Apple and Onion Stuffing – Always the Crowd Favorite

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Thanksgiving is next week and I'm still feeling a little blindsided by that fact. I find myself reacting like this every year. The days and weeks seem to pile on top of each other so quickly and my head is left spinning a little! I can't be the only mother who feels this way, right? I want this short stretch of the year to just stop and slow down a little bit so that I can fully enjoy it without feeling bogged down by the many to-do lists I make for myself! Speaking of lists...we're … Read More

3 Reasons A Planner Makes Me Happy {& Which Is My Favorite One}

3 Reasons A Planner Makes Me Happy and Which Is My Favorite One

*Yes! It's that time of year again! The time to plan for. . . planning.  And as I often get asked, "What's that planner you like so much again?" Here it is and why.... ~ Lisa I am a planner. You can ask my husband and he’ll tell you. It’s something he has learned about me and even come to appreciate about me. Sometimes my kids appreciate it too – and sometimes it frustrates them. And they all like to tease me about it.  Whispering in hushed tones, "It's Mom and Her Planner" as if it's … Read More

An Insider Look: 20 Things You Always Wanted to Know About the Jacobson Home

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Shhhh. I’m going to try to sneak this post onto Lisa’s website without her noticing, or I’m afraid she won’t hit publish. Please read it quietly under the covers with a flashlight! ~ Christy A few years ago I connected with Lisa on Club 31 Women, and she invited me to write a guest post for her. A guest post turned into a rich, long friendship, which is why I hopped on a plane recently to have a weekend sleepover at her house. This was the first time I had met her family or had visited … Read More

How to Make The Most Of Every Day

How to Make the Most of Every Day

There are different times of the year when I am more motivated than others to start new habits; the beginning of a new month, the beginning of the New Year, the beginning of a new school year and sometimes, the beginning of the week. There is no way that I can start a new project on a Wednesday (or later).  It’s just not natural! And when I don’t read my Bible until Thursday I feel as if my week has been a failure. Well, a couple of verses in Lamenations gently challenged my thoughts on … Read More

A Prayer for My Son’s Someday Bride-to-Be

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I can tell you the exact moment I began praying for our son's future wife. Maybe not the month. Or even the year. But definitely the moment. I'm sure there must have been a context of some kind, but most of those details have faded and now all I can remember are the words that he said. "I want the kind of wife who would be able to pull an arrow out of my back. That kind of woman." He was only 11 or 12 years old at the time, so why he would be thinking such thoughts I'll never … Read More

One Simple Way to Create A Powerful Prayer Plan

One Simple Way to Create A Powerful Prayer Plan

When you finally set aside some time to pray have you ever felt like this . . .  I don’t even know how to begin. There are so many needs- my kids, my friends, my spouse, that “issue,” an urgent request...and then there’s me, oh my; I’m already discouraged and I haven’t even begun to pray!  If we are really honest, each of us feels this way at some time. And if you are a Mom with little ones, before you even get started praying some small person will likely interrupt you! I spend a lot of … Read More