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My New Favorite Spice

My New Favorite Spice

    We had a little get-together the other night and after running out of garlic powder, I asked my friend to pick some up on her way to Trader Joe’s.  She brought back this little grinder of Garlic Salt and it has officially changed my foodie life.  Ingredients: Sea Salt, Roasted Garlic, Onion and […]

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Interview with Melody Haldeman - Toddler Food Allergies, Brave:Love Lived Out and High Intensity Workouts.

Interview with Melody Haldeman – Toddler Food Allergies, Brave:Love Lived Out and High Intensity Workouts.

For today’s post, I am honored to interview my friend Melody Haldeman.  She is a wife and mother of two boys.  She is such a beautiful, godly woman and loves people so well.  When I read her answers to my questions, I pretty much teared up a few times, she’s so genuine and tender.  I […]

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The Benefits of Routine

The Benefits of Routine

Our lovely friend Emily Lewis shares with us today about the benefits of maintaining a consistent routine.  Read on to learn more… By Emily Lewis The lifestyle of routine will impact every area, every detail and every activity of your life. Having a routine allows more time to be conscious of what you’re eating, amount […]

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Essential Oils For Beginners

Essential Oils For Beginners

You may have noticed that essential oils are a hot topic these days.  I knew of them in my hippie days (oh yes, I had hippie days), but they were never a common topic that I can remember.  But now, most homes I enter have a bottle or two here, a diffuser and kit there […]

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3 Ways to Defend Against Colds and Flus this Winter

3 Ways to Defend Against Colds and Flus this Winter

  By Melody Haldman It’s that season again…here come the sniffles, fever, flu and chills! While I’m not a doctor, I am passionate about keeping my family healthy. We don’t have time to be sick. Who does? I’ve learned much about effective natural remedies from other moms, herbal experts and my own fantastic doctor. God […]

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Running For Beginners

Running For Beginners

If you have been wanting to work out, and you don’t know where to start, running is a great way to begin!  It is free, simple and builds endurance in your body.  It’s a great way to explore your neighborhood, get fit and even lose weight.  Today, my friend Corey Martin, who is a personal […]

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Am I Doing Too Much?

Am I Doing Too Much?

 by Melody Haldeman (Photo credit:Shutterstock) Natalie asked me to continue on the topic of self care this month.  I’m happy to share a few more thoughts on this topic as I believe it’s a foundational issue at the basis of our effectiveness in our family, the world and our relationship with God.   The heart […]

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Hosting Houseguests Part 3: Playing Houseguest

Hosting Houseguests Part 3: Playing Houseguest

  The past two weeks I have written on how to host houseguests.  A month ago, my kids and I drove from Harrisburg to my dad’s camp in Ontario, Canada to visit my family and friends.  We have been playing the part of the houseguests and today I would like to write through that lens and share […]

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The Beauty of Fitness: Final Week

The Beauty of Fitness: Final Week

Have you all been enjoying Lu these past six weeks?  She is such an inspiration and her posts have been a glimpse of what she carries! This week on Community Eats, Lu talks about the persona who says “I’m not that good, so I’m not going to start.”  So many times we won’t even try […]

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The Beauty of Fitness: Week 5

The Beauty of Fitness: Week 5

Today, instead of writing a post, I made a video.  This is also a sample of what you would get when you join the Genesis Project.  This will be our fourth group, joining almost 150 other people who are having their lives transformed with this journey. It’s so much bigger than the food and the exercise. […]

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