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Welcome to the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop!

Good morning to you!

As we’ve been going through the last couple of days/weeks/months even, praying for our kids has definitely been on my mind.

When our oldest son, Austin, went through his near-death accident (Our Boy, Austin. Progress and Updates.), our prayer life and prayer chain certainly ramped up to meet that need. But, honestly, it’s continued to lay heavy on my heart beyond the emergency.

Maybe it’s because I know that we really don’t have another day guaranteed. We saw that with Austin. We knew it, it was just a very up-close reminder.

Maybe it’s because this world is so dark these days. The evil no longer hides in the shadows–it is shouting in our faces! And, in the faces of our kids. That’s sobering and scary.

So…prayer and claiming God’s promises is more important than ever. As I’m able to (and I can plan to do it every day, but know I’ll drop the all some days) I feel the desire to send my boys little reminders from God about what He says about them. We need more truth in their ears to counteract Satan’s lies.

Here’s the one I made yesterday. Nothing fancy. Feel free to share with anyone who needs a little reminder.


Blacksmith hammering on forge, with Bible verse reminding us of our purpose in life.

What are some of your favorite Bible promises, especially for the youth? Share them, and if they’re some I haven’t remembered, I may use them in a future reminder for our youth (and ourselves). 🙂

Have a great week!


The Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop

This is a place to share some love and spread some sunshine!

The focus of this blog hop will be: anything related to making our homes more sunny and happy! If that’s through homemade cooking, a health tip that will help another, homesteading tips, homeschool successes or real-life struggles, or just whatever God is impressing you with in your home journey, please share it!

Guidelines for the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop 🌤

  1. Click on the “Add your Link” Button below and add a great image of your project or recipe. Make sure you link to the page of your family friendly post – not the main page of your blog.
  2. Link up to three posts each week.
  3. Try to visit at least a few other blogs at the party. Be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stopped by.
  4. Link your post back to the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop. If the hop isn’t linked to your post then you cannot be featured. All featured posts will be shared on my Pinterest/Social Media.
  5. Please link up posts that you haven’t linked to the hop before. You are welcome to link old posts from your blog.
  6. By joining the party, you are giving me permission to use one photo from your post with a link back to your site if it is selected as one of next week’s Features.
  7. This is a family-friendly link up! You are welcome to share home and family-oriented blog posts, focusing on homeschooling, homesteading and homemaking. Christian-friendly content, highlighting healthy life choices to encourage others!

Features for this week!

Vegan Gluten Free Pistachio Magnums

How to Create the Perfect Gift Basket

Stop and Small the Roses Mantle

Thank you to everyone who came to participate. ♥️ Have a great week, and feel free to share the hop with others!

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14 Replies

  1. Laurie,
    It is so true that none of us are promised tomorrow si we truly need to live each day as if it was our last…
    Thanks again for hosting this charming party every week! I know how much time goes into doing so and I want you to know that it I truly appreciate it!! I hope you have a great week!

  2. Thank you so very much for the feature of my Vegan Gluten Free Pistachio Magnums. Hope you will have a go as we love them. I am honored and thank you for the feature.

  3. Thank you for hosting and thank you for the updates on your son! Enjoy your week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

What is your experience? 💜 I read every comment, and so many times I find that I gain encouragement from what’s shared. ❤️