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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Appreciate God’s Creation

Written by: | April 20, 2015

The Bible begins with the account of creation, how God made something out of nothing. It wasn’t just any old thing. He created land, water, vegetation, animals, people. After each day of creative fun, He saw that it was good. Every year, around the world, there’s a little something...
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The Glamour of a Gorgeous Heart

Written by: | March 20, 2015

We’ve all heard that beauty is only skin deep. Modern culture is saturated with ads for makeup, skin care and the latest hair styles; all directing us to caring intensely for our outer mortal shells. The Bible does instruct us as Christians to take care of our bodies; after...
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Teach Your Child To Be A Good Friend

Written by: | March 16, 2015

A friend loves at all times… Proverbs 17:17 How do you teach your child to be a good friend? Teach them to love. Simple, right? Maybe we should just stop this post right there, because that about sums it up on the single ingredient to being a good friend....
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Comfort Food: Families Cooking Together

Written by: | November 7, 2014

My daddy and I are big time foodies! My momma, on the other hand, would be content with cheese and crackers. Every holiday my momma tries to convince the rest of the family to plan a meal of simple, healthy foods. At first we tend to go along with...
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Trusting God In The Midst of Scary Circumstances

Written by: | October 9, 2014

Two years ago I was in Uganda on a photo assignment. We were in Northern Uganda on the Sudan border in villages that looked like your stereotypical Africa with mud huts and thatched roofs. I live in Africa, so I’m used to being around those beautiful brown-skinned children. It...
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Asking Your Kids for Forgiveness

Written by: | August 28, 2014

Forgive ~ stop feeling angry or resentful towards someone for an offense, flaw, or mistake. We’ve worked hard to teach our kids the difference between saying, “I’m sorry” and “Will you forgive me?”  They are usually quick to say they are sorry for a wrong action, but to ask...
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Why Little Girls Need Their Dads

Written by: | June 10, 2014

Recently, my daughter, Emma Grace, and I went on a lunch date. She’s never shy on things to talk about, but I still came armed with my own set of questions for her, questions about her beloved Daddy. “What’s your favorite thing about Dad?” “His sense of humor.” “What’s...
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