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The Benefits of Journaling for the Young and Old

The Benefits of Journaling for the Young and Old

The Benefits of Journaling for the Young and Old I’m amazed at the things I forget because I don’t write them down. I am not just talking about what I need to do on a particular day or week; I’m referring to beautiful things God has done in my life and the truth I have

Praise your child

Stop Driving Your Kids Crazy

Stop Driving Your Kids Crazy One of the most important opportunities we have as parents is the opportunity to teach our children genuine mercy. This teaching begins with us. Our treatment of our kids is the first place they learn about mercy and forgiveness, and so it is one of the most powerful and enduring

Lights Out! Transitioning from Summer to School Year Bedtimes

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over. The long days of summer bring endless activities that satisfy my children’s thirst for fun. There is always something to do or somewhere to go. But the later evenings (and more hours of sunlight)  make our bedtimes unpredictable and blurred, often pushed back in the chase of

Find real superheros for your kids!

Raise A Real Superhero – Take the Ultimate Superhero Challenge!

Raise A Real Superhero – Take the Ultimate Superhero Challenge!   As a few friends recently gathered around my table for some morning “mom” time, we began sharing stories about what was happening in our children’s lives. One concern we all shared – regardless of whether our kids were toddlers or teens – was just

Helping Our Kids Build Godly Friendships

I’m not a helicopter mom, but I am a protective mom. I freely admit I shelter my kids. Not from everything, but from a lot of things – especially foolish friends. It’s odd but sometimes we talk about sheltering or protecting our kids as if that is a bad thing. But as I think back to

How to Simplify your Summer

I love summer! I have been known to drive my family crazy with my big expectations for what the summer months bring. In my mind, I have endless time and resources to do all the activities and things I want to accomplish . However, my reality is slightly different. By the time school starts, I’m

Hardships of Teens and Tweens: Why having God’s Word to stand on while growing up is important

One of the most challenging times for kids is their tween and teen years. Changes happen rapidly within them and around them. Kids often feel unsure and unsteady. Yet when we understand their biggest struggles, we can also help them find a firm foundation to keep them strong. Here are three things to look out

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