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How to Set Family Goals: Becoming a Family with Purpose

How to Set Family Goals: Becoming a Family with Purpose

  Have you set any family goals or resolutions for the new year? I like the word goals better than resolutions. New Year’s resolutions always seem doomed to fail, and if you don’t start on January 1 or fall off the bandwagon by January 3, you feel defeated. But goals? Goals can be set anytime, and

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New Year, New Family Routine

As families with growing children, we often have to evaluate the family routine. Our children change fast, and as parents, we have to navigate and set the pace for our families. It can feel tricky, but as my family has rolled through quite a bit of different seasons, there’s a few questions that I ask

How to Spiritually Prepare Your Family for The New Year

How does your family prepare for the transition from one year to the next? One of my favorite traditions is to gather our family and recall how God has shaped our lives during the past 12 months. During this hallowed time, we discuss where we’ve been, share our hopes and dreams, and prayerfully consider where

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Dear God, Help Me to Daily Surrender to You

I have a proven tendency to mess things up. I have good intentions and even a few really good ideas. But sometimes things can go sideways so fast that I find myself questioning not only my actions but also my worth as a child of God. Not too long ago, I traveled to The Cove

F is for Fall Fun

Fall is my favorite season!  I think I’d go in mourning if I ever had to move to an area of the world that doesn’t experience the crisp, cool breezes and vibrant colors and scents of autumn! What’s not to love? There are so many wonderful things to experience and eat during the fall—everything from

5 Ways to Enjoy Fall with the Whole Family

Fall is one of my favorite seasons! The cooler temperatures (here in Texas we experience some pretty extreme summer heat), the golden colors, the animals getting their winter coats… it is spectacular!  But with all of the busyness of life and back-to-school activities, we might miss the pleasures of fall if we aren’t purposeful about

Connect With and Enjoy Your Kids This Summer

When my kids were little, and I’d be walking the whole group of them through the narrow aisles of the grocery store, I always attracted a lot of attention. Strangers would often smile at my crew as they tried to dodge around us. There was the drooling baby, just learning to sit up in the

Maintaining Family Schedule

8 Tips for Maintaining a Family Summer Schedule

Keeping a family summer schedule can be sanity-saving and yet tough to maintain at the same time. Summer is a wonderful break from academic routines and along with the warmer weather and more hours of sunlight each day comes the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors more frequently. If you are like our family, much of

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