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Topic: Homefront


6 Ideas for Decorating Your Home for the Holidays

Posted on 17-Nov-14 14:50 by a Guest Blogger
Topics: Homefront

During this season, make moments in your home and holidays about Him--something worth remembering.

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Are You a Control Freak at Home?

Posted on 08-Sep-14 16:24 by Jenna Fleming
Topics: Homefront

Sometimes I wonder if I am really cut out to "manage" a home. I mean, like really have it together--not perfect by any means, but together. Orderly and peaceful.

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Creative Beauty

Posted on 06-Jan-14 11:46 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Homefront

Beautifying our homes conveys some of the more creative qualities of the God we serve. If we want homes that display His glory by reflecting His character, then it helps to become students of beauty and creativity.

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Does Your Home Show God To Those Around You?

Posted on 18-Jul-13 17:35 by Jani Ortlund | Twitter: @JaniOrtlund
Topics: Homefront

Each home has its own distinct atmosphere. What does yours feel like? Jani Ortlund encourages you to build an environment where God's love and care will be real to all who live there.

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Building a Palace for the Soul

Posted on 20-Jun-13 12:06 by Jani Ortlund | Twitter: @JaniOrtlund
Topics: Homefront

When Proverbs tells us "the wise woman builds her home," it obviously doesn't mean we must get hammer and nails and actually construct it, though I do have friends who have been tempted to help the construction workers move at a more timely pace! A godly home is built with relationships.

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A Tour of My Home

Posted on 18-May-11 15:08 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Homefront, Relationship with God

I try to keep my heart fixed on Christ, and one practical way I do that is by using visual reminders. In fact, I’d love to take you on a tour of my home. In lieu of a YouTube video, please join me on a “blog post tour” and use your imagination as you “drop by” for a visit!

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Simplify: Don’t Overlook Your Soul!

Posted on 23-Dec-10 17:05 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront, Workfront

"I know of no greater simplifier for all of life."

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Simplify: How to Make It a Daily Habit

Posted on 23-Dec-10 16:57 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront, Workfront

My friend, Andrea Salzman, is a whiz when it comes to eliminating clutter. In fact, she’s come up with a way to make de-cluttering a daily lifestyle rather than an all-day de-cluttering binge.

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Simplify: The Crush of Stuff

Posted on 23-Dec-10 16:53 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront, Workfront

Does anyone else out there feel the crush of stuff? Maybe it’s overflowing dressers, hampers, and closets; a towering pile of bills stacked precariously on your counter; or just a general sense that if you don’t maintain control at all moments, your whole world could come crashing down.  

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Saying Goodbye

Posted on 02-Aug-10 13:25 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront

When everything in my feminine heart yearns to be deeply rooted and secure . . . I can be. Not in my cute home on the corner, but in Him—in the One who gives me life, the One who is my life.

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When All Else Fails . . . Throw Flour

Posted on 13-Apr-10 17:12 by Erin Davis | Twitter: @ErinGraffiti
Topics: Homefront, With Your Kids

I’d been having a really bad day. You know, the kind of day where everything that possibly can go wrong, does. My toddler had thrown one too many fits, my baby needed a little too much of my attention, lunch was burning on the stove, and my house looked like a toy bomb had gone off . . .

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Cherish Grace

Posted on 01-Apr-10 14:20 by Carolyn McCulley | Twitter: @CarolynMcculley
Topics: Homefront, Relationship with God

It's easy to cast ourselves among the few who, like Mary Magdalene, were truly appalled by the cross, isn't it? But C.J. Mahaney makes a compelling case otherwise.

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Healthy (Yummy) Snack Ideas

Posted on 17-Mar-10 09:26 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront

I have a problem. I like to snack. No . . . I think I need to snack. I think it all started when I was a teen. Lovely summer afternoons were spent on my bed with a couple fiction books and a two-pound bag of Wildberry Skittles . . .

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Work . . . A blessing?

Posted on 11-Jan-10 15:27 by Mindy Kroesche
Topics: Homefront

In the movie Return to Me (one of my favorites), a main character is asked by his granddaughter if he needs some help with cleaning up. His response, "No, no. I've been blessed with work." I don't know about you, but I don't always feel that way . . .

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Paper Stars

Posted on 21-Dec-09 15:25 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Homefront

Have you ever noticed that it’s the simplest, most unassuming things that often have the most worth and value?  It’s the things that seem on the surface, so very ordinary, that are often the most profound.

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Recovering the Wonder

Posted on 21-Dec-09 16:20 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Homefront, Relationship with God

If your passion for God has grown cold, consider refueling your fire this way . . .

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Light in the Darkness

Posted on 21-Dec-09 16:08 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Homefront, With Your Kids

The miscarriage came in the early morning hours the day after the doctor’s visit. A womb emptied its treasure far too early, a daughter delved into pain deeper than she’s ever known, and questions fill the empty spaces.

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"Good Tidings" for Fearful Days

Posted on 30-Nov-09 14:11 by Dawn Wilson | Twitter: @HeartChoices
Topics: Homefront, Relationship with God

It's easy to be afraid today, hearing news reports of wars and bombings, listening to dire financial predictions, and seeing corruption all around us. But God does not want His children to struggle with fear. His message throughout Scripture is “fear not.”

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Joy to the World!

Posted on 09-Dec-09 10:04 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Impacting your world, Homefront

While the progressive instrumental version of "Joy to the World" blasted overhead, I observed grumbling store clerks, worn out children screaming with gusto, couples arguing, and pushy shoppers shoving. No, it was not Black Friday; this was just a typical shopping day during the holiday season. "Joy to the World" was lost in the Christmas crush. Out of desperation to bring Christ into the picture, a few years ago I started my own shopping tradition.

