The Parenting Journey

Written by: | June 15, 2018

I’m in the throes of my hardest parenting journey to date. I feel like I need to find a support group. “Hello, my name is Jen, and I’m the mom to two teenagers.” “Hi Jen,” comes the response in an “I’m not envious of your life at all” sort...
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When Kids Struggle With Bad Dreams

Written by: | February 5, 2018

We moved to South Africa when my daughter was 2 years old. Along with the excitement of a new adventure with God came her nightmares. I remember she would wake up in the middle of the night just crying. It was quite an effort to calm her down. When...
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Scripture Study: Isaiah 43:19

Written by: | January 8, 2018

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 Writer: Isaiah Context: The prophet, Isaiah, is prophesying concerning the Israelites’ deliverance from Babylon where they were in...
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How God Can Use Kids to Do Big Things for Him

Written by: | December 6, 2017

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:2-4 Jesus makes it very...
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Pumpkin Recipe Roundup

Written by: | October 9, 2017

Like many Americans, I love Autumn. I grew up in Texas, but my love for this time of year came when I lived in New England for 4 1/2 years. The brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows that dotted the streets; the apple picking followed by applesauce, apple butter, and...
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God’s Awesome Beautiful Design of the Earth

Written by: | September 22, 2017

Last month I celebrated my 40th birthday. It felt like a milestone, like a much bigger deal than when I reached 20 or 30. I wanted it to be special, so for our family celebration, I opted to be in nature. With my favorite people, hiking in the great...
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Back-To-School Prayers

Written by: | August 11, 2017

Focus on these four areas of back-to-school prayers for your kids’ journey through the year…friendships, academics, self-confidence, & their school and teachers. It’s back to school time! Most of you are sending your kids back for another year of school. For this mom living in South Africa, my kids...
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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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