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Our 2017 Year-End Wrap-Up

Wow!  What a year 2017 has been!  There have been many high moments, a handful of sad moments and lots of memories mixed in there.  So here is our 2017 year-end wrap-up!

Our theme for this year has been Simplicity.  In our first blog of the year we stated our goals for the year would be to declutter our home allowing more time with our loved ones, reduce unnecessary stress especially for those things out of our control, and finally to create a plan for our time instead of hoping we accomplish our life and family goals.

As we are about to embark on 2018, we want to take a moment to reflect on those goals.  We have decluttered so many areas in our room...

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A Season of Giving from Gratitude

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were able to spend it with loved ones – whether family or friends.  I can’t believe that tomorrow will be December.  As we move into the time of giving, I want us to also remain in thankfulness and gratitude.

Our yearly theme last year was Gratitude.  I love seeing my Facebook memories in the morning which show what I was grateful for that specific day one year prior.  As I look back, I realize that only a few of those were material possessions.  I am thankful for my house, my car, my bed and some of my first world luxuries.  But, most of the gratitude lies within experiences and watching my family be happy.

As we move into the Christmas season, I want to hold on to that thought...

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Halftime Check-In

Wow, can you believe today marks the beginning of the second portion of the year?  It’s halftime so it’s a great time to check in on where you stand with your yearly goals and if needed come up with a plan to finish the year strong.

Our theme this year is Simplicity as you know.  Jake and I have simplified our schedules, our closets and our lives in general.  We still have a long way to go with getting rid of material possessions.  There are still a lot of closets and cabinets left to go through and don’t even get me started on the toys!!

But I think the past 6 months I’ve learned a lot.  I learned that I used busyness as an excuse not to work on me.  I believe I let my pride of wanting to feel important get in the way of looking at why I needed to feel that way...

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Be Intentional This Summer

Can you believe summer has arrived?  Jake and I experienced preschool graduation last week.  Wow!  It was cute and just a lot of fun.  Our daughter sang her little heart out.  I know this week there are a lot of other graduations which symbolize the end to the school year.  Now that summer is about to begin, we want to encourage you to be intentional about the time we have before school starts back.

Our family goes camping at least 2 if not 3 of the weekends each month of summer.  For me, it is a lot of work prepping for these trips.  I have to wash clothes and sheets, shop for food, and make sure we have everything we could possibly need.  But this year I have a different mindset about all of it.  This summer I want to be intentional with my kids.

When I look back over the few w...

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Cheers to Easter and Abundant Life!

Happy Easter week everyone!  We appreciate all who take the time to read our blog and follow our posts on social media.  This week really sums up what Kingdom Trailhead represents.  And it also hints to our theme this year of simplicity.  The meaning of Easter is about one major theme – Life.

Jesus came to give us abundant life.

Christianity has been around for nearly 2,000 years and there are seemingly endless volumes of information about Him.  We have beyond too much material about Jesus.  What we need is His life-giving presence.  In Romans we read that we are saved by the life of Jesus, that we reign in life because of Jesus and that this life gives us the freedom of being set free from sin and death.
During this week we will mourn the death of Jesus and celebrate the resurrec...

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