How Humor Benefits Your Marriage

It feels so good to laugh, especially when you’re having a long week or facing a difficult season. Of course, laughter does a lot more than just elevate your mood. Researchers have found that it provides a number of health benefits, including improved immune function, pain relief, and stress … [Read more...]

The 10 Best Recipes on Of The Hearth

When it comes to recipes and food, “best” is very subjective. You and I have different taste preferences, which is why the most popular recipes here on Of The Hearth aren’t necessarily my personal favorites. In fact, many of my favorite recipes—those that I think are the best—are relatively … [Read more...]

Gifts for the Newlyweds Who Don’t Need Much

Today’s post is from AnneMarie, a guest contributor from Sacrifice of Love. As summer begins each year, my refrigerator typically begins to showcase at least one or two wedding invitations. Each wedding brings a lot of excitement, fun, and anticipation…and gift-giving. I like giving and … [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...]

Christmas in July: Christmas Crafts for Craft-Challenged Folks

Have you ever noticed that craft stores often begin putting out Christmas stuff during the summer months? In this setting, this isn’t necessarily an example of “Christmas creep” or an attempt to boost early Christmas sales. It serves a practical function. If you’re going to complete crafts in time … [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...]

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...]

Road Tripping with a Toddler: Tips for an Enjoyable Ride

The only thing more intimidating than taking a road trip with an infant is taking one with a toddler. Fortunately, as is the case when road tripping with a baby, a little planning and creativity can help things go smoothly and enjoyably. Please note that this post contains some affiliate … [Read more...]

4 Things Christians Should Stop Posting on Social Media (Part 1)

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? I’ve been pondering this recently because I’m often shocked at the things I see Christians posting on their social media pages. There are some … [Read more...]