• 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…

  • Gratitute,  Work From Home,  Work Life Balance

    Family: Giving Credit Where It’s Due

    When I first began to envision doing the blog, The Blessed And Busy Family, gratitude came to mind. Giving back. An attitude of gratitude? ALWAYS worthwhile. You see, God has blessed me 100x over with the people, the friends, and the family He has sent us. Our church, Woodstock City, is family. A lot of my friends, are family. My prayer group? Family. And my kids- OBVIOUSLY family. So when I talk about “my family”, or “my church”, sometimes I mean those terms to be synonymous. Family is about more than just blood. It’s about the people in your life who build you up, when others tear you down. It’s…

  • The Blessed And Busy Family Attitude of Gratitude
    Church and Faith

    Importance of Gratitude

    November in the United States has one of the more celebrated holidays of any other time of the year and made all the more important because it’s the perfect time to highlight the importance of gratitude. An attitude of gratitude can be the difference between happiness and bitterness. Between contentedness and coveting this time of year. Giving Thanks Right after Halloween, and right before Christmas, lands THANKSgiving. The perfect time… to give thanks. A couple of years back, my family started a tradition for my older children. Towards Thanksgiving,  we write down what we’re most thankful for on pieces of construction paper and then clip each “leaf” in a clip…