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. Not ...

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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 nudge our ...

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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 you ...

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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 the most important ...

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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 to get ...

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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 admire ...

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The Noah Conference: Engage, Disciple & Launch Your Kids (Let’s Meet!)

Noah Conference — 3 Essentials for Raising Godly Kids

You and your family might feel like you’re swimming upstream. But have you ever tried swimming against a flood? I would  like to personally invite you to attend the Noah Conference this year on August 19-20. Based on lessons from the life of Noah, the conference will explore three essentials for raising godly kids: how to engage your kids, ...

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5 Reasons You Think You Can’t Homeschool, And Why I Think You Can (Read at Your Own Risk)

I would have hoped Christians saw the many reasons to pull their kids from public school before Obama started inviting boys and girls to share bathrooms and dress in the same locker rooms. But, if that's what it takes, we'll take it. You see the government just simply doesn't need to be educating our children. It can't even ...

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For Mother’s Day: Your Parenting “How-To” Manual

For Mother

(And isn't my sweet little Zane so precious?) What I would love for Mother's Day is a how-to manual. I know there's the Bible, but I mean a practical "what on earth do I do and say right here right now" manual. As my first born was growing up, I was the best parent ever. I had all ...

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