How This Mothering Wisdom From Scripture Changes Everything

  Men like Winston Churchill and Thomas Edison attributed their earthly success to their mothers. On Mother’s Day, humans collectively praise mothers and back it up with millions of overpriced cards. Inherently, we believe the influence of a mother is powerful. But that belief got sabotaged somewhere along the way and another belief sprang up […]

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Summer Boredom Busters or Helping Your Kids Be Productive

It can be tricky keeping kids busy doing productive things in the summer (if you’re off from school), especially with the lure of the Internet. I offer you some tips: My favorite inspiration for productivity is using summer to prepare for Christmas by making homemade gifts. Over the years, this has saved us thousands of […]

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Why Should I (and How do I) Homeschool Through High School? What Do They Really Need?

Last week a blog reader emailed to ask me the following question, and I thought it was an excellent one to visit and discuss. I’d love for you to enter the conversation through the comment section. Keep in mind that with homeschooling, there is not a “right” way, there is a only what works well […]

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Get Your Awesome Motherhood T-shirt & Help Me Color My Husband’s World

A little known fact about my incredible, loving, hard-working, selfless husband is that he is losing his eyesight. He has retinitis pigmentosa, and while the degree of vision loss varies from person to person, it is certain he’ll lose all his peripheral with only some remaining tunnel sight, if he retains any. We are praying for that. […]

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Simple Homeschooling: Ideas for Summer Learning

Whether you technically homeschool or not, you definitely homeschool in the summer when your children are home. And if your homeschooling has an “end”, you’re confused. I basically dislike the term “school” because school starts and stops. Education though, is constant, all day, every day. So even when formal school is out, we can actively […]

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If You Have This Trait, You May be a Better Mom Than You Think

Some moms are hard on themselves, and perhaps they should be. Perhaps there are areas where laziness or apathy has crippled them and they need a good kick in the pants. Some moms are brutal on themselves, even when they’re doing their best. I believe it comes down largely to personality types as to how hard […]

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Let’s Be Real: “I Don’t Do it All”

Today I have the privilege of sharing some of my personal realness at the blog, Baking Humble Pie, run by Bethany, a virtual friend of mine whom I met here, as she as read and commented over the years. As she recovers with her new baby, she has posted a fabulous series called, “I Don’t […]

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Here’s Your Code for 1/2 Off our Scripture Songs CD!

By Heart Scripture Songs An easy and beautiful way to memorize Scripture! One of the most important things you and your family can do is memorize Scripture. For that is the “secret weapon” for guarding against sin. By Heart Scripture Songs was recorded to make it easy. You know that Scripture memorization is one of […]

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The Secret to Life–the Safeguard Against Sin

“When men don’t fear God, they give themselves to evil.” Ray Comfort “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 Sin is ugly, destructive and it surprises us in our own lives. When we consider why sin seems […]

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How to do the “Hard” in Your Mission Field

There are few ministries or pursuits more noble than the mission field. Any parent is proud to say of his adult child, “My son or daughter is a missionary in _____.” The mission field is one of those places where the harder the conditions, the scarcer the resources, the more seemingly noble the mission. We […]

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