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Last-Minute DIY Gift Ideas That Point to the Gospel

Last week I talked about decorating as a means to point others to the Gospel.  Believers should see earthly beauty as a representation of greater and more wonderful beauty that only God Himself can display. As we are in the midst of the Christmas season, many of us are preoccupied with buying gifts.  This can become overwhelming, and I have frequently asked myself if gift giving is something that I need to concern myself with as...

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Is Interior Decorating a Distraction From Gospel Work?

Before Pinterest, I kept a binder full of my favorite things.  The majority of these were newspaper clippings or magazine pages that I had torn out.  I filled the binder with recipes, fitness tips, and organization ideas.  If you look at my Pinterest account now or even look back to my old binder, the category that takes over is home decor and interior decorating tips.  I love looking at pretty homes and am currently obsessed...

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DIY Jesse Tree: Creating a Family Advent Tradition

What is a Jesse Tree? This is our first Christmas with our son (read about our journey to adoption by starting here), and I have been looking forward all year to creating family holiday traditions.  One particular tradition I wanted to start is using a Jesse Tree to tell the Christmas story.  For many people, telling the Christmas story each year means starting with Mary, the shepherds, or the manger, but the Jesse tree tells...

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How to Cultivate a Heart of Genuine Gratitude

Search Google or Pinterest and you will find several dozen articles telling you how to raise grateful kids.  To be fair, that is an important aspect of parenting, but I believe moms need to work on this as well.  If we want to know how to cultivate a heart of genuine gratitude in someone else, we must start with ourselves. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links.  That means, at no additional cost to...

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Bored Stay at Home Mom: How to Enjoy Motherhood and Find Fulfillment in Christ

Are you a bored stay at home mom?  Why is being a mom not entertaining? Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links.  That means, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and/or make a purchase.  Click here to read my full disclosure statement. I am a stay at home mom, so this post is written from that perspective.  I don’t doubt, however, that it applies...

Becoming a Mother and Why I started Rapt Motherhood 0

Becoming a Mother: Why I started Rapt Motherhood

If you haven’t read the three-part story of my journey to motherhood, I suggest you start here. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links.  That means, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and/or make a purchase.  Click here to read my full disclosure statement. I dreamed for years of being a mother, and, after we submitted our adoption application, I felt that my dreams...

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Our Adoption Story: Tearing Down the Pregnancy Idol

Our Adoption Story is Part Three of my journey to motherhood.  Click here to read Part One and here to read Part Two. Deciding Whether to Pursue Infertility Treatments Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links.  That means, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and/or make a purchase.  Click here to read my full disclosure statement. I purchased a book about infertility and read...

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My Infertility Story

My struggles with infertility start with a miscarriage.  If you haven’t read about that experience, just click here. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links.  That means, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and/or make a purchase.  Click here to read my full disclosure statement. Our early pregnancy loss devastated me.  If God gave me the desire to be a mother, why did I experience...

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My Early Miscarriage Story

Miscarriages are a devastating reality in this fallen world, yet, until very recently, most people did not talk about them.  The time period during my miscarriage and subsequent struggles with infertility felt lonely and never-ending.  Although deeply personal, I feel my miscarriage story is important to share, so, hopefully, one person might feel like they are not alone.  This story is part of a larger story in my journey to motherhood and to blogging.  I...