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Capture Your Journey Link Up

Top Three Posts From Last Week:

1. 4 Things I’ve Learned in 4 Months of Marriage

2. Day 8- Dream House

3. 7 Lessons I’ve Learned This Year

Since I already did an interview with Anya I decided that Miss Olivia needed one as well :)

Now it’s your turn! Link up below with your own capture your journey post or link up with a post on marriage, family, parenting, worship, homeschooling, giveaways, modesty, etc. Anything that will encourage and build up our community.

A Few Rules:

1. Link up with your post and not your homepage URL

2. Feel free to link up more then one post

3. Grab a button and place it on your blog so others can join in! This is not required, but I would love it if you shared.

4. Please DO NOT link up linky parties they will be deleted! If you host a link up party please go {here} and link it up instead.

5. By linking up you give Joy Dare Blog permission to feature you utilizing a photo and link back to your site.

6. The views expressed by others on this link-up do not necessarily represent the views of Joy Dare Blog- we are not responsible for other blogs or their content. Inappropriate content will be removed without notice.

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This post is part of the Write 31 Days Challenge hosted by The Nester.

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Hats For Acorns {Vlog}

This post is part of the Write 31 Days Challenge hosted by The Nester.

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It’s Fall Ya’ll

This post is part of the Write 31 Days Challenge hosted by The Nester.

It was another beautiful fall day here in Wisconsin. It felt so good to get out and take pictures today! I love this time of year♥Fall 2014 Photo Shoot Fall 2014 Photo Shoot Fall 2014 Photo Shoot Fall 2014 Photo Shoot Fall 2014 Photo Shoot

 

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Photo Shoot Saturday

This post is part of the Write 31 Days Challenge hosted by The Nester.

 

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Our sweet little Liam will be turning 3 months on the 20th. He is a smiley, talkative, hungry little guy who weighs 16 pounds already! He loves when his sister talk to him and tries to talk back. I think he still looks like Anya but I have heard that he looks a lot like Olivia too. It’s so fun to have a boy!

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Jesus Plus Nothing Equals Everything!

Jesus Plus Nothing Equals Everything

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

We have a hard time accepting that there is nothing we can do to earn our salvation. No good work, or deed is going to save us. When we start adding to the Gospel we become legalists and put more pressure on ourselves. Why is the Gospel not good enough? Let’s make sure we don’t put stipulations on others. You have to have x amount of kids, you have to homeschool, or you have to eat healthy. Those things are NOT the Gospel! We can’t look down on others when they don’t meet our molds that we have formed.

It doesn’t make you a Christian when you attend church, just like going to a garage doesn’t make you an automobile!

I know the Gospel, I know the true living Savior, I know that He died for my sins, I know that I am saved. Why isn’t that enough for some people? Why do we have to make it harder on others when it really shouldn’t be. Jesus is enough He is everything! 

Christ is Christianity and He is all there is to offer because He is all that we need.

-John MacArthur

 

**The 31 days of photography challenge is still going on, but I will continue it on instagram instead now. I think it’s a lot easier to do it over there, and this challenge has taken a different route that I wasn’t expecting. I am not sure what exactly to title this series anymore. It’s more of daily ramblings and thoughts that have popped into my head.**

Capture Your Journey Link Up

Top three posts from last week:

1. When Life Won’t Slow Down

2. Tips for Taking Great Fall Pictures

3. Why I Don’t Use A Cash Envelope System

Capture Your Journey Link Up #33 - Link up with your own capture your journey post or with a post on marriage, family, parenting, worship, homeschooling, giveaways, modesty, etc. Anything that will encourage and build up our community.

Sometimes my girls can be so sweet together…

Capture Your Journey Link Up #33- Link up with your own capture your journey post or with a post on marriage, family, parenting, worship, homeschooling, giveaways, modesty, etc. Anything that will encourage and build up our community.

Other times they can be sassy :) I just love this picture and the face that Olivia is making. I would love to know what she was planning in this picture!

 

Now it’s your turn! Link up below with your own capture your journey post or link up with a post on marriage, family, parenting, worship, homeschooling, giveaways, modesty, etc. Anything that will encourage and build up our community.

A Few Rules:

1. Link up with your post and not your homepage URL

2. Feel free to link up more then one post

3. Grab a button and place it on your blog so others can join in! This is not required, but I would love it if you shared.

4. Please DO NOT link up linky parties they will be deleted! If you host a link up party please go {here} and link it up instead.

5. By linking up you give Joy Dare Blog permission to feature you utilizing a photo and link back to your site.

6. The views expressed by others on this link-up do not necessarily represent the views of Joy Dare Blog- we are not responsible for other blogs or their content. Inappropriate content will be removed without notice.

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It’s Better Not To Know

This post is part of the Write 31 Days Challenge hosted by The Nester.

