Posts by Rachel Spoelhof

MIGHTY GOD, The Names of Jesus

MIGHTY GOD is a descriptive name of Jesus emphasizing his might. In Hebrew, the name “God Almighty” is written as El Shaddai, meaning, “God, the All-powerful One.” The name MIGHTY GOD means He has all might and power.


We are first introduced to this name in Genesis 17:1 when God appeared to Abram and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless.” When we view God as the Almighty, we are in awe of His power and by the fact that He is indeed a great, mighty, and awesome God. The name MIGHTY GOD establishes the sense of awe and wonder we have toward Him and the realization that He is God above …

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The Names of Jesus

We are so excited about December, the month to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, JESUS!

He is THE REASON for this season, and all month long we will be focusing on the NAMES OF JESUS so we can better honor, praise, and serve Him this Christmas season.

A great way to incorporate the names of Jesus in your house is with these “Adorenaments” from Family Life Today.

Rachel displayed hers this year on the wooden Christmas trees her husband, Aaron built for her. Add some lights, and voila! The perfect decor!

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December is HERE!!! Simple Decoration from “5 minute crafts”

Do you like to craft in December?

My kids are ALWAYS asking to craft and make ornaments. I’m really looking forward to trying these crafts from “5-minute crafts!”

Let us know if you try any of these!

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Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls

During the holiday season I’m thankful and grateful to simple and nourishing grab and go snacks.

This is a great one to add to your favorites!

Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls

1/2 c peanut butter

1/2 c Pumpkin Spice Protein

3 TBS maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 c oats

1 tsp cinnamon

1 TBS flax seed meal

1 TBS hemp seeds

(optional ADD Chocolate chips)



Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Roll into balls. Eat some. Save some. Store in refrigerator.

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Grateful for Possibilities!

T H I S.










This is what possibility looks like.

Do you ever stop to ask yourself if MORE is possible? God desires GREAT things for our lives. He wants to work IN us and THROUGH us. But we have to TRUST. We have to get OUT of our comfort zones  to do great things!

I’ve been on the other side- – when I couldn’t see past my own day, my own struggles. When “extras” like dance class just weren’t in the cards.

So I set out to change my mindset. To believe in the WHAT IFS. To seize an opportunity to help my family and others DO MORE.

To …

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from the Growing Weisser Family!

We have ALWAYS loved dressing up and we have a family history in photo albums to prove it. Sharing the love of dressing up and holiday fun with our children is such a gift.

We hope that you have a wonderful and safe Halloween.

Here are our costumes from this year!!

Rachel’s Family


Jessica’s Family


Bethany’s little guy


Bekah’s Family

Happy Halloween!!


Growing Weisser




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Super Simple Sweet Potato Ground Chicken Burgers

My cooking style is simple. I check a recipe before I put it on my meal planning list. If it has too many ingredients or steps, it does not make the cut. No matter how good it might be. Because chances are, I’m doing 10 other things while making dinner. That’s just the life of a mom, right?!!

So these simple and delicious Sweet Potato Ground Chicken Burgers definitely make the cut!

Gather your ingredients and prepare to wow your family’s taste buds.

Sweet Potato Ground Chicken Burgers

adapted from Dashing Dish


  • 1 package (about 1.25 lbs) Ground chicken or Lean ground turkey (Ground chicken is much more moist which allowed the burgers to stick together better)

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Inspiration for a New Season


And even though the weather in Sunny Southern California has yet to receive the memo, we are still VERY excited. To me, Fall means holidays, celebrations, food, and fun.

BUT–it can also mean BUSY BUSY BUSY.

So how to we find inspiration to have fun and make the most of this time of year without getting caught up in the fast pace of it all?

  1. Make Lists – write down what is MOST important to you. Make time for what matters most, leave a little time for last minute plans, and be prepared to say no to things that don’t make the list.
  2. Evaluate your goals – what is the motivation behind things you want to

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Roasted Sweet Potato Nachos

Sweet Potatoes are my FAVORITE!! They are one of the most nutritious vegetables AND are a great source of the antioxidants beta-carotine and vitamin C.

This recipe is so customizable, plus it is the perfect way to load up on vegetable goodness!!!

You simply replace chips with sweet potatoes, roast, then top with your favorite vegetables, meat, beans, and cheese. The sky is the limit!!


Sweet Potatoes (seasoned and roasted)


Meat (cooked and seasoned)

Your choice of veggies (red onion, zucchini, broccoli, peppers, carrots, celery, spinach, etc)

Shredded Cheese

toppings for serving (salsa, guacamole, cilantro, etc)

avocado oil




Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel Sweet Potatoes. Cut into 1/4″ coins. Toss in a bowl …

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Back to School Blues

Am I the only one suffering from the “Back to School Blues?”

I gotta be honest, the past few weeks of back to school have been ROUGH! Just one thing after the other, plus the stress of remembering to pack lunches, a separate snack, a water, not to mention drop off and pick up your child ON TIME. My head is spinning just thinking about how stressed I’ve been.

Luckily, I decided not to stress alone and had a wonderful coffee date with friends to vent and connect. Seriously, friends, DO NOT suffer alone. IN ANYTHING. From the little things, like stress over school, to big things–reach out, connect, ask for help!!!

That’s what we are here for too! …

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