I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 14 years and we have 3 boys, ages 10, 7 and 5. I am passionate about saving money, homeschooling and politics.

The Habit of Giving Thanks

 Posted by on November 19, 2014  4 Responses »
Nov 192014

Anyone who has ever opened the pages of a Bible knows that God wants us to be thankful in all circumstances. The Bible is full of references that instruct us to be thankful. One of the more popular verses that comes to mind is from Philippians.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4:6


So, we know we are supposed to be thankful, but how do we show gratitude? I want to share with you the example that Jesus gives us about how to show our gratitude.  Jesus made a habit of expressing His gratitude and we should follow His example in our lives. Continue reading »

Mar 202014

The Book of Job is a book many people turn to in times of suffering.  It is a great lesson from God about trusting Him, even when we don’t understand our circumstances.  Job teaches us that God does not need our understanding and He does not owe us any explanation for His actions.  We learn to put our trust in God and allow Him to work in our lives, regardless of our understanding of our circumstances.

A Lesson in Friendship from the Book of Job www.habitsforahappyhome.com Studying Job recently I thought I would be reminded of God’s power and control, but God has shown me more through the trials and suffering of Job…

A little background… Job was a righteous man.  He had a wife, many sons and daughters, servants, and large herds of livestock.  God had blessed him with much because of his faithfulness and righteousness.  To prove to Satan that a righteous man would still be faithful in any circumstance, God allowed Satan to test Job.  During this test, Job loses everything and becomes very ill with boils and sores; he is about as low as man can get on this earth.

In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong. 

Job 1:22

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Freezer Meals for Your Slow Cooker

 Posted by on February 25, 2014  5 Responses »
Feb 252014

Slow Cooker Freezer Meals www.habitsforahappyhome.comThis time last year I made it my goal to cook dinner for my family more often. You can read about it here. I was living up to my promise to my family until my son was hospitalized and our lives got busy with doctors’ appointments and tests. I knew I needed to get back to providing home cooked dinners, so I decided finally to try some of the freezer meals I see posted online.

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The Habit of Daily Bible Enrichment

 Posted by on January 7, 2014  No Responses »
Jan 072014

We always feel closer to God when we are in the Word on a daily basis.  So, why do we struggle to finish reading plans or complete daily scheduled devotionals at times?  I have learned a few things over the years that have helped me to be more successful when it comes to daily Bible commitments.  I hope these tips will encourage you  in your daily Bible commitments. 015

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.  For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.  Joshua 1:8


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Banana Cranberry Salad Recipe

 Posted by on December 10, 2013  1 Response »
Dec 102013

December seems to be the month of get-togethers.  Whether it is a large crowd or a small gathering, I always seem to be busy making food for friends and family.  This particular dish is one of my favorites to make (and eat) for Christmas gatherings.  It is quick and easy and you can make it ahead of time!  It comes from a cookbook that my mom made for me several years ago; it is filled with recipes that have been passed down in my family.

 Banana Cranberry Salad

This recipe comes from my great-grandmother and has been our alternative to plain ‘ole cranberry sauce for many years.  Continue reading »