3 Powerful Lessons We (& Our Children) Need from Daniel

Reading through the book of Daniel in the mornings to the kids has given me a refreshing reminder of what a follower of God looks like. It’s easy to forget in our often self-defined versions of Christianity. Here are 3 huge lessons we have learned so far: 1. Having the right to be angry or retaliate doesn’t mean we should. Daniel and his 3 friends were literally kidnapped from their families and homeland, taken by force to a foreign (pagan) […]

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Raising Daughters of Grace, Beauty and Loveliness

Raising Daughters of Grace, Beauty and Loveliness

  Loveliness.  Grace.  True Beauty. You recognize it when you see it.  But it’s becoming rare.  And in the insanity of our transgender culture, it’s completely upside down and no doubt, more confusing than ever for those of us trying to wade through the confusion. There was a day, I believe, where women were more cherished (despite what many believe) and treated like ladies and they played the part.  Being delicate was not a weakness and acting like a female was […]

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How Internet Pornography Destroys People & Families (And What We Can Do About it)

Solomon said “there’s nothing new under the sun” but he hadn’t counted on Internet pornography. Of course the sin isn’t new but we are the first to witness the “internet pornography experiment” and are only just beginning to see its devastating effects. I’m writing this because I believe nothing is more destructive to people and families, and for that reason, we need to all be fighting it for the sake of our sons and daughters and marriages, from the inside and […]

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Do You Wait Like a Woman of Faith? (If Not, Why You Should Start Now!)

This post may sting a little bit, but it’s going to be the best kind of sting! Let me ask you a question: Do you consider yourself a woman of faith? (You should take a minute and make a few notes about what being a woman of faith looks like to you.) Now let me ask another question: Do you live like a woman of faith? I confess that I have considered myself a woman of faith for many years, […]

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Girl Defined: A Ministry for Girls You’ll Love

Meet Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird (sisters), founders of Girl Defined.  They are friends with a very dear friend of mine and she told me about them after speaking at their recent conference “Radical Purity.” They are regular contributors to the ministry of Nancy Leigh DeMoss and have spoken at one of the True Woman conferences she hosts. These young women are fun, lively and passionate about the Lord and they vlog regularly on all sorts of topics related to […]

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Homeschooling Just Got Simpler! (Come See Our New Site)

Over the past year I have wanted to build another website/blog that was exclusively homeschooling, a place where my passion about the simple, relaxed homeschooling method can be concentrated, a place that could be an oasis for homeschooling moms. I did build that website and today it is live!!! I’m super excited and I hope you will be too. It is still in the baby stages, with much more to come, including regularly updated blog posts, so BE SURE to […]

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Grace and the Pursuit of Holiness: What a Difference it Makes When We Get it Wrong

If you grew up in a legalistic family, and then came to understand the destruction of that later, you might be confused about how grace fits into our pursuit of holiness. You might have fallen into another ditch: uber grace (a term I made up). I define that as an ideology that is so centered on the truth that we can do nothing to earn or improve on our salvation, that Christ has completed the work that leaves us standing […]

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5 Ways to Be a Really Great Mom (When You Feel Like a Bad One)

Now that I’ve been a parent for 23 years, I realize that all my good intentions about what kind of parent I was going to be before I actually had children was a lot more intention and less reality. The truth is, it seems so simple (and in some senses it is) to be a great mom until you’re in the thick of it and suddenly, “What. on. earth??!!” To begin with, no two children are alike. Ever. (I kept […]

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Our ENTIRE shop is 20% off for 5 days only

Many of you newer readers and maybe even those who have been around here for awhile, may not realize we have a shop with some really fantastic resources. You can see everything HERE and click on each type of item to see more details. For just 5 days, you can get anything from the store for 20% off! And some things are already discounted, so there are some really great buys this week. Use discount code “giveme20”. My personal recommendation […]

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“I Was Feeling Like a Failure as a Mom Until….” Naomi’s True Story

Sometimes, a story just moves you to share it. I receive fairly regular emails from moms in the trenches with questions or maybe just looking for a place to vent. I’ve been blogging here for 10 years (!) and not only do I get to hear from some of you wonderful ladies, I’ve developed some close friendships from this little corner here, and I’m so thankful for that. Naomi wrote me a heart-stopping email this week. I’ve changed her name, […]

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