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...]

Summer 2016 Preview

Summer is officially underway. This means that life is about to become a flurry of activity for many of us! What will occupy your time? A family vacation or staycation? Completing projects in the yard? Going camping? Attending a family reunion? We’ll be busy with a number of things, the most … [Read more...]

Flag Code Primer for U.S. Households

My daughter and I go for a walk through our neighborhood almost every day. There are many things I love about our neighborhood, including the way many of our neighbors show their pride in our country and their support of our troops by flying the U.S. flag. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that many of my … [Read more...]

4 Things Christians Should Stop Posting on Social Media (Part 2)

Last week I posed this question: If all that non-Christians know of Christianity is what they see from Christians on social media, then what is their understanding of our faith? We then looked at the first of four types of posts that I think Christians should avoid posting on social media. … [Read more...]