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Church of the Small Things: Things I Wish I’d Known When I Became a Mom

Church of the Small Things: Things I Wish I’d Known When I Became a Mom

The Bible says, “Point your kids in the right direction — when they’re old they won’t be lost” (Proverbs 22:6 MSG), which means it’s our job to give them what is basically a road map for life. It takes work and perseverance and dedication to raise our kids. It takes sacrifice and commitment and dying

May the Faith Be with You

He’s the only one who can spread out the heavens. He alone can walk on the waves of the ocean. He made the Big Dipper and Orion. He created the Pleiades and the southern stars. He does wonderful things that can’t be understood. He does miracles that can’t even be counted. — Job 9:8-10 (NIRV)

Memorizing Scripture: Transform Your Life by Renewing Your Mind

Whenever God gives me the opportunity to minister to others through His Word, there is always one special Bible verse I like to share – one verse that has the power to change the lives of every man, woman, and child I meet: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed

6 Ways Our Kids Can Learn to Live in Joy

If you’ve been a parent for very long, you know how your heart beams when your children play nicely with one another. You could be enjoying this harmonious bliss of listening to your children playing, laughing, and sharing.  And, the next minute?  Suddenly, they begin hitting and spewing hurtful words at one another!  What happened? 

Christmas Traditions That Keep Christ In Christmas

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a Son, and they will call Him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). – Matthew 1:23 Every year, as my husband and I plan our Christmas activities for the season, my mind cannot help but wander down memory lane to reflect upon Christmas’s past. I am flooded with

Give Thanks in All Circumstances

Teaching Our Children What the Bible Says about Gratitude, and How to Express It! Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 I remember reading this verse with one of our boys when he was small and he was confused.

Helping Our Teen Daughters Find Their Own Beautiful

“Finding your own beautiful has a lot to do with deciding what kind of person you want to become.”  – Chelsea Crockett It’s official. I’m the mom of a teenager. Technically I’ve been one for a year now, but this past September it became real when my daughter started high school. I immediately saw a

Beyond Our Imagination: God’s Great Love

My son lost his first tooth while we were on vacation. He was thrilled. Since he has two big sisters, he knew what to expect. Since our family celebrates imagination in our kids, he couldn’t wait to go to sleep because the next morning there would be “fairy dust” on the ground and a surprise

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