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Book Giveaway: A Spoonful of Grace

***Leave a comment below to enter.  US entries only please.*** Have you ever prayed the same prayer over and over again?  Maybe you wish you had other words, but you’re just not sure what to say. Mealtime is a wonderful time to speak blessing to your family and to pray […]


Why Saying Grace Makes You Happier

It’s my pleasure to offer this guest post by my friend author Annette Hubbell.   I will be giving away a copy of her bo “A Spoonful of Grace: Mealtime Blessings in Bite-sized Pieces” tomorrow.  Come back to enter!   “Mom, I think saying grace makes the food taste better,” my […]


Podcast: The Happiness Habit Part 1

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Once in a while on the Happy Home Podcast, I a message instead of an interview.  This month, I thought you might benefit from a sermon I d at Eastlake Church recently titled “The Happiness Habit.” Based on principles from my bo […]


Book Giveaway: 31 Days to a Younger You

***This giveaway is closed.  Congratulations Liz B!***   31 Days to a Younger You is available on . Welcome Proverbs 31 friends!  In today’s devotional, you read about Esther and the characteristics of true beauty. In my bo 31 Days to a Younger You, we lo at how we can stay young […]


Stay in the Game Mom

Friday was the last day of school for my three kids. As two of them teased each other, loudly and relentlessly, I muttered under my breath, “It’s going to be a long summer.”  Even the “happy mom” loses perspective sometimes. I need to hear the words, Stay in the game […]


Memorial Day Video Tribute

To honor Memorial Day, I present this video created by my middle schooler. His assignment was to make a video poem about any topic. I am glad he chose to create this tribute to America and the fight for freedom. Here is “Freedom is Not Free” by my son Ethan […]


10 Bold Declarations For You from God’s Word

Today in my devotional with Proverbs 31 Ministries, I write about how you can be as bold as a lion.  Even when you feel like a little mouse, you can cling to the promises in Scripture. You and I are not mighty on our own…but we are mighty in God! Here […]