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I have been pondering this thought since Sunday at church. So many times I catch myself wanting to know what the future holds, or wanting to move life along a little faster. Why? Why not live in the moment. If I knew what was going to happen tomorrow I would not be living the way that I am today. My attitude and actions would be different! We know only what we need to know and that should be good enough for us. The Lord holds tomorrow and beyond. What a comfort!

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Interview With A Three Year Old

This post is part of the Write 31 Days Challenge hosted by The Nester.

Here is an interview with a three year old…I left this video pretty much unedited. I apologize for Anya being so active and all over the place, but this is her! She is a little ball of energy and I love it. Wish I had half of her energy ;)

 

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5 On Sunday

This post is part of the Write 31 Days Challenge hosted by The Nester.

I have so loved this challenge for the month of October. It has truly grown and stretched me! I wanted to share with you today 5 other bloggers that are also participating in the 31 day challenge. So, without further ado and no particular order here they are:

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Caroline from The Modest Mom is doing a series on “Building a Modest Wardrobe” I have enjoyed her helpful tips and advice on how to build a wardrobe that is modest and feminine!

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Bambi from In the Nursery of the Nation is doing a series called “Family Walk through the Proverbs” Bambi goes into a chapter a day from the book of Proverbs.  It’s been fun to follow along and hear what the Lord is teaching them through each chapter.

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Christin over at Joyful Mothering is writing a series called “31 Days in the Life of a Homeschool Mom of Many” I have enjoyed following along as Christin journals her homeschool day.

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I just came across this series as I was looking trough the different challenge link ups. Jennifer from Memory Journalists has a series on “Taking Better Blog Photos” Each day she tackles a different aspect of photography.

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I love looking at other blogs that are interested in photography. They inspire me! Lili is doing a series on “Finding Fun and Happiness Thru the Lens” She posts a picture daily and writes about it.

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 Don’t forget to buy your tickets early for the Homemaking From Scratch conference. If you preregister between October 7th-9th you will get over $200 in bonuses and $5 off your ticket!

Homemaking From Scratch Online Conference

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Finding The Joy In The Journey

This post is part of the Write 31 Days Challenge hosted by The Nester.

Finding the Joy in the Journey

Yesterday was one of those days. I’m sure you have had one before too. The morning started off pretty good. Liam slept through the night {4 days in a row! woot!}, and Anya and Olivia woke up at 7:30. Perfect start! I had bought chocolate donuts at the store for breakfast… yes, mommy went to the store hungry. Now, donuts are a treat for them. We usually have yogurt in the morning so both the girls were super excited to eat. Donuts are messy! Like really messy, and Liv thought it would be fun to take a chocolate donut bath. Needless to say, we had bath time immediately after breakfast.

Now, the girls needed a bath anyways so this was the perfect excuse to give them both one. Liv had a booger, cream cheese, and chocolate donut stuck in her hair. So I get the bathtub filled up, place the girls in the tub, and sit and watch them play. Liv stands up from playing and announces that she needs to poop. She already did… We evacuate the tub, and Anya asks me over and over what the brown things floating in the water are. I get the tub cleaned, fill it up again and put the girls back in this time immediately washing their hair. Liv once again announces that she needs to poop, but this time I catch it before she does anything.

After their bath I need to feed Liam and change his outfit… again. The girls play with their toys together. When it’s quiet in the house you just KNOW that something is going on… Anya comes over and says that they put a toy down the air vent. Really? What possessed them to do that? Realizing how badly I need to clean our air vent out I pulled a small magnetic shoe out and hand it to Anya.

Finding the Joy in the Journey

Liam puked again. This was the third outfit change of the day! I am running out of clothes for that boy. He might just have to spend the rest of the day naked… kidding… ok, so that thought crossed my mind. Next thing I know we have chocolate milk on the carpet. Well, at least it’s not coffee. Is it nap time yet?

One hour of “quiet,” or at least as quiet as two very energetic children can be. Anya asks every 5 min. when she can come out of her room, and Liv throws the books out of her crib. At least I got Liam to take a nap…  Before I know it, it’s time to start dinner! Tater tot casserole is on the menu tonight. One of my girls favorites, or at least that’s what I thought. Uncle Josh stops over tonight to join us for dinner and Shark Tank. Anya decides that she needs to clean her pieces of salad in the water glass. Guess what happens next? Yep, water all over the floor. As I was on the floor wiping up the spilt water I realized what a good thing it was that she spilt her water… I got to wash the floor!

Sometimes you just need to sit back and laugh, and find the joy in the journey. Everyday is a gift and we need to treat it accordingly. My children were given to ME! The Lord knew what I needed when He gave them to me. They have stretched me and pushed me to be the mom that I am today. I praise the Lord for those days that are challenging! It gives me a good test in patience, and makes me rely on His strength to get through it.

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 Don’t forget to buy your tickets early for the Homemaking From Scratch conference. If you preregister between October 7th-9th you will get over $200 in bonuses and $5 off your ticket!

Homemaking From Scratch Online Conference

Read all the posts from this challenge HERE!

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