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Year 7

I interrupt my “Little Things, BIG Difference” series to celebrate something very special. We have reached year 7 in our marriage today! How did that happen? Where did the time go?! I thought about sharing 7 things I have learned in our 7 years, but as I sat on it I realized that it really…



What I’ve learned in my first year as a mom

Posted in Marriage Monday, Parenting with 3 comments

I’ve written this post about 3 different times now. It’s been hard to really capture how much life has changed, to sum up what I’ve learned in just a few points, and to come across grace-filled and not like I’m trying to scare anyone or throw out a bunch of “should’s” and “should not’s”. So…


Lifting Up New and Future Marriages

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There is one thing I really began learning as an engaged woman that has built upon itself through our wedding, into the newlywed stage, every year past that (we are going on year 7 here), and has capped with becoming a mom. Married couples need encouragement, not warnings. Most warning-givers do not have ill intentions….




New Years Give Up

Posted in Marriage Monday

Ah, New Years. A time to take all the junk off the treadmill you bought so eagerly last year and to dust off the running shoes that have been in your closet for just as long. A time to give up all the soda and sweets you so easily devoured over the last few weeks…


The November Prayer (half) Challenge

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November is a special time to thank the Lord for all of our blessings. And whether it feels like it or not right now, our marriages are one of the greatest blessings that God has given to us. As with any blessing, we should be thankful for our marriages all year long, but having that…


I’m just so busy!

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Well, here we are in November and my weekly posts somehow disappeared in October. Disappeared as in I didn’t write them. October has by far been the busiest month in Baxter land since we became a party of 3. Two trips to California, Weddings, family in town,extra projects for Matt, Bible study events, and the loss…


Pucker Up!

Posted in Challenge, Marriage Monday with one comment

One of my favorite things to do on this site is to challenge. To challenge you, to challenge your spouse, and to challenge your marriage to be the best it can be. I am beginning to prepare my yearly month-long prayer challenge for November, but I thought I might give you a fun challenge to…