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Lizzie Smiley
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Faith Blogger + Reclaimed Wood Sign Maker
Faith Blogger + Reclaimed Wood Sign Maker

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Do you ever find yourself going along in your adult life-- loving your spouse, raising children, working to keep a household going-- and then all of a sudden God reminds you of the little girl still living deep down inside of you? This happens to me so regularly I’m awestruck. My exterior may be a tough mama bear, but at my core-- I’m still that vulnerable trio of wide-eyed wonder, fierce passion, and a touch of sugar and spice and everything nice.

I’m still a hopeless romantic.
I still dream of horses and castles.
And I still, very much, need my daddy’s love.

This past Valentine’s Day is a day I will never forget. My parents invited the whole family to go on a date altogether (how cute it that?) and they gave us each a sweet little gift and card.

Fun Fact: What you need to know about my parents is that they have division of labor down to an art form—for example, Mom cooks dinner, but Dad does the dishes, and Mom shops for gifts, but Dad shops for cards.
I expected no less as I lifted open the envelope to my Valentine’s Day card, noting Dad’s familiar penmanship on the front. I expected the usual: a giggle and a smile.
What I proceeded to read on that bright and glittery cardstock were words that changed me forever.

Keep Reading: http://www.createapeacefulhome.com/christian-living/3-things-every-little-girl-needs-daddy-believe/
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Get yourself a cup of tea, your coziest blanket, and curl up with your bible. This is your quiet time with your Heavenly Father and He can't wait to meet you there.

See the playlist: http://www.createapeacefulhome.com/christian-living/soothing-instrumental-hymns-playlist/

#quiettime #worship #Sunday #bible #hymns
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"If you want to change the world, go home and love your family." -Mother Teresa

This reclaimed wood piece will bring warmth and comfort to any home with it's timeless, inspirational message. Check out our coastal style version also: http://ow.ly/KAo6309i03p

Pictured Sign Details: http://www.createapeacefulhome.com/if-you-want-to-change-the-world-go-home-and-love-your-family/
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For all you ladies who either had a stepmom or are one yourself--- I wonder if you can relate?

There has been no more complicated or unnatural role in my whole life than being a stepmom. Don’t get me wrong– I actually have the two most wonderful stepdaughters anyone could DREAM of. They are smart, kind, respectful, awesome young women– and I’ve had the privilege of being in their lives since they were just 2 and 4. No, they are no trouble at all. If ever there’s a problem or sticky place in our home life– it’s because of me. After more than a decade as a blended family, I still don’t know how to “step-mother” well. And I constantly wonder if it’s just me?

How does a woman, designed at her core to mother, take a backseat without a desperate inner struggle?

How does a family with young children truly bond and develop deep ties when they only see each other like a part-time family?

How do parents raise up children in the way they should go… every other weekend?

Read More: http://www.createapeacefulhome.com/uncategorized/when-a-step-mom-becomes-mommy/
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A reclaimed wood statement piece for your master retreat: I have found the one whom my soul loves. -Song of Solomon 1:4

See product details:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/494369966/i-have-found-the-one-whom-my-soul-loves
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Sometimes in the heat of the battle, it’s hard to remember that God has a plan for good. When our circumstances hurt (especially when they hurt for YEARS)--- we can find ourselves asking, “Where is God in all of this??” Unfortunately, some of our modern day teachings in the church can perpetuate confusion and disappointment in God. And frankly, our instant gratification culture doesn’t help.

I had to learn a tough lesson as my husband and I spent over four years in a marital and financial firestorm: Sometimes God doesn’t rescue us, provide for us, heal us, or speak to us in the way OR the time-frame we think we need Him to. And that is His right. Sometimes He lets us lose things and sometimes He allows our suffering. But He’s ALWAYS working on something bigger than we realize.

Read More: http://www.createapeacefulhome.com/uncategorized/think-eternal/
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