The Destination Always Beats the Path

I’m currently sitting on the next to last row of a Southwest Airlines flight.  Sometimes when flying domestically I wish I could look out the window and see below a “Welcome to Kansas” sign instead of seeing only dry soil and lots of farmland and thinking, “Hmmm, Kansas?” Isn’t this true in life, we know the final destination, but we can’t see the path.  As a believer in Christ, I know my destination is Heaven.  But as far as the path-what …

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#WishfulWednesday- Great Outdoors Edition

The change in seasons and warmer temps has me longing to get outdoors and do some exploring.  Here’s 4 places fairly close to (my) home that I’m hoping to visit soon. Natural Bridge, Kentucky– Located in the Red River Gorge area, there are opportunities for hiking, kayaking, and birding. Cathedral State Park– The hemlock trees are nearly gone from Appalachia.  This is one of the few places you can still see some, although the park was hit hard by heavy snowfall in …

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5 Reasons Why Marrying Young is a Good Thing

I’ve been thinking of this post for a long time, but I’ve noticed a few other posts in blogland that also talk about marrying young so I debated whether to share our experience.  You can never have enough of a good thing, though, right?  So here’s 5 reason why I think marrying young is the way to go…   1.  Maturity isn’t a number.  I’ve met 18 year olds that act like they are 30, and I’ve met 30 year olds …

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Do Not Grow Weary

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who …

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Want financial success? Stop caring about what others think.

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Two Words That Will Change your Financial Future . And while I still believe it true that delaying gratification will help everything to fall into place, there is another BIG thing you must do if you want to succeed at getting out of debt and staying on track.  You have to stop caring what other people think. Some people would rather impress their sister or their best friend than leave an inheritance to their children. …

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Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway with Kids

I can’t believe it’s time for #TravelTuesday again. Last week I wrote about our trip to the Biltmore, but today I want to tell you a little more about our time in Asheville. We only had two full days in Asheville.  I totally underestimated the driving time with 3 small kids!  Annnnddd I didn’t foresee having to stop for a new tire in Virginia.  Waaa.  We wanted to stay another night, but the hotel was booked solid- otherwise we may …

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Separation State??

I shared some of our trip to Asheville on the blog and one of the things that kept playing in my head was how many questions (and looks!) we got about our family. In three days we were asked a handful of times what the kids ages were, or how far apart they were, and one man even told us that we “had our own little camp!”  I’m not sure what that means but Camp Yoder Toter sounds like a …

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Yes, you can visit the Biltmore with kids

We spent this past weekend in Asheville, North Carolina.  It was a quick trip for our young family.  The main highlight of our trip was to be the Biltmore Estate.  I was a little nervous about taking our kids there (ages 5, 3, and 1) but it was actually much easier — and more family-friendly than I could have imagined!  Yes, you can visit the Biltmore with kids!  Find out my tips below: Some tips for visiting the Biltmore Estate …

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