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Penicillin Allergy

Penicillin Allergy

It had been a full holiday season and all of the Christmas gifts had been opened and played with. My sweet 3 year old son had come down with an ear infection and we went to the Pediatrician to get our routine prescription of penicillin. […]

The Natural Family Planning Method

The Natural Family Planning Method

The Natural Family Planning method of birth control has been our first choice for the past 10 years of childbearing. Why? hormone free cost effective flexible- the decision to prevent or plan a pregnancy can be changed instantly foster’s communication between the couple creates an […]

From Maleficent to Big Hero Six: A Memoir

From Maleficent to Big Hero Six: A Memoir

The movie Maleficent was released in May of 2014, but in true Hopkins’ form, we did not go to opening weekend. We waited until August after it had been released to the dollar theater. As we were driving home processing the movie and the story […]

Word of the Year 2015

Word of the Year 2015

Every year, instead of resolutions or goal setting, I focus on finding one word. Just one. A word of the Year. It’s a word that I want to guide me through the year. Something I feel the Holy Spirit speaking directly to me, for me, […]

Welcome Home, Hopkins Family!

Welcome Home, Hopkins Family!

Three weeks ago, we closed on our very own house! This is the second time we’ve ventured into this process of mortgages and commitment, and even though it’s a huge debt, I have an abundant amount of peace this time around. It feels like a […]

The Benefits of Probiotics

The Benefits of Probiotics

Fermented foods are termed the “missing link” in the American culture according to Dr. Mercola. He believes that if Americans would start to embrace fermented foods and probiotics in general, we would see exponential turn around in our health crisis. Why are fermented foods so […]

Heaven Come

Heaven Come

Never once have we ever walked alone because He’s been faithfully by our side. Even in the hardest of times, when life gets turned up on it’s end and death seems louder than life, He’s there. Every step of grief, is matched with grace. God […]

Mile Marker 31

Mile Marker 31

“Jesus take the wheel” by Carrie Underwood may just be the song I woke up to this morning. I never this listen to country ya’ll, and I never say ya’ll but as I lay in bed thinking, it dawned on me that today marks one […]

Birth Story {2nd addition}

Birth Story {2nd addition}

Dear Ashden, My sweet baby boy; as we waited in the living room for the line to show on the pregnancy test, it was decided that your Dad and sister would look at the test and deliver the results. I was much too nervous. You […]

A Wandering Heart

A Wandering Heart

Indecision is the most heated debate that happens within this little head of mine. Right or Left God? Which way? Yes or no? And it’s with this indecision that we get stuck. For 5  l.o.n.g. years I’ve been inquiring of the Lord. If you’ve been […]