Are Your Devotionals Actually Distracting You From God?

Jesus CallingMy Utmost For His Highest. Anything by Beth Moore. They’re devotionals that almost all of us have at least one copy of on our night stand, in our book case, or somewhere on our Kindle. Devotional books are meant to encourage you and help you grow deeper in God’s Word. They’re wonderful; they really are. But I see so many women who dive into their devotional books first thing every morning, soaking up every word, but rarely open their Bible. Is that what God is calling us to? I don’t believe so; I believe He has so much more for us! Are your devotionals actually distracting you from God? To find out, here are some questions to ask yourself.

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The Perfect Way To Make Your Spouse Feel Appreciated Every Day

Caleb and I have been married for a little over 6 months. Time has flown by and it has been an absolutely wonderful adventure. Time and again, I’ve heard people say that marriage is hard, and I disagree. But one thing that I do think is difficult is remembering to tell your spouse how much you appreciate them. Sure, they know you love them, and that’s a vital part of marriage. But do they know how much you like them? How great you think they are? How much you appreciate them? Maybe not, and it can be easy to forget to tell them, especially in the midst of a busy season. But after much thought, I’ve come up with the perfect way to make your spouse feel appreciated every day.

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6 Quick, Amazing, and Healthy Breakfast Recipes To Try Right Now

Y’all, I lovelovelove breakfast. Well really, I love food, but breakfast is pretty high on the list of all foods. I’m obsessed with a good breakfast of eggs, bacon, and hash browns, but that’s just not possible most mornings. When I was teaching, I wanted to just be able to grab my breakfast without having to stand at the stove for 15 minutes, but I also wanted it to be healthy. So off to Pinterest I went, and I found some pretty amazing recipes that I could make the day before and enjoy the next morning! All of these are tried and approved by yours truly, and I promise you won’t regret making them! Here are 6 quick, amazing, and healthy breakfast recipes to try right now! 🙂

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A Heart Like King David: Righteous and True

There are so many admirable men and women in the Bible to look up to and take our lead from. Noah, Moses, David, Esther, Job, Mary, Peter, Paul, Timothy … they all set the stage for those that would follow after them. Their ways were righteous and their hearts were true. There is so much we can learn from each of them, but today I want to take a look at David. His story is so complex, so riveting, but what I love most is his heart. Oh, how beautiful it would be to have a heart like King David.

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6 Simple Ways To Earn Extra Money Online (That AREN’T Blogging!)

Everybody wants to make more money these days, amirite? I totally get it, and I’m in the same boat with you! We just bought our first house and found out we’re pregnant, so we definitely understand being a little tight financially! 😉 There’s soooo much information on the Internet these days about making extra money, and a lot of that centers around blogging. That’s great, but most of us aren’t going to make a six-figure income off our blogs (let’s just be real). But, never fear! There are other ways! Today, I’ve got 6 simple ways to earn extra money online!

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5 Essential Tips For First-Time Homebuyers

As of August 31st, Caleb and I are officially homeowners! Yay! We love our new house! As with any new house, there are some things that we want to change, but it is such a good fit for us and we are excited to live here for many years to come. Overall, our home-buying process went smoothly, which we are very thankful for. Today, I want to share with you 5 essential tips for first-time homebuyers! I hope these tips help your home-buying process to go as smoothly as ours did! 🙂

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Back From Break + 2 Announcements!

Hi friends! After a couple of weeks of absence here at Small Town Soul, I am BACK! I didn’t expect to take a blogging break, but lo and behold, it happened! Read on to find out why. During my break, I also planned out a few changes for the blog, so come find out what’s going to be happening from now on. I’m back from break and ready to share 2 big, awesome, exciting announcements with you!

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DIY Wednesday: String Art

About a month ago, I introduced DIY Wednesday with a post about transforming a boring old dresser into a fabulous entertainment center. It was a big hit, so here I am again this month, with DIY Wednesday: String Art! I got into string art a few years ago (thanks to Pinterest), but I was not successful in the least! Now, it’s one of my favorite crafts to do and I love the way it turns out! Keep reading to see how I do it and why I love it! 🙂

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