The Only Way to Be Important: This is the Essence of Being a Christian

The Only Wa to Be Important: This is the Essence of Being a Christian

It’s common to hear “I have been called to the mission field.” That typically means one has been called overseas to minister to a different country. Have you ever compared your life to someone else’s, say that of a foreign missionary’s, and felt less than great? Less than important? The desire to be important isn’t inherently wrong, but the way we try to go about accomplishing it is. Jesus’s own disciples desired to be great. But he told them: “…whoever […]

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One Tragic Mistake We Make Measuring Our Child’s Intelligence That Cripples Them for Life

One Tragic Mistake We Make Measuring Our Child

Whether our children are in the school system or educated at home, we are all guilty of one blaring, tragic mistake: we measure whole, limitless, unique, creative children with a tiny, severely limited measuring stick and they know if they don’t measure up. And I believe this one mistake is crippling their potential, costing us and them. We live in a society that has come to measure intelligence by some standardized academic questions on a test with the assumption that […]

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What if Everything We Think About School is Wrong? (What is a Real Education?)

As a homeschooler, what I believe about real education contradicted by the pressure of doing what most people think school should look like, haunts me day and night. There are a few, desperately pleading education reformers out there saying the most logical things human ears have heard, but are largely ignored because, “the status quo.” We must do what others are doing, no matter what logic we are confronted with. Because if we don’t, we must face our greatest bully: […]

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In Which I Have an Exciting Announcement

Since my daughter married over two years ago, they have suffered a miscarriage (possibly two) and have prayed fervently for a baby. Watching my daughter grieve and silently worry whether she will even be able to carry a pregnancy has been a really difficult thing. I have had to lean on the sovereignty of the Lord and try to help her do the same. Last week, completely unexpected, at her birthday party where she was supposed to be opening a […]

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Why Turmeric is a Simple Solution for Good Health

Why Turmeric is a Simple Solution for Good Health

As a busy mom,  SIMPLE is the name of my game. But as I age, I want to be more intentional about my health still focusing on the simplest and best ways to do that. Enter, TURMERIC. When a friend mentioned this for a particular problem we had, I barely noticed the word and went on about my business. But then I kept seeing different articles outlining the research that had been done about turmeric and it didn’t take me […]

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God’s Heart Toward Children Part 2

Read Part 1 HERE. Another way our view of children affects the world is that if our thinking about children is not synonymous with His thinking about children, our entire paradigm of parenting is wrong. Did you hear that? We come into parenting with a completely wrong basis for the way we raise our children if we have the wrong view of them. And when the masses are parenting wrongly, we’ve got a mess. God’s view of children is that […]

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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 expectations bears the greatest responsibility in establishing this paradigm of “normal” vs. “not normal” but we have all, everyone of us, played our part effectively. […]

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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 best friend. Marriages are built, not fallen into. They are tended, not run on autopilot.  You must intentionally spend time growing marriage.  The years are […]

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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 equal value and worth, I grieve for the anger and vitriol that lies within the hearts of women in our country. But more than that, […]

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