Blessed And Busy Family Blog or Book
    Blogging

    To Book or To Blog: Doing Work From Home

    As a work from home mom, I’ve been plugging away for the better half of a year now trying to earn an income from the comfort of home. The comfort of my loved like crazy, occasionally chaotic, home. And it’s been a journey. With so many work from options out there, made possible with the ever expanding reach of technology, in the past couple of months it’s really been about hunkering down and finding my niche. Some of the ways I’ve tried (with varying degrees of success): Etsy TeeSpring Facebook Online Yard Sales and Resales Affiliate Marketing Freelance Writing TaskRabbit  Rev.com Blogging (obviously) Book Reviews Ibotta/Extreme Couponing/Krazy Coupon Lady anyone?…

  • Be Rich
    Church and Faith

    Give Save Live

    When it comes to money, what’s your philosophy? Where do you spend the most? Do you have at least 6 months of living expenses tucked away in savings? And, be honest with yourself for just a moment… do you even have a savings? Regardless of where you’re at with your money, your spending, and your income, I would invite you to consider joining the movement “Give, Save, Live.” Importance of Budgeting When it comes to budgeting, I could do with more accountability. A better system could stand to be in place, and don’t get me wrong, I’ve been through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, I’ve heard of the envelope system,…