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Why Our Morning Routines Matter to God

Why Our Morning Routines Matter to God

I am not a morning person by nature. Like many moms, there are plenty of days when I’d rather lounge in bed instead of rising, shining, and greeting my family with a healthy breakfast and a sunny smile. But I’ve learned that if we want to be the women that God calls us to be,

5 Ways to Help Kids with Back to School Anxiety

Do your kids suffer from back to school anxiety? My two older children are both in grade school. Neither had experienced any type of school anxiety before, even when entering Kindergarten. I’ll never forget standing outside of my son’s Kindergarten classroom and thinking “WOAH, that was way easier than I thought!” Then, last year we

Family Fume: Speaking in Love

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman; a perfect reading to help us remember to be patient and respectful toward our loved ones. Listen on the blog or on your Alexa device by enabling the skill

Walking on the Wild Side of Parenting

In our enthusiasm to celebrate children (a good thing), we are sometimes tempted to overlook the key Christian doctrine of original sin. A child can be raised by godly parents, yet still choose to live an ungodly life: A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke. – Proverbs

Prayer: A Special Nighttime Ritual

Motherhood crept up on me. I know I know, I had nine months to prepare for my first child. But as an only child myself, I was not exposed to a lot of babies, much less taught how to care for little ones. I followed my doctors advice and actually didn’t read any parenting books

Family Pain: The One Who Died on the Cross Understands

Lord, You are the God of infinite strength and knowledge, mercy and love! Pileups happen. Especially in families. That’s what happened to mine. That’s what happened to Keith’s. That’s the nature of family. The ties are so close that the same cord that hangs one, tangles all. They say alcoholism is a family disease, but

Do We Mistake Our Families for Facebook?

More than a billion people are on Facebook these days. And they’re all incredibly happy. Don’t believe me? Just look at them. Click on practically any Facebook page you want — your son’s, your mother’s, your next-door-neighbor’s, your cable provider’s — and you’ll see more smiles than a car-full of clowns. Facebook pictures are filled

celebrating the first day of summer

4 Fun Ideas for Summer Bucket Lists

Tomorrow, June 21, marks the first day of summer (for those of us here in the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere), and this year we will be celebrating with a Summer Bucket List pajama party! We will be wearing our PJ’s all day and sleeping in after the rooster crows (hopefully

10 Ways to Make Reading a Natural Part of Your Family Life

Reading exposes children to a depth of language and vocabulary that gives them a huge academic advantage. I’d like to offer a list of ideas to help you make reading a natural part of your family’s life. Feel free to adjust or delete according to what suits you and yours. 1. Use the Library in

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