Riveting Reads: September and October 2016

I hope you enjoy these inspiring, insightful, and thought-provoking posts that I have read from other bloggers during the last two months. Rebekah at Ready to be Offered discusses what can happen when children slow you down. Like her, I love to get things done so I can cross them off of my list … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

I occasionally find myself putting off some task that I really need to accomplish. Often the task relates to housecleaning, though sometimes it relates to budgeting, yard work, or home maintenance. I’m a little embarrassed to say that sometimes days, weeks, or even months will pass before I finally … [Read more...]

Dare to Prepare: What to Do in An Active Shooter Situation

It seems that every time you turn on the news you are met with word of a violent attack that resulted in multiple casualties. These attacks take many forms, but frequently they are mass shootings. When I think about disasters, this isn’t what initially comes to mind. I typically think of … [Read more...]

I’m Done Pretending I Have It All Together

I had some friends over a couple of weeks ago and, much to my embarrassment, I noticed halfway through our lunch that I had not served them anything to drink. I had a drink in front of me and my oldest daughter had one in front of her (I’d poured both earlier in the day), but I simply forgot to … [Read more...]

Book Review: Under Our Skin

You’d have to be living with your head buried in the sand to be unaware of the racial tensions that Americans face today. In an attempt to deepen my understanding of these tensions, I recently read Under Our Skin, a book written by an NFL player and commentator on social media named Benjamin … [Read more...]

Riveting Reads: July and August 2016

I invite you to sit back and enjoy reading some inspiring, insightful, and thought-provoking posts that I have read from other bloggers during the last two months. Riveting reads from July and August 2016 Debbie at Blogger Loves the King shares about learning to be content in God’s calling. She … [Read more...]

5 Morning Activities That Lead to Productive Days

I don’t know how things work in your house, but my family has found that the morning tends to set the tone for the rest of the day. This is why it is so critical for us to be intentional about engaging in morning activities that help us have productive days. Here are five of those … [Read more...]

12 Unsung Posts on Of The Hearth

As a blogger, I’m often surprised at which of my posts are popular and which aren’t. I’ll write some that I think are ho-hum, but you’ll comment on them and share them all over social media. On the other hand, I’ll write some that I think are really interesting and beneficial, but only one or two of … [Read more...]

Another Blessing Has Arrived!

Though I still have posts publishing regularly, Of The Hearth’s social media pages have been pretty quiet this past week because I’ve been a little busy with this precious one: We welcomed our second daughter, Nitara Irene, on June 24th. Nitara means “deeply rooted” and Irene means “peace.” … [Read more...]

Riveting Reads: May and June 2016

I am going to take a break again today from my customary posts to share with you some inspiring, insightful, and thought-provoking posts that I have read from other bloggers during the last two months. I hope you appreciate these as much as I have. Riveting reads from May and June … [Read more...]