Welcome to Make A Difference Mondays, a place to get intentional about starting our weeks focused on the positive and put our heads together to dream up ways we can make a difference in this world!

Make A Difference Mondays

Thanks so much to those of you who have decided to meet & greet others in the Make A Difference Mondays community!  We sure hope it is a blessing for all and would love to hear your feedback on this little project – we may just make it a yearly tradition  🙂 Now, let’s meet some wonderful women!  Be sure to let them know on their posts this week if it was fun to get to know them just a little bit more  –  Let’s build this community y’all!


My name is Becky Dempster and my husband and I work on our family farm, near the Mississippi River. We have been blessed with three children, and are currently working through the process of adopting a fourth child from Haiti. In addition to the mommy and farmer wife responsibilities I blog at the Dempster Logbook on a regular basis. My goal is to connect with other women and hopefully be an encouragement to them. You can find tutorials and DIY ideas, encouraging thoughts and snapshots of my life on the blog. I feel so honored to have the opportunity to participate in Make A Difference Mondays. I hope you will take the time to stop by my blog, say hello, and hopefully be encouraged!

Sarah became a 30-year-old widow in 2013 when her husband suddenly passed away from bacterial meningitis, leaving her to care for their 3 children under the age of 2. Since then, she began blogging at www.MePlus3Today.com, where she writes about her new life raising now 2-year-old twin daughters and 1-year-old son. Blog topics range from kids’ activities, to acts of kindness, to widowed life, and everything in between. She hopes her blog will inspire others while bringing awareness to the struggles that happen when motherhood and widowhood collide. You can connect more with Sarah on PinterestFacebookTwitter, andGoogle+.

Hi! I’m Tess, the blogger behind TypeBTess.com. If anyone has ever told you that you’re a “classic Type B,” you may want to grab a coffee and start reading! On the blog, I chronicle my adventures as a wife of a business owner and unlikely homeschooling mom of four – wrecked by God’s grace – and walking in faith one baby step at a time. When I’m not blogging, I practice creative writing; photography; art; and I love to cook! Clean eating is my thing, so if you’re interested in learning more about cleaning up your diet – contact me. I’ve lost 40lbs by ditching my sugar addiction and switching to clean eating. I hope you’ll stop by my blog often for some witty and motivating posts.

Pennies of Time shows examples of REAL kids doing REAL service. From acts of kindness that take a moment to service projects that can be done in several 15-20 minute increments, these ideas are intended to help families and organizations provide opportunities to teach kids to serve others.  Sheila, the founder and writer for Pennies of Time, earned her B.S. in Special Education from UT at Austin and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has filled a variety of roles in education from being a teacher, advocate, trainer, director, and working at the U.S. Department of Education. She is the mother of two young boys and enjoys partnering with families through Pennies of Time.  http://penniesoftime.com/

Author, speaker, blogger, Homeschool Mom, and Tutor, Dawn is passionate about many things:  God, Family, Prayer, Food, and the Word. You can find her writing about those hard questions, reasoning and rejoicing in God’s grace and mercy for those who are walking this journey to grace on her website, Journeys In Grace.(www.journeysingrace.com)  This fall you can find a new addition to the blog as Dawn begins sharing lessons and insight from her book: A Journey In Liberty- Studying the US Constitution published by Knowledge Quest,Inc.www.knowledgequestmaps.com, exploring and learning about the value of liberty.

Hi everyone! My name is Michelle Westbrook and I live in a small town in northeast PA with my husband Craig, our dog Lily, and my newly-retired mom, JoAnn. I write about making happiness a priority, embracing gratitude, and striving to find the positive in everyday life. My blog is at TheHappinessBlogger.com. I am most passionate about encouraging people to live more positive lives. I have struggled with both happiness and faith in my past and I really hope that I can use that experience to inspire others to live happy and fulfilling lives. I feel that God has called me to reach out to others and share His Joy. So that is exactly what I will do!

Hi! I’m Holly Brown. I write at The Brown Tribe (http://thebrowntribe.net). My blog is mainly about how the Gospel intersects with every day life and I hope to encourage women with living out their faith, grasping their true identities in Christ, and finding freedom from the monotonous. Occasionally I also display the loves of my life: My smarty-pants husband, my sweet & beautiful 3yo daughter and my rambunctious and joyful 2yo son. Together we live, in light of eternity, and pressing ourselves toward the Cross and the One who no longer hangs there.

Kendra Roehl is a social worker by background who found a passion for writing and telling stories. She is also a proud foster and adoptive mom. She and her husband have four children and live in the Midwest. You can find her blogging about everyday life and faith at theruthexperience.blogspot.com and mnbtg.org

Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!


Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.


 Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!

The Make A Difference Mondays team has created two ways to keep us all connected – now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board! We will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts: Make A Difference Mondays Pinterest Board

Be sure to grab the sparkly linkup graphic or grab the same image in the square version from the sidebar for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! If you’re linking up a post here, would you be so kind as to reach out in the comments below? I love getting to know new people and it really helps to put a ‘name to the face’ and find you in the linkup 🙂 Maybe even mention the title of your post in your comment? Thanks friend!  

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