5 Tips For Brushing Your Toddler or Preschooler’s Teeth!

I am mother to 3 children as well as a dental hygienist. I am often asked how do I brush my child’s teeth when they constantly fight me! This is a tough question with no easy answers. But then again, what is easy about raising a toddler or…

What is Your Story?

  As my husband and I sat in church this past Sunday, we were so impacted by the amazing testimonies we heard and the amazing worship of our King. It felt like the closest thing to Heaven here on earth we could achieve. Oh to be in His presence for…

Jesus is Risen!

I lie awake early this Easter morning feeling thankful for the precious sacrifice made on the cross so that I could live a life free from sin and death. I’m so glad He isn’t there anymore and is ruling and reigning in heaven and in my…

Breaking Free From Shame

  Shame is such a nasty word. It has been an unwelcome visitor in my life to varying degrees over the years. It is no respecter of persons and will latch on wherever we allow it. Shame is familiar to most of us, but I think few talk about it…

3 Actions To Move Toward Abba Father

    The current journey I’m embarking on involves extreme vulnerability in telling parts of my story. Of course my story involves other people, so handle my story and theirs with care. I spoke previously of a relationship that I was involved in during much of my adolescent…

5 Steps Toward Purpose

I heard an incredibly impactful message today by John Bevere. He spoke about the calling on a believer. The calling only given by the Almighty. We all have one. We all have a purpose in this life that if lived out to its fullest potential will impact future generations in…

How a Busy Mom Stays Connected to the Holy Spirit

  One of the most difficult aspects of being a mom is learning how to balance my devotional life with being a mom. And yet without a daily connection to the Lord, my lifeline, it’s not possible for me to be the best mom I can be. Of…

Creamy Crockpot Chicken & Tomato Soup

  This week at the Cruze Clan the kiddos started baseball and the week has been a complete whirlwind. Days that I work are incredibly hectic for the Cruze Clan household, as I’m sure it is for many of your homes! I’m always looking for new…

Just Getting Started

Today I spent 3 hours just working on my page layout and some of the behind-the-scenes activity of running the blog. All the while, my 6 and 4 year old were screaming and fighting in the background. Isn’t it ironic, or maybe just sovereign that the…

How to Trust the Storm

  We all go through challenges in life, but in the life of a Christian, we know that suffering brings spiritual growth if we embrace it. Have you ever considered that Jesus could have easily directed the boat away from the storm? Instead, he directed his friends into the storm…