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Dawn Camp shares God’s gift of essential oils in her newest releases My Essential Oil Companion and It All Began in a Garden. She is a photographer, essential oil slinger, Mom to eight and Mimi to five. Dawn enjoys movie nights with her husband and steaming cups of Earl Grey.

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  1. Thank you, Dawn, for such a lovely reminder about how important things in the home are for our children. It’s not a matter of taking my family to church once a week, but having daily reminders about the practical steps in living in Christ. Seeing God in the small details of our lives, including how we parent, can make such a difference in the long term. Your words resonated with me this morning; thanks again.

  2. The birth of our second grandchild is also turning my mind (and heart) toward this yearning for a multi-generational faith, for the glory of God — and because I see that this is just the wise way to live. I also find myself returning to the old-fashioned wisdom that more Truth is “caught than taught, so may we find grace to live close to the Truth in our every day, mopping the floor and sorting the junk mail life.

  3. Dawn,

    I don’t have children, but I tried to demonstrate serving & loving the Lord to my aging parents. I wanted them to see Christ in me & come back to God. It must have worked-my dad talked with my pastor & got re baptized (this time dunked). I will let the world see me doing every little thing I do to bring glory to God from mopping floors, filing, data-entry, shopping, etc. I will serve Him gladly!

    This post also reminds me of a song by Stephen C. Chapman “Do Everything”. “Well let me remind you, it all matters just as long as you do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you,
    Because he made you, To do Every little thing that you do To bring a smile to His face Tell the story of grace
    With every move that you make And every little thing you do.

    Blessings 🙂

  4. Loving our extended family unconditionally. Helping our children make good choices for God not us. Practicing hospitality even though our house is not huge and lavish. Giving to others as a family because others need it and we can give it.

    • How do you get past the smaller home and simplicity of your life and opening it up to welcome others ? I have recently moved to a neighborhood that I would like to bring women together to connect but my home never feels good enough

  5. I really enjoyed this thank-you for sharing Dawn,
    With Gratitude, forgiveness, kindness, reaching out, and helping others.
    We end each day with the Lord’s prayer.
    Have a blessed day all,
    Penny

  6. Dawn,
    I do not have children, but you have given me some gentle reminders of “what is in our home” This reminds me of The Wizard of Oz, there is no place like home. Ruby slippers, hanging things on our walls of our home representing Christ, if we don’t carry Jesus in our hearts-the home of us, what do we really have?

    Thank you!

    • Rebecca, that’s wonderful! My husband coached our son’s rec league baseball team for years and always prayed with the kids before the games. It made an impact on both them and their parents. I’m sure you and your mother blessed many lives!

  7. Thank you for this writing, Dawn. I have often wondered how to claim this verse when my adult children have all ceased church attendance. Reading this reminds me: they are still winning awards at their jobs, they are still volunteering time and helping others, they are still SERVING in many ways. The rest will come as I claim this verse in faith.