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Christmas shopping? Skip the squid soap.

Posted on 30-Nov-09 13:53 by Dawn Wilson | Twitter: @HeartChoices
Topics: Homefront, Relationship with God

Regardless of when you decide to shop for Christmas, don't go out unless you're armed with at least three things.

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Mary and Elizabeth--Two True Women

Posted on 30-Nov-09 14:40 by Mindy Kroesche
Topics: Womanhood, Homefront

Amidst the busyness of Christmas, I want to pause and reflect more deeply upon the Christmas story. And this year God has brought to mind two women who played a major role—two women who I think are true examples of biblical womanhood.

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From Holi-Dazed to Holy Day

Posted on 30-Nov-09 14:26 by Dawn Wilson | Twitter: @HeartChoices
Topics: Homefront

A real turning point during the Christmas season came for me when I changed the word "holiday" into "holy-day." When I remember that Christmas is the day Jesus broke through the barrier that separates heaven and earth to create a bridge for us to have eternal life, it doesn't remove the busyness of the season, but it does restore perspective.

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Tis the Season . . . To Focus on Christ

Posted on 30-Nov-09 14:49 by Mindy Kroesche
Topics: Homefront, Relationships with Others

Each Christmas I struggle with how we can make this time more about celebrating Jesus than about presents, decorations, and all the rest of the trappings.

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One final mouth-watering recipe

Posted on 28-Jul-09 09:44 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront

The women loved them so much, they asked me to bring them the following week.

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Creating a Beautiful Table on a Budget

Posted on 27-Jul-09 15:46 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront

My friend and co-worker Rene is a wiz at working magic without spending lots of money doing it, and the following are just a few of her great ideas.

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Creative Beauty

Posted on 16-Jun-09 22:46 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Homefront

Beautifying our homes conveys some of the more creative qualities of the God we serve. If we want homes that display His glory by reflecting His character, then it helps to become students of beauty and creativity.

read more >

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Conversation 201

Posted on 23-Jul-09 09:33 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront, Impacting your world, Relationships with Others

Conversation is often an easy, pleasurable experience—with those you connect with—but when conversation doesn’t come naturally, are you prepared to work at it? 

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Conversation 101

Posted on 22-Jul-09 09:09 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront, Impacting your world, Relationships with Others

Your floors can be sparkling, the windows shining, the aromas wafting, but if you don’t know how to connect with your guest . . . well, it’s a flop! Here are a few simple do’s and dont’s I’ve learned along the way.

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Studying Housework

Posted on 06-Jul-09 14:18 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood, Homefront

Oakley concluded that women needed to be educated about how bitter and demeaning housework and caring for children really was, and to be convinced to reject this traditional woman’s role . . .

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Warm Fuzzies

Posted on 16-Jun-09 22:26 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Homefront

Just as Jesus' promise of preparing a home conveys loving care to us, so will our earthly "home preparation" communicate love to our families.

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Musings over Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Posted on 09-Jul-09 12:03 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront

As promised, your second recipe from the elegant Lodge . . . with commentary and pictures this time!

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More than a Ball of Yarn

Posted on 06-Jul-09 14:37 by Mary Kassian | Twitter: @MaryKassian
Topics: Womanhood, Homefront

What I saw stopped me dead in my tracks. The aisle had been transformed. From top to bottom, beginning to end, it was stocked full of colorful balls of yarn. I stood there gawking in amazement.

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Making Things a Little Easier

Posted on 01-Jul-09 15:38 by Mindy Kroesche
Topics: Homefront

Hospitality doesn't have to be hard! Here are six tips--along with one recipe--I've learned that have made things much easier.

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Is Hospitality an Option?

Posted on 01-Jul-09 15:10 by Mindy Kroesche
Topics: Homefront

Some women have a natural bent toward hospitality. Others don't. But that doesn't mean we should just leave it up to those who like to do it.

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Truly Devoted?

Posted on 16-Jun-09 22:21 by Kimberly Wagner | Twitter: @KimberlyWagner7
Topics: Homefront

Perhaps "domesticity" sounds to you like a dreary home economics term from the ‘50s. Sorry, that perspective is entirely too narrow.

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Recipes from The Lodge: Jane's Barbeque Beef

Posted on 02-Jul-09 11:28 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront

You probably already have your Fourth of July menu planned, but just in case you don’t—here’s a great recipe for a crowd.

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An intriguing survey (it's quick!)

Posted on 30-Jun-09 16:58 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront

I actually found it to be packed with intriguing questions that made me realize how much I still have to learn! (And by the way, do you think you could set up a household overseas?) 

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The church, hospitality, and an exciting giveaway

Posted on 29-Jun-09 14:19 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: Homefront, Relationships with Others

From meat and potatoes to strawberry lemonade . . . you won't want to miss this!

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What Does Your Home Communicate? (Day 8 of the True Woman Make-Over)

Posted on 16-Oct-08 14:41 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: 30-Day Makeover, Homefront

Through a repentant heart and a teachable, humble spirit, all of us can learn to acquire those skills and disciplines we need in order to be the women God wants us to be.

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A Godly Woman’s Work (Day 5 of the True Woman Make-Over)

Posted on 16-Oct-08 14:19 by Paula Hendricks | Twitter: @PaulaWrites678
Topics: 30-Day Makeover, Homefront

Your good works ought to first be done at home, ministering to the needs of your family. Then as God gives you time, opportunity, available resources—or in a different season of life—take those gifts and abilities and expand them.

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