Wedding Card Craft

I never would have guessed how many cards couples get when they get married until I was sitting at my kitchen table with my new husband, ripping open hundreds of envelopes! Obviously, we read all of the cards, took all of the money out of the cards, and decided how to spend it wisely (the most exciting part). But then what? Throwing all of those kind words into the garbage feels a little wrong, doesn’t it?  Continue reading

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Our Move to Long Island

I haven’t been blogging for quite a while because things have been crazy!

Mr. Rockefeller graduated from the academy on August 25th. Since then, he’s been doing his dream job in our area, but we knew that a move was inevitable. We loved being near both of our families and we didn’t want to move, but we want to follow God’s plan for our lives, so we decided to take the move on with a positive attitude. Mr. Rockefeller has to work wherever there are openings, which means Long Island for a couple of years.

We didn’t know where or when we would be moving for sure until the beginning of November and it turned out that we needed to be moved to Long Island by November 30th! Actually, we’ve been living here for a week and there’s a small possibility that we could get a different location on December 20th and have to move again! (We’d love a location closer to home, but another move would be crazy all over again.) Continue reading

Talk with kids

I don’t have children, but I see kids almost every day. I get to look into parenting from the outside, which allows me to see things differently from how the parents see them. I’ve realized that something parents forget to do is talk to their kids.

Parents have a million and one things on their plates. Even parents who truly prioritize their children sometimes forget to just sit and talk to and listen to their kids.  Continue reading

Slander and Gossip

I’ve been listening to Chip Ingram’s sermons lately. They’re awesome! (I highly recommend downloading the Chip Ingram app.)

The other day, I heard a sermon on slandering and gossiping about people. Chip said that you slander someone any time you talk about him and the person you’re talking to thinks less of him after your conversation than before it.  Continue reading

What To Do When Your Realize Life Will End

I’m sure that you’ve heard about all of the heartbreaking natural disasters occurring lately.

I hope that they don’t make you ask where God is. Because He’s here and He’s working. He doesn’t want to see us suffer. He doesn’t want bad things to happen (which happen because humans are sinners- see this post for more on that), but He’s using the tragedies to teach lessons and to turn hearts toward him.

I hope that you are realizing your mortality and that tomorrow is not promised.

I hope that you see that you can’t endure the hardships of this world without God. Continue reading

Grace is for Everyone

I’ve been struggling for a while with my attitude toward certain people. I haven’t felt like helping people who aren’t trying to get out of their situations on their own. Which was probably a result of the work that I do as a home visitor, but it also made my job more difficult. I wasn’t putting all of my effort in for my clients when I didn’t feel like they were thankful and they weren’t helping themselves.  Continue reading

7 Relationship Mistakes to Avoid

I work with people, so naturally, I hear a lot about relationships. I hear about relationships in all aspects of my life, really. So, I’ve made a list of some things to avoid in relationships based on what I’ve seen in the people around me (it’s always easier to see problems and solutions in someone else’s life!)

So, here we go. Here are some mistakes to avoid making in your romantic relationships. Continue reading