Memories Over Money: When We Started to Say Yes to Professional Pictures

Trekking in Faith (2018) Ecclesiastes 5:10: Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless. For the years of 2008-2016, big life events occurred for us. We got engaged, we had two sons, we built a home and we got

Blessings Through Blocks: A Christmas Campaign

Blessings Through Blocks Matthew 2:10: When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. Christmastime is a very favorite time of the year in the James house, filled with love, laughter, holiday traditions and way too many presents! Our boys start scouting out the Target holiday mailer right after Halloween and

Ten Things Halloween Is and Isn’t to the Jameses

Trekking in Faith (2018) Romans 12:21: Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Halloween is a super festive time in our neighborhood, the second fastest growing community in America. When we first moved in, we were overwhelmed by how “into Halloween” our neighbors got, with outdoor decorations

Who Benefitted Most from our Switch to Worship Music Only

Trekking in Faith// Worship Music (2018) Psalm 30:4: Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name. Music has always been a huge part of my husband, Logan’s life. He played cello and bass throughout his childhood and seldom are the quiet moments without

A Canine Conundrum: Traveling without Pets

Sponsored; Dog Days and Cat Naps Pet Sitting (2018) When we first decided to take two big treks per year in 2017, we realized that this decision affected one family member the most: our dog, Jersey. And Jersey, a loyally attached-at-the-hip type, would start panting and acting weird the second

A Piece of Peace in Lancaster

Amish Country: Lancaster, PA (2018); Sponsored by: The Red Caboose Motel, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Verdant View Farm Bed + Breakfast & Strasburg Railroad Philippians 4:7: And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Although I had visited as

My Preventative Double Mastectomy

Trekking in Faith// Two Years Post-Preventative Mastectomy (2018) Proverbs 31:25: She is clothed with dignity and strength, and she laughs without fear of the future. I can hardly believe it has been two whole years since my preventative double mastectomy and three years since my sister was diagnosed with breast

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