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Books and resources we love

 

Getting quality time with you family never happens by accident. You have to have a strategy and a plan for making it happen. This is why I wrote Create More Family Time Now: 4 Effective strategies to prioritize the people who matter most This eBook is filled with tips and stories from our family’s attempt to put this formula into practice. It will help you develop a plan to be intentional now and into the future. Here are some of the things you will find inside:

  • 4 effective strategies that will help you create more quality family time
  • Key takeaways at the end of each chapter that summarize the most important next steps to take
  • A worksheet for the family to use in brainstorming new family time activities
  • A Quality Family Time Promise that each family member can sign together
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Events & Ministries

St. Jude Presents Bennett’s Bash

The amazing people at St. Jude loved us and fought cancer with us bravely! Did you know that even though it costs $2.3 million a day to operate the hospital, they have never sent a bill to one family. They fight cancer AND ensure that families don’t have to fight finances too. Bennett’s Bash, an annual gala in the DFW area, is our way of inviting others to join the fight!

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Pine Cove Family Camp

Pine Cove is our happy place! One week each summer, you’ll find us enjoying this magical family retreat. Seriously. It’s better than Disney world AND it’s an investment in creating meaningful family memories. Don’t even get me started on how amazing the college-student counselors are! You’ll want to bring them home with you forever.

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Grief Share

Grief Share is a nation-wide ministry that provides a 13-week, Bible-based support group for those walking through grief. It helps you understand grief, how to live with it and the hope you can find. We believe that some form of grief counseling is a must for anyone that has lost a loved one and Grief Share is great place to start!

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Things We Use Everyday

Circle with Disney


Let’s face it. The internet is great, but it’s not safe. This little box is our new favorite tool for filtering content, and setting limits on EVERY device in our house. It’s a $99 one-time purchase, but if you want to extend the services outside your home wifi network, you can pay a small monthly fee as well. It’s easy to set-up and filled with useful features!

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EveryDollar

Family finances are still the most common area for couples to experience conflict in their marriage. This is the budgeting tool that we currently use to help us stay on the same page and make sure we know when and how our monthly budget needs to be adjusted. It was created by the Dave Ramsey team and has both a free and paid version.

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Evernote

Evernote is our go-to tool for helping us stay on the same page! We use it for sharing and storing blog ideas, grocery lists, christmas and birthday planning and clipping the random things we find online that we know we will want to refer back to in the future. Download the free app on all your devices and get on the same page with your spouse!

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