Teach Kids that God’s Mercies Are New Every Morning

Written by: | May 15, 2017

My daughter is a quarter of the way through 7th grade. If there’s anything I remember about 7th grade, it’s that everything is awkward. Your body is changing which kicks in all sorts of insecurities. You’re trying super hard to be accepted and be considered “cool.” As the only...
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What Does It Mean To Be Honest?

Written by: | April 14, 2017

The definition of honesty is to be free of deceit and untruthfulness. It’s a beautiful virtue that we desire for our kids to bestow. The honest truth is that it can be hard, especially when we’ve done something wrong. So, how do we teach our kids what it means...
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How to Teach Kids that Kind is Cool

Written by: | February 17, 2017

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. It’s one of those attributes that invokes all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings for the recipient and a swelling sense of pride for...
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A Simple Apple Pie Recipe for Fall Gatherings

Written by: | October 21, 2016

I’m sure I’m in good company when I declare that Fall is my absolute favorite season. It touches our senses in the most dramatic of ways. The sight of leaves changing, the feel of cooler temperatures, the sound of rustling leaves, the smells of baking rising from our kitchens,...
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3 Keys to Help Kids Overcome Obstacles in School

Written by: | September 26, 2016

When our precious children encounter obstacles in school, it is heartbreaking to witness. As a parent, we want to help and make it all better for them. While it’s difficult to watch, the silver lining is that our kids will learn that life isn’t always full of rainbows and...
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Living In Light of The Father’s Love

Written by: | August 15, 2016

Sometimes I think the key to understanding the Father’s love is embracing the fact that it’s incomprehensible. It doesn’t make sense. Our finite minds cannot grasp how God can be so incredibly loving and gracious. But, if that’s the case, how do we teach our kids about God’s love...
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Getting Kids to Do Chores Over The Summer

Written by: | June 17, 2016

Fall, Winter, Spring. . .it doesn’t matter the season, kids don’t naturally want to do chores, especially, though, in the Summer. I think kids get this idea that, because school is out, it’s time for FREEDOM which looks like sipping coconuts on the beach. Ok, maybe not that drastic,...
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Be The Mom God Called YOU To Be

Written by: | May 2, 2016

Be honest with me, ladies. Have you ever compared yourself to other moms? I know I have. Has anything good ever come from such an act? For me, it never has. It has only led to feelings of not measuring up and frustration. The fact is that God doesn’t...
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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Written by: | April 4, 2016

I’m a firm believer that embracing the messy, challenging moments of life is vital to becoming a disciple, or a learner, of Jesus. The saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” We love the beauty of the flowers, but do we really love the dirtiness that comes with the...
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