Hope Runs: The Power of Letting Our Stories Shine

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Guest post by Claire Diaz-Ortiz I never meant to share this story. Of course, I never meant to live this story at all. It started on a trip unlike the others. A trip around a small-big-tiny world with a twenty-something best friend in tow. A year-long trip through nineteen countries, and hundreds of books and one pair of running shoes that took me to the finish line of a Spanish marathon and to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest. A trip that ended in a country where […]

Can a Cavity Be Healed With Nutrition?

Can a cavitiy be healed with nutrition?

I’ve probably had 15-20 cavities filled in my 32 years. Up until a few years ago, I always thought that cavities were just an annoying thing that happened, and there wasn’t a whole lot we could do to avoid getting at least a few. Lower your sugar intake, brush and floss well, and you’ll get less, right? When they do happen, simply get it drilled, and if you’re health conscious you can choose the white fillings over the silvery ones containing mercury. End of story. […]

Homeschooling: You Can Do It Too

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*This giveaway has ended. Winners to be announced shortly.* This summer I was a part of an ebook project that I wish I could have read when I first began homeschooling. “You can do it too: 25 homeschool families share their stories” is the brainchild of Lorilee Lippincott, who blogs at Loving Simple Living. Along with her family’s journey to minimalism and simplicity in their lives, she is also passionate about encouraging families that homeschooling isn’t as daunting as it might seem. Knowing just how different […]

How to Be a Good Steward of Your Story

Guest Post by Janna Antenorcruz Did you know it’s possible to be a good steward of your life story? Your life is an amazing love story of a Father’s pursuit of His precious daughter. He formed you in your mother’s womb, He created new life within you, and some day He will receive you into His bosom. Your Father has relentlessly pursued you, protected you, and lavished His love upon you. This is my Father reading his homemade Father’s Day note from me. Experiencing God’s […]

From the Wedding to Wise Stewardship- A Frugality Story Continued

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As many of you guessed in the first installment, From Innocence to Irresponsibility, this story has a happy ending. Allow me to continue it… ******* It was a humbling thing, to be engaged to a man who had no debt and actually saved up cash to make major purchases, while she was sitting nearly $30,000 in debt. And as the wedding plans progressed, she realized that she needed to make some major changes and fast, especially since this incredible man was willing (even eager!) to […]

From Innocence to Irresponsibility-A Frugality Story

Once upon a time there was a little girl who couldn’t understand why her clothes were bought at Value Village and Walmart, and why Santa didn’t bring the right brand name items on her Christmas list. She hurriedly rushed out to spend every cent of her meager allowance on the cheap thrills of a 12 year old- comics, make-up, earrings and the like. She believed that having an income of her own was her ticket to financial fulfillment. And so, at the age of 12 […]