• Declare Your Freedom in Jesus Christ with July’s Free Printables!
  • The 50 (and counting!) Best Sourdough Recipes Roundup
  • Morning Glory Sourdough Muffins
  • Easy Sourdough Drop Biscuits
  • Beautiful Swimwear That Keeps You Covered: A Review & Giveaway with Meant To Be Modest

Declare Your Freedom in Jesus Christ with July’s Free Printables!

Just in time for Independence Day is a new set of free printables!

No time to get these up before your Independence Day celebrations? That’s okay. It’s always a good time to remind ourselves about the freedom that Jesus has given us.

Declare Your Freedom in Jesus Christ with July's Free Printable Set from Smithspirations.com

Truly, we were each slaves to sin before Christ. Though the struggle to choose right is sometimes still very real and takes a lot of prayer, the overarching hold that sin once held over my life is gone.

Christian freedom goes beyond a nation or holiday. Freedom in Jesus isn’t about the birth of a new nation, though many of us will celebrate that this weekend.

Real Christian freedom comes instead from the new birth that Christ alone can work in us. I’m so thankful for His work in my life!

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The 50 (and counting!) Best Sourdough Recipes Roundup 2

The 50 (and counting!) Best Sourdough Recipes Roundup

Most of the time, when we think about sourdough, we think about bread. And for good reason! Sourdough bread is incredibly yummy. It deserves it’s reputation. But there are so many uses for sourdough. Muffins, tortillas, English muffins, and even cakes can be made with sourdough starter, and the results are always delicious. I’ve collected…

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Morning Glory Sourdough Muffins 2

Morning Glory Sourdough Muffins

Another one of my favorite ways to use sourdough starter is in a batch of delicious, perfect-for-the-morning sourdough muffins. There’s something fun about muffins. They’re little individual combinations of bread and cake made into just the right size for the hand, especially little hands. I think that’s why my children anything better when it’s baked…

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Easy Sourdough Drop Biscuits 2

Easy Sourdough Drop Biscuits

Next to my basic sourdough sandwich bread, I probably make sourdough biscuits with my starter most often. They come to together so quickly and don’t require as much advance preparation time as the bread, so it’s a frequent go-to for me when I realize that I’m really low on bread or perhaps completely out of…

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Basic Sourdough Sandwich Bread 2

Basic Sourdough Sandwich Bread

Now that we’ve covered how to make your own sourdough starter, the fun can really begin! Though sourdough starter can be used in many different kinds of recipes, mastering a good loaf of sourdough bread is one of the best steps in learning to use sourdough. I’ve been making sourdough sandwich bread for years and…

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How to Make, Store, & Care for a sourdough starter 2

How to Make, Store, & Care For a Sourdough Starter

Yesterday I wrote a post on my favorite benefits of baking with sourdough. Though there are many, five really stand out in my book. Of course that information is all well and good, but to enjoy baking with sourdough, you have to have a very important ingredient on hand in your kitchen: the sourdough starter! Though…

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Why bake with sourdough? 2

Why Bake With Sourdough?

If you look up a bread recipe, chances are high that you’ll find baker’s yeast on the list of ingredients. It’s typically pretty important unless you’re going for unleavened bread! But I make all of the bread in our home, and I never use baker’s yeast. In fact, I don’t think I have any baker’s…

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The Many Benefits of Having a Large Family 2

The Many Benefits of Having a Large Family

When we think about what it means to have a large family, we often think about the work. The noise. The mess. The effort. The challenges. But having a big bunch of little ones is more than just work. There are tremendous and many benefits of having a large family! Of course having a large…

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