How to Use the Bible as a Parenting Guidebook

Written by: | October 30, 2017

There are so many books of parenting advice today. Some are good. Some are great. Some are not. It’s hard to figure out who to listen to. I’ve been a mom for twenty-eight years. I have three adult kids, and I still have seven kids at home, and what...
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How to Hear (and Trust) God’s Voice

Written by: | September 11, 2017

As I sat down to write this post, I watched my cursor blink repeatedly for quite some time. I don’t take this privilege lightly of getting to speak into your lives as parents and as such, I pray over and, ultimately, choose my words carefully. But not too carefully....
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How Do We Know God Is Who He Says He Is?

Written by: | July 17, 2017

We are a (fairly new) homeschool family, and as I am preparing and looking at curriculum for this next year, I have been searching for something that will assist me in teaching my kids some basic doctrines of the Christian faith. My kids are still quite young, with four...
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What Does It Mean to Have Self-Control?

Written by: | April 17, 2017

Last week one of my boys took his brother’s favorite toy and hid it.  The little brother had been a nuisance and older brother got tired of it.  It had been a hard day for everyone, but the hiding of the toy was a new low for us.  I...
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The Safest Place for Our Children

Written by: | February 22, 2017

Several years ago, we loaded up our vehicle and headed south into the beautiful mountains of Kentucky. While we were there for a funeral for a family member, we had some down time at the lodge we were staying at. With four kids who had managed to survive the...
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How Parenting is Like Groundhog Day

Written by: | February 1, 2017

Do you remember that old, classic comedy Groundhog Day? Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during an assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again. After a while, he...
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Teaching Girls to Embrace their Unique Style

Written by: | November 16, 2016

From an early age, we knew our daughter would stand out from the crowd. Even as a toddler, she would gravitate towards clothes that were shades of blue, red or black amidst the typical pinks and purples. By the age of three, she was giving unsolicited fashion advice to...
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A Halloween Prayer For Parents

Written by: | October 28, 2016

It’s Halloween night and kids out of school are dressed like a witch, a vampire, a ghoul. These scary masks cover each sweet little face as children run rampant all over the place. Their quest is for candy; their goal is to make their hearts race with sugar and...
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Teaching Kids about God’s Promises and Protection

Written by: | September 19, 2016

Giving kids a safe environment is imperative and a key component to providing security is in offering them the beautiful and lasting promises of God. The bonus? When we teach our kids about God’s promises, we are also teaching them about God’s protection. These promises and the reminder of...
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