Tips to Cut Facebook Time

Tips to Cut Facebook Time via OrdinaryHomemaker.com

It all started a few weeks ago when I mistakenly posted a humorous article about car seat safety.  After that, I started thinking about the time I waste on sites like Facebook. Just the other day I read this news article that talks about how "Facebook addiction" can show up in the brain. Ummm...that's not cool! A few of you (my awesome readers!) shared suggestions of how to cut back on Facebook (or Pinterest, or Twitter, or whatever addiction you may have :).  Helpful Tips - Don't save your login information.  Typing in your password every time requires you to be deliberate, and ... [ Read More ]

5 Favorite Main Dish Pinterest Recipes

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Pinterest is a very handy little site (If you haven't already, you can follow me on Pinterest!) While I tend to waste time on Facebook, for some reason, Pinterest has proved to be useful, but not addicting for me. If you want a new recipe, you can find a million of them. However, it can be hard to find the ones you actually want to make. I like to find recipes that a) taste delicious b) my husband likes c) are relatively quick and easy d) don't require tons of special ingredients e) are fairly healthy So basically, I'm kind of picky when it comes to finding an ideal ... [ Read More ]

Jesus, Continued . . . [Book Review]

I recently received a free copy of Jesus, Continued . . .   by J.D. Greear in exchange for an honest review. I was excited about this book, because I recently read Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart which I really enjoyed! Unfortunately, I wasn't quite as thrilled with this book. The subtitle is "Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better than the Jesus Beside You," and the book deals with the Holy Spirit. The book is divided into three major sections: PART ONE: The Missing Spirit PART TWO: Experiencing the Holy Spirit PART THREE: Seeking the Holy Spirit A Few Good Points: I liked how ... [ Read More ]

Books Worth Buying

Books Worth Buying

I love reading. I also love saving money. Because of that, I'm a big fan of the library. Why buy a book when you can read it for free? However, some books are worth owning. In addition, many Christian living books aren't available at the library. So, here's a list of ten of my favorite Christian living books! (The order these are listed in is not significant, by the way). 1. Instruments in the Redeemer's Hands People in Need of Change Helping People in Need of Change by Paul David Tripp This is an excellent book on ministry, and how God uses us as tools of change in the lives of ... [ Read More ]

The Habit of Writing Thank You Notes

Habit of Writing Thank You Notes

Last year, Jacob and I went to dinner with one of our friends, Nathan. The following week, we received a nice thank you note from him. This surprised me, because the meal was dutch treat, and there was really no  reason that he needed to thank us.  For crying out loud, I've given wedding presents and baby shower gifts to people that never sent a thank you note! And here is a single bachelor writing a thank you note just for eating dinner with him? I was impressed. I mentioned this to my husband, who told me that he knows Nathan tries to write one thank you note each week to ... [ Read More ]

Our New Apartment – Part 2

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Ok, it's time for pictures of the rest of my apartment! These pictures don't have the best lighting. Sorry about that. But I'm trying to use my time more wisely, so I'm not going to bother with taking them all over again. :) First off, if you missed PART 1 of the apartment pictures, check that out first! Space! Just look at all the glorious space! We finally have room to hang the big mirror we got on Freecycle! A couch! We have room for an actual, comfy, real, couch! Yes, maybe it was a cheap couch, but so far so good! In case you're curious, we happen to be ... [ Read More ]