Making Generosity Part of Your Family Story

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One of the most powerful benefits of social media is being able to share news and needs with others in our lives. It’s amazing to see so many rally around a specific need almost immediately after it hits Facebook or Twitter. While this can be overwhelming since we’re now privy to needs we wouldn’t normally […]

Gratitude of Giving


Every year since we’ve had a child, I’ve sent out Christmas cards. This year it just may not happen. I knew in the fall when my friends were talking about their family photo shoots that I was already behind. I hadn’t scheduled a photography session, and even if I had,  there were no coordinated outfits […]

Mocha Club Purpose Project: Linking Arms in Education


As we’ve slowed down for the summer, packing up school supplies and paperwork from a successful year of Kindergarten, I’ve been so moved by how blessed we are in this country to have the educational opportunities we have. Whether our children are homeschooled, attend public or private school, we are blessed. Blessed with freedoms, resources […]

What Makes You Happy?

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  She called and left a message. We hadn’t talked in years, so she didn’t even know about my third child. To get a hold of me she had to track down my husband and ask for my number. Then a couple of days later she called again and this time I was able to […]

Moving Our Kids Beyond ‘Me First’

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My great grandfather used to say that we spend the first two years of children’s lives serving them and the rest of their lives encouraging them to serve others.  We give them everything during the first several months of their lives and then spend what feels like eternity, or at least for me lately, teaching […]

When There’s Nothing Left to Give

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Source: via Adriel on Pinterest   You may recognize this quote by Anne Frank. My husband and I can testify to this truth when it comes to our finances. We’ve always given to others through tithes and offerings and missionary support. And even when it seems we’ve had little to give, we’ve always had […]