God’s Heart Toward Children-PART 1

A heart-breaking reality that we have experienced by default of our unusually large family, is that in general, the Church’s ideas about children are essentially the same as those outside. Heart-breaking, I say, because we let a culture that kills 3,500 babies a day in the womb, inform our opinion about children.

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How We Keep Our Children From Becoming Their Best (Without Even Realizing It)

I believe one of the most horrific, detrimental things we have done to children, which they carry into adulthood as it shapes their very destiny, is our creation of “the box” in which we regard everyone in it normal and everyone outside of it not normal. I think the traditional classroom and it’s appendages of […]

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Growing Marriage: Lessons in Love From My Husband

Fifteen years Nineteen years ago we married, mainly because we were infatuated with each other and thought it would be cool to get to share a house. God’s direction and miraculous grace on those two wayward young people cannot be measured, as I ponder the depth and growth of our love–he’s my husband, my teacher, my […]

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What I’m Telling My Girls About the Women’s March

The women’s march that took place the day after the presidential inauguration leaves me with a deep sense of anguish, not hope, for the women in this country. As a Christian woman who is also a human being, who obviously shares the same ideals of feminism as far as it includes women being treated with […]

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One Woman’s Journey Out of Exhaustion

  Enjoy this guest post from A Mother’s Heritage: “Something is wrong. I just can’t do it anymore!”  How many times over the years have I said this to my husband while sitting in a crumpled heap of tears. Life sucking fatigue had gripped me strongly and I didn’t understand why.  To do the most mundane […]

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Learning Readiness? They’re Born Ready!

“You would have to lock a two-year-old in a dark closet to keep him from learning the foundational skills upon which other learning is built!” As what some call a relaxed homeschooler, I’ve always had somewhat of an aversion to traditional schooling, or the classroom/textbook method (even when I was a high school teacher). Please […]

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7 Simple Things I’m Doing to Make This Year Better

In no particular order, instead of making new year’s resolutions, I’ve been working on a list of  simple things I’m doing to make this year better. I am a simple girl, I love simple changes and I don’t want to feel overwhelmed by resolutions I know I can’t won’t keep. Health There’s nothing like aging that […]

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The BEST Thing You Can Do for Your Kids When You Feel Like A Bad Mom

  It’s a long, arduous road, this parenting gig. There are the tiring years of baby and toddlerhood, when you’re too sleepy to really enjoy it, and then the teen years crash upon you, and suddenly, between the emotional outbursts and vague feelings of alienation, you realize those former years were really pretty great and […]

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Family Updates & a Merry Christmas to You!

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For those of you who subscribe to my newsletter, I recently told you about my husband’s back/neck injury and wanted to give a quick update that he did have surgery yesterday. The doctor really made an amazing call. He knew from a previous MRI that Aaron had bone spurs inside the vertebrae pressing on the […]

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How Being a Christian Should Change My Home

Sometimes I need to give myself a good old-fashioned “talkin’ to” and you may as well eaves drop ’cause this is gonna be good. I find it easy to talk about this or that virtue of being a Christian–“be kindly affectionate to one another…”, “in lowliness of mind, let each consider others better than himself…”, […]

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