The Day My Tank of Sufficiency Maxed Out

The Day My Tank of Sufficiency Maxed Out (and what I did about it). | IntentionalByGrace.com

The days have been full as we minister in a town that is 90% unchurched, manage our work at home lives, prepare for an upcoming road trip, and attempt to create memories as a family and in our marriage. As I drove to meet a friend for coffee a few days ago, I found myself praying for strength. I cried out to the Lord to help me because everything just seemed so hard. The burdens of this world Continue Reading

Family Game Night with a Three Year Old

Need some ideas for family game night? Here are 7 games you can play with a three year old!

We love family game night! Last year I shared our favorite games to play with a two year old. I wanted to do a follow up post and share our favorite games for three year olds with you today! If you need some family game night ideas, then you have to try one of these games. They are much loved in our house! 7 Games to Play with a Three Year Old at the Next Family Game Night UNO MOO Preschool Continue Reading

How I Use My Daily Planner to Help Me Menu Plan

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Homemaker’s Friend. All opinions are 100% mine. Every week (usually on Saturday or Sunday) I sit down and plan out my upcoming week. I've already shared with you how I do my weekly planning using my favorite daily planner, and today I want to expand a little on how I do my weekly menu planning. It's important to me that my family eat Continue Reading

Crockpot Ginger-Sweet Potato Chicken

Crockpot Ginger Sweet Potato Chicken | IntentionalByGrace.com

This post is by contributing writer, Jane. When my husband and I were still dating, we made a fun discovery: we both loved sweet potatoes! I mean, really loved them. We'd munch on sweet potato chips between classes, order sweet potato pancakes at Denny's, and make sweet potato casserole just for fun. I still squeal a bit when I find a new sweet potato recipe. I squeal again when I find Continue Reading

Menu Plan Monday – September 15th

Quick and easy meal ideas for an exhausting week.

Posting my menu plans here for all the world to see has truly been such a help in keeping me faithful to menu planning. I ride such a roller coaster when it comes to meal planning, but it's without a doubt one of the best things I do for my family. Our days go so much more smoothly when dinner is already planned. We are in an exhausting season of life right now. I'm not sure why it's so Continue Reading

Home Preschool Week in Review {God is Good & Letter A}

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We had another fun week of learning together. Here's what we did this week. For Bible time and character training, we use the Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum. Memory Verse: Psalm 34:8a Bible: Read and Learn Bible, pages 14-23, Creation of Adam and Eve and the Fall of Man This week of the Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum was so much fun. When I wrote the lesson plan, I couldn't wait to Continue Reading

Intentional Toddler Time {11.5 months}

A round up of intentional toddler time activities for an 11.5 month old.

I love watching tiny toddlers explore, learn, and discover the world. They are always learning, and one of my greatest joys is giving my son something new to explore. Pom poms were a huge hit with both boys! Timmy loved dumping and filling the containers over and over again. He also found a spoon in a drawer to use for stirring. A basket of counting bears and some Continue Reading

9 Ways to Show Hospitality {When Hospitality is Hard}

9 Ways to Show Hospitality {When Hospitality is Hard} | Do you struggle to show hospitality as a family? Try these ideas for serving others. | IntentionalByGrace.com

By contributing writer, Amy When I think of hospitality, I picture our dining room table packed with extra chairs, extra people, and extra-good food. I imagine kids running circles around the house while grown-ups drink coffee and laugh over funny stories. The thought makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But sometimes, that kind of hospitality doesn't come quite as easily as the picture Continue Reading

Menu Plan Monday – September 8th

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I do not like not having a menu plan. When life is chaotic, unpredictable, and full, the last thing I want to think about on the fly is dinner. Last week, I failed to make a menu plan and when things got crazy, ordering carry-out was my go to. Accept grace. Move on. This week I'm starting fresh, walking in new mercies, and making a plan for my family. Since our breakfast and lunch is Continue Reading

Home Preschool Week in Review {Letter Z & God’s Faithfulness}

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We had a great week of learning together. We learned all about God's faithfulness and the letter Z. For Bible time and character training, we use the Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum. Memory Verse: Psalm 36:5 Bible: The Jesus Storybook Bible, pages 38-47, A New Beginning {Noah's Ark} We read our story each day and practiced our memory verse. We talked about how we God always keeps His Continue Reading