Why Did God Save You?

Every moment of your life has been ordained by God to make up your mission and purpose here on earth. Why did God save you? | IntentionalByGrace.com

  What are you living for? Or a bigger question. Why did God save you? Do you know? How can the reality of God be seen in your everyday life? God calls, enables, empowers, and invites you to live on mission right where He has you. Right in your own home, marriage, church, community, and job. Living life on mission isn't a position or calling for someone else. It's your Continue Reading

Intentional Living Monthly Checklist for October

Get organized and be intentional with this monthly checklist from IntentionalByGrace.com!

Each month I share a monthly intentional living checklist to help you stay on track with meeting your goals and being intentional. I find these monthly checklists helpful in making sure I take care of important tasks around my home. I'm really looking forward to tackling this month's list. October Intentional Living Monthly Checklist Review your mission statement I’m a big proponent of Continue Reading

Choosing to Take Life By the Horns and Really Live

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I want to live. I mean really live. I want to take life by the horns and milk it for all it's worth. I want to see the world God created. I want to soak in the California sun. I want to feel the wind whipping through my hair in the capital of Illinois. I want to taste the syrup of New England. I want to swat flies in Africa. I want to experience the waterfalls of Australia. I want to get Continue Reading

Home Preschool Week in Review {Letter T & What is Gentleness?}

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What a fun week we had learning about gentleness, the letter T, Abraham, camping and tents, The United States of America, and best of all Chicago. It was a full week of home preschool and very little of it was planned time. Much of what we did this week was child-led and it was a whole lot of fun! I always like to make a plan with a general theme to work on throughout the week, but I rarely Continue Reading

31 Days of Living the Gospel At Home

31 days of learning to live intentionally in the home. What are you living for? Why did God save you? Why did God give you this family?

The mission of Intentional By Grace is to encourage and equip Christian women to be intentional in order to live for Him. I want to help you live out your calling while being fully reliant upon the grace of God. I want this for your family too! We don't live intentionally so we can be better people. We live intentionally so that we can bring glory to God! Therefore, I have decided to Continue Reading

Baked Chicken Pasta: Super Easy Freezer Meals

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By contributing writer, Victoria As we head into fall and the days become super busy, it's always a good thing to have the freezer loaded with some pre-made meals, or meal starters, to make dinner time prep quick and easy. When I became a mom, my freezer became my best friend! I'm a big fan of cooking once and eating several meals, which means that I like to double the recipe and freeze into Continue Reading

A Day in the Life with A Work-at-Home Mom Relying on Grace

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I'm often asked what a typical day looks like in my house. The true answer? Each day is different and no two days look the same. I think "typical days" are an illusion. As a work at home family, we try to stick to a regular routine, but rarely does that mean the days are "typical." It's life, right? However, the day after launching the Fruit of the Spirit Curriculum for Toddlers I decided to Continue Reading

How to Help a Grieving Friend {The Not So Helpful & the Helpful}

How to Help a Grieving Friend {The Helpful & the Not So Helpful} | IntentionalByGrace.com

Guest post by, Ami Sometimes I think tragedy is the catalyst that compels Christians to function as Jesus intended, that is, one body integrally entwined with petty differences cast aside. When the bottom falls out, believers realize a startling truth— we desperately need each other. It’s a paradox. Pain and sorrow can create a church that radiates Jesus’ stunning beauty. I’ve experienced Continue Reading

Menu Plan Monday – September 22nd

Quick and easy meal ideas for an exhausting week.

This is our last week at home before we leave on our month long road trip! I can't believe it's almost time to load up the whole family for a trek around our home country! I'll share more about our upcoming trip soon, but for now, here is our menu plan for the week. If you're wondering how I menu plan each week, check out this post. Menu Plan Monday Monday: Pan-Seared Lemon Rosemary Continue Reading

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