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How Our Suffering Points to Our Savior with Meg Apperson, author of Sky Full of Stars // Ep. 045

By Sandra |

  Meg Apperson—author, blogger, military wife, and homeschooling mom—knew God her entire life and truly believed she trusted Him with everything. But when her daughter Avery was born with an extremely rare and serious birth defect that could take her away at any moment, Meg realized that Jesus was her everything. In her book, Sky Full of … Read more

Creating a Bucket List for the Rest of 2020 // Ep 44

By Sandra |

  2020 has been a year we’ll never forget. It’s amazing what got packed into one year. And we are really feeling it as 2020 ends. But as we enter the last three months of the year, I want to slow down a little and make a plan for what I want to do before … Read more

How to Abide in Christ During the Election Season // Ep. 043

By Sandra |

  This is episode 43, and we’re talking about how to abide in Christ during the election season. What do I mean by abide in Christ? I mean we focus on His power, His purpose, and His peace. There are some practical steps we can take to help us focus on His power, purpose, and peace, and … Read more

Let It Go: The Practice of Benevolent Detachment // Ep. 42

By Sandra |

  In this episode we’re talking about benevolent detachment, a practice I read about in John Eldredge’s book Get Your Life Back. It’s the idea of turning over to God what weighs heavy on us and leaving it in His hands. We’ll talk about how Jesus practiced this during His life and how we can … Read more

Speaking the 5 Love Languages in Our Special-Needs Families with guest Jolene Philo // Ep. 41

By Sandra |

  During this pandemic time, caregivers have been stretched like never before. And if your family is like mine, you’re finding your spouse and typical children are getting less time and attention because the family member you’re a caregiver for requires so much more. That’s why I’m excited to have Jolene Philo join me on … Read more

Changes We’ve Made to Get More Sleep // Ep. 40

By Sandra |

  As we adjust to new routines and the days grow shorter, it’s a good time to talk about getting more sleep. I know for caregivers this isn’t an easy, three-step process. There are factors out of our control that determine how much sleep we get most nights. But that’s why it’s even more important … Read more

Sins We Face as Caregivers // Ep. 039

By Sandra |

  As I look at my life as a caregiver, I can see the temptation I have toward sinning in four specific ways: discontentment, pride, envy, and ungodliness. We’re going to look at each one today and remind ourselves of the hope we have in Christ as we grow in godliness! Quick Links: Respectable Sins by … Read more

Summer Veggie Soup and Limeade

By Sandra |

  Summer Veggie Soup This soup recipe is perfect for the transition from summer to fall! It’s full of veggies that are still in season when the weather starts getting cooler. I hope you like it as much as my family does! Ingredients: half an onion (diced) 2 Tbs garlic 1 diced bell pepper (red … Read more

Managing Your Mental Health with Gillian Marchenko // Ep. 38

By Sandra |

  “Right now, today, I can say, ‘God you are good. I have moved into a place with You that I have not been before, and I know it’s through these weaknesses and struggles in my life.’” – Gillian Marchenko Author Gillian Marchenko joins me for episode 038 as we talk about her depression, my … Read more

Answering Listener Questions with Lee // Ep. 37

By Sandra |

  This is episode 37, and today I’m chatting with my husband Lee to answer listener questions! We talked about being special-needs parents in ministry, how we create predictable routines that work for everyone, when we find time to talk, advice for cultivating a thriving walk with Christ, and encouragement to those married to an … Read more

Creating a Rhythm that Works for the New School Year // Ep. 036

By Sandra |

  This is episode 36, and we’re going to answer some questions you’re struggling with right now. How do we plan for a season unlike any we have lived before? How do we set up routines and rhythms when we don’t know what could happen tomorrow? How do we get the most important things done … Read more

Read, Watch, Listen: Recommendations // Ep. 035

By Sandra |

  This is episode 35, and I thought it would be fun to talk about what I’ve been reading, watching, and listening to lately! So I have 5 book recommendations, 5 show recommendations, and 5 podcast recommendations for you today! They cover a wide range of topics and interests, so I hope each one of … Read more