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About notathingwasted

Jill is a former art and English teacher turned stay at home mom to three wonderful gifts. She is a "coaches wife" to her high school sweetheart, a talented teacher and mentor. Most importantly she is a child of the one true king, accepted, beloved and chosen.

Job Description: I Move Mountains

Mountains of laundry (and dishes) everyday. I sometimes feel my sole purpose in life is to move these mountains. It’s as if my only reason for existing is to keep them moving. Into the wash, onto the pile, folded, ironed, … Continue reading

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Overcoming my worst fear

One day, I woke up expecting the day to go like any other. Instead, I was hit over the head with the confirmation that my worst fear had happened. I’d spent a good part of my life in fear of … Continue reading

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Slow Down-Happy Mother’s Day!

Mom’s of little ones, let’s connect right now. I’m in the throes. Having 3 little ones 5 and under is no joke, it’s a full time job! And hubby says we’re half way done, but we’ll save that for another post ;). … Continue reading

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On the “Lite” side: my advice on dieting

Disclaimer:  I’m certainly not an expert in this field, so take my advice with a grain of salt (that’s likely all you should be consuming anyway.) Like most women, I suppose, I have always struggled with my body image and … Continue reading

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Denial about being lost gives way to discontentment

In my early adulthood, after a few years of going my own way, I came to question, and at times deny the very existence of God–the God in the Bible. I became influenced by some worldly views and ideas, such as all … Continue reading

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I want a love like that

John 3:16 is probably Christianity’s most known verse. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” So familiar. We recite it without … Continue reading

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“Come running like a prodigal”

I grew up in a Christian home, and was raised in a Holy Spirit-filled church. My parents had become Christians in their early adulthood, and were each strongly called by God in specific areas. I felt a strong awareness of … Continue reading

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I’m back

I took an unintended hiatus from writing this year. There was much on my heart to write about, and much going on in my life to tell, however the words wouldn’t seem to come. I felt I needed to seek God … Continue reading

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“Call It Grace”

I thought it only appropriate to write about the topic of Grace, since we are approaching Good Friday, and Easter Sunday, the day our Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead. That is after all the reason we began to … Continue reading

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“Current” events

I haven’t written in a while. I’ve been sidelined by life, and the unexpected death of a dear family member. There have been a number of people in my circle and community who have died “too young” lately, and it causes … Continue reading

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