While in college, I found it odd that a childhood friend visited my family before her own when she returned to town during university holidays. One day she confided, “When I walk into your home, everyone gets up, greets me with a warm ‘Hey!’ and wraps me up in a bear-sized hug. Your family makes me feel like a big deal.” My communications professor taught that the first three minutes of every human interaction—in the morning, at the office, when … [Read more...] about Home Is Where You Feel Wanted
Lemon Filled Cupcakes Recipe
We're prepping for an ah-MAY-zing month, and what better way to get ready then to have a new recipe?! All it takes is 6 ingredients to have this delicious and refreshing dessert in the fridge, ready to serve guests at a moment's notice. Thank you again to Nancy C. for cooking this for us! Lemon Filled Cupcakes by Nancy C. Download the recipe card here! Prep Time: 30 min Bake Time: 12-17 min Ingredients: 1 (15.25-oz.) box lemon cake … [Read more...] about Lemon Filled Cupcakes Recipe
When Mother’s Day is Difficult
Soon we’ll celebrate Mother’s Day once again. For many families, it’s a time of celebration, appreciation, and joy. But for others, it’s one of the most difficult days of the year. This is especially true for women facing infertility or those who have recently experienced the loss of a mother, daughter, or other loved one. I know what it’s like for Mother’s Day to be difficult. My husband and I struggled with infertility for almost a decade and … [Read more...] about When Mother’s Day is Difficult
An Easter Prayer
As we reflect on the Resurrection of Jesus, let’s take some time to praise Him and ask for even more of His Presence in our lives! Here’s a simple Easter prayer you can reflect on: Dear Jesus, Thank you for the gift of eternal salvation that we get to celebrate on Easter morning. Your love is so great! Come close to me and renew my mind to let go of everything I’ve held on to that hinders me and entangles me. I ask you to draw near to me as I … [Read more...] about An Easter Prayer
The Mother’s Day Gift Guide is Here!
We are a little under one month away from the day that we can all be grateful for: Mother's Day! Without them we (quite literally) wouldn't exist. We love being able to celebrate mothers around us, whether our own, adopted, grandmas or even our friends that are mamas. Mary & Martha has put together a gift guide to help you in your search for the perfect gift to bless the moms around you. We've selected over 40 exclusive Mary & Martha … [Read more...] about The Mother’s Day Gift Guide is Here!
There Shall Be Showers of Blessing
As spring starts to reveal itself in budding trees and greening grass (and downpours of rain), I can't help but think of the hymn There Shall Be Showers of Blessing. You may have noticed this song while skimming through a church hymnal though perhaps you haven't sung it recently. It's quite a throwback and not wildly popular the way modern worship songs are, but the timeless hymn is commonly mentioned this time of year, perfect for the abundant … [Read more...] about There Shall Be Showers of Blessing