By

JoAnn
It's been a rough week. It seems like little and not-so-little things are falling apart all around me and none of it is within my control. No matter how hard I try to fix it, things just get worse.
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This week's Friday Five has a little bit from the entrepreneur in me, a little bit from the creative in me, a little bit about keeping a clean house (because I'm really researching the best ways to clean, declutter, and simplify our lives), and a favorite recipe.
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This week's Friday Five has a little bit from the entrepreneur in me, a little bit from the creative in me, a little bit about keeping a clean house (because I'm really researching the best ways to clean, declutter, and simplify our lives), and a favorite recipe.
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Welcome to the Friday Five where I'll share with you five things that I'm either reading, using, cooking, exploring or loving. I never know what'll show up in the Friday Five, and I can almost guarantee I won't post a new one every week because new mom life does not leave me a lot of...
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I’ve been reading a lot of books lately about simplifying, decluttering, embracing creativity and living your best life. Some have spiritually sound advice, some, not so much. But it’s all a part of my quest to live more intentionally and embrace the essentials while releasing those things which are weighing me down and causing me...
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I know Daughter of Ruth has been on one massive hiatus - since January of 2018, as a matter of fact. My life has changed drastically since then. When last I wrote, I was a wife and a mastiff mom, and, unbeknownst to me, I was very, very newly pregnant. And now I'm a wife...
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I love fantasy stories. Tell me about knights on horseback combating ancient evil or the adventures of a rag-tag band of misfits with a destiny and I’m hooked. It doesn’t get much better than that, unless you throw in a princess. Stories are usually better with princesses, especially if it’s an average, everyday girl who...
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Is there a step of faith you know you should take right now? When you hear the phrase “step out in faith” does any one thing immediately come to mind? I’ve been struggling with faith in one particular area of my life for years. I struggle because obedience in this area definitely requires more of...
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We’ve all had those pivotal life experiences, the ones we can look back on years later and say, “That changed who I am as a person.” I wish I could say that those experiences are always for the better, but the truth is that, more often than not, they are failures or hurts that change...
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I have a friend who loves to hike. She lives in an area surrounded by the kind of scenery most of us only read about in books, and every few weeks I see her post about her latest hike on Facebook. It fills me with envy. I may live in one of the most beautiful...
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