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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Ideas For A Spring Break Adventure

Written by: | February 29, 2016

Spring Break is great, isn’t it? Taking a break, or a rest, is needed for everyone. It’s even biblical. Mark 6:31 reads, “And he said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no...
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Ways To Remind Your Girl She Is Beautiful

Written by: | February 19, 2016

You have such amazing power.  That sweet baby that you’ve raised, is soon becoming a woman.  It’s scary and exciting all at the same time.  What you tell her about herself, she will believe.  Those words?  They go down deep inside her and she recalls them on her pillow...
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Engaging Teens In Devotional Time

Written by: | January 6, 2016

I have a thirteen year old which means my husband and I have just entered the years of learning to parent a teenager. It also means that we have moved pretty much to the bottom of the list on the cool chart. I mean way down. I realize this...
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Protective Or Overprotective Parenting?

Written by: | October 9, 2015

We are constantly second guessing ourselves as parents, aren’t we?  When it comes to protecting our children, we’d do anything to shield them from pain or discomfort. But what’s too much?  When is it time to pull back and let them learn from natural consequences or step in and...
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Some Of My Biggest Challenges As A Wife And Mother

Written by: | September 25, 2015

My children are the world to me. I could not ask for three greater blessings in my life. They bring me joy most days, heartache other days, and God continually uses them to sanctify me and make me more like His Son. I remember the early newborn days when...
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Best Parenting Advice From A Mentor

Written by: | September 16, 2015

I had a moment recently, a parenting moment that had reached astronomical proportions (at least in my mind). As a Mom of a thirteen and ten year old, I’m finding that I’ve stepped into the hardest part of my parenting journey to date. It culminated one day into a...
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Thankful For The Messy Moments

Written by: | August 24, 2015

“Oh, your kids were so good. They didn’t fight at all. I can watch them anytime.” Have you ever heard words similar to that when picking your kids up from the sitter or after returning from a night out with the hubs? It sounds like a compliment. It is...
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Get Your Kids Off Tech And Outside

Written by: | July 22, 2015

I’ve become THAT parent. You know, the one that says, “When I was your age…” My thirteen year old son frequently reminds my husband and I that he’s one of two kids in his grade that doesn’t have a cell phone. That’s when I whip it out. “When I...
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Appreciate The Differences In All of God’s Creation

Written by: | June 24, 2015

As foreign nationals, the differences of people stare us down every single day like a bull about to charge. It’s intense at times. The Rainbow Nation very adequately describes South Africa. It truly is a melting pot of people, culture, language, and ways of thinking. All of those things,...
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