Thriving Thursdays :)

It’s time for Thriving Thursday :)

Thriving Thursdays is a link up for family-friendly bloggers, who are choosing to THRIVE in their lives. It’s a place for us to encourage and inspire one another to live life to the fullest–in Jesus Christ. Link up your posts about thriving–in marriage, faith, parenting, homemaking, relationships, in the kitchen, in frugality.

Everything we do can be a ministry and worship to our Lord. Link up as many posts as you want, and I hope that you’ll take the time to visit some other participants as well.

I am so blessed by the posts you all share! I really look forward to seeing all of the encouragement shared here each week. Keep it coming! Sometimes I highlight posts here, and I also pin my favorites to the Thriving Thursdays Pinterest Board.


1. By far the most views was Meghan’s great budget post: How to Afford Six Children on a Single Income. Meghan is one of my best blogging friends and I just can’t say enough good things about her.

2. Another favorite was April’s message, To Mom’s of Toddlers.

3. Lisa share’s a moving tribute to her precious baby granddaughter who their family lost, over on Frontline Moms.


How are you thriving? If you don’t have a blog, let us know in the comments.


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  1. Rebecca Regudon-Souden says

    Hi Crystal! I am not a blogger, although I have often wondered if maybe I should start blogging since I am a stay at home mom of two very active children.

    I have apparently been surviving at home, instead of thriving. My days feel more than a little chaotic and so unstructured that when I started reading your blog posts, I will admit that I started to cry because I want my life to be like yours. Joyful and driven to make your house a haven and home for your family.

    You are a big inspiration to me. Thank you!

  2. Crystal Brothers says

    Rebecca, I am so glad you are feeling inspired to serve your family joyfully. That is my prayer daily for myself. I fail every single day. But, I keep striving, and I know the Lord is working on me and refining me daily even in the midst of my own short comings. I pray that you and your home will be blessed!

I love to hear your feedback and value your thoughts! All I ask is that we remain respectful and civil, even when we disagree. Thanks so much for reading. I appreciate you!

Thank you for joining in the discussion!