Teaching Your Child How to Handle the Bully

Written by: | April 27, 2015

Loving the unlovable is hard –especially when you are a kid. “Roof, Roof, Roof, Roof,” my classmates yelled. As an adult it seems silly, but in 5th grade, this chanting of my name, an intentional variation at that, left me in tears. Words, just as much as sticks and...
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Learning to Walk {on choosing a family scripture}

Written by: | February 6, 2015

“One, two, three, FOUR…. Four steps,” my husband screamed! By the sound of the cheering and screaming, you would have thought we were cheering our daughter on in her first marathon. But instead, we were counting and celebrating her first steps. Like most parents, we had cleared some of...
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A Prayer for Mothering in the New Year

Written by: | January 2, 2015

As we enter the New Year, it is time for a fresh start. It’s that season where we often reflect and refocus. During a tine of the year when people resolve to lose weight, spend less, stop eating chocolate, and get out of bed earlier, what about resolving to...
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How to Help Our Children Be Brave

Written by: | October 2, 2014

A few years ago, one of my children woke up in the middle of the night, wide-eyed and trembling with fright. She didn’t know why she was afraid. She just was. She has always been fearful at night, but this night she was very scared. No matter what I...
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Staying Connected to God as a Busy Mom

Written by: | September 16, 2014

A few weeks ago I arose earlier than everyone else in hopes to steal some “alone time” reading my Bible. As I settled in on the couch with my hot cup of coffee and Bible, I heard the tap tap-tap of little feet making their way down the steps....
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5 Family Fun Ideas for Teaching Your Child the Bible

Written by: | August 15, 2014

Children often times are growing up in American churches and homes less biblically literate than previous generations.   It is so important as a parent that we are intentional about teaching our children the truth of God’s Word and guiding them to become rooted in their faith. What an amazing...
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Ten Cool Summer Ideas for Kids

Written by: | July 8, 2014

Ahhhh…. Summer is here! Finally. I love the laid back days of this season…especially when I intentionally choose to enjoy these moments with my children – moments that will pass all too quickly. This year I realized that I only have six summers left with my oldest child. Time...
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Cultivating a Love for Jesus in Your Child

Written by: | June 26, 2014

I didn’t grow up in a Christian home. My parents were (and still are) loving, supportive, involved, and hardworking. But I didn’t grow up going to church, reading the Bible, listening to worship songs, or knowing Jesus. It wasn’t until high school that a friend of mine invited me...
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