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Unexpected Paths

Unexpected Paths

Four years ago today, we said goodbye to our Nashville home for what we thought was a 1-month trip to Haiti …

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Lent Goals

Lent Goals

Y'all. Lent could not come at better time! Ok - not that there's a choice on when it comes around, but I NEED LENT right now in the worst way. It has been a season of busyness, heavy emotions, and stress. I have found myself praying "God help me!" more than ever. And...

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BIG BIG Feelings

BIG BIG Feelings

If Oprah makes you cry, or you laugh a little a little louder, sink a little lower, pray a little harder, get stomach-turning anxious a little more, or get giddy over the smallest things … this is for you!

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Easiest Breakfast Ever (Overnight Oats)

Easiest Breakfast Ever (Overnight Oats)

I'm pretty into the whole healthy-eating thing; I have been for a long time now. But truthfully, the oatmeal-for-breakfast trend is one that I never could get on board with. I do NOT like oatmeal. Granola? Yes please. Oat bread? Eh, ok. Oatmeal? I think I'll just skip...

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You never know what encouraging your kids can do!

Parents, I'm going to share a little secret with you ... our kids have BIG dreams! When you take the time to hear them - really HEAR them - and listen to their thoughts, ideas, and hopes amazing things can happen. Opening the door to communication by looking them in...

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Why I Started River + Loaves

Why I Started River + Loaves

I have always had a love of beautiful things. My mom will tell you the story of being a tiny girl placed on the floor of the babysitter's house, only to lift my hands and cry out "ew dirt!" in horror. I like my surroundings to be beautiful, and clean. My grandmother...

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Budget Friendly Skincare for the Eco-conscious Woman

Budget Friendly Skincare for the Eco-conscious Woman

I love, love, love things that make me feel beautiful. It is a weakness of mine. But, after transitioning to a life where we live on far, far less than we did in our "normal" life, I found myself in the quandary of finding great skincare products for a fraction of the...

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Daily Detox

Daily Detox

When I used to hear the word "detox" I always pictured rehab or a hospital. I never considered the need for it on a regular basis. Four years into an autoimmune disorder plus a four-month stay in the US to get healthy again, and I now think of detox in a whole new way...

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38 thoughts upon turning 38 – Part 1

38 thoughts upon turning 38 – Part 1

I just turned 38 and had a pretty rough year last year. It took that difficult time to help me realize some things that I really needed to start doing or start eliminating from my life. While it is not exactly some enchanted great wisdom that will change lives for the...

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Politics aside …

Politics aside …

I think I picked a pretty awful time to need to get well in America, y'all. I mean, election season will make a person sick all over again amIright? Everyone has their candidate and is uber-loyal to that one in particular. There's some serious passion going on in this...

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