Category: christian living

15 Ways Grandparents Can Invest in the Next Generation

Because here's the thing: Our generation (and several before it) has completely lost sight of the big picture. That our job here on earth is to keep serving, keep discipling, keep working for the glory of God, though it looks different in every season, until He calls us home to rest. I've seen two unhealthy extremes in ...

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Words of Warfare–The Simple Tool of the Christian

Words of Warfare--The Simple Tool of the Christian

It has taken me thirty-two years (I'm 43 now. I wrote this a few years ago.) to really grasp the literal meaning of God’s Word being:  “powerful as a two-edged sword, piercing to the inmost parts of men.” The Bible is full of wisdom about the power of the Word. In 2 Corinthians Paul says “the weapons of ...

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Overcoming Sexual Sins of the Past

I received a letter from a reader who was really broken about how her past had affected her marriage.  I agonized with her because I felt every pain she expressed.  Although she explained that she was technically a virgin when she married, she had far crossed the line of intimacy with previous boyfriends. Harmless?  That's what ...

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Must-Have Music for Your Family: Daniel Craig, “The End of Myself” (Giving Away 5 CDs!)

When I spoke at the Christian Heritage Home Educators of Washington Conference 2 years ago, I had the privilege of meeting the Craig family, founders and President of Christian Heritage, and immediately fell in love with the warmth and hospitality of this family who demonstrated, in every way, the genuine love of Christ. Daniel, one of ...

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A Godly Woman: Sober and Self-controlled

I want to be more "sober-minded." I really, really do. "Wow, Kelly, that's great.  Who cares." I knew you'd want to hear more. I usually don't pay much attention to those verses about being sober.  And if I'm not mistaking, the word sober in the Bible never refers to "not drunk"; it is always a reference to one's ...

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A Life-Giving Secret for Women: Transparency & Truth

I have learned a few things as I've aged from a 20-something with a couple of babies to a 40-something with almost 11. And it might not be what you'd expect. I've learned that you never really "get it together." Or at least I don't feel that way. In fact, with each changing season, in ways ...

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The Good News About Your Work Nobody Sees

I drove my oldest son to the work site where my husband is building a barn. It was the first time I'd seen it since it was just a frame structure, and now it had siding and a roof. It stood magnificently, dwarfing all the houses around it. It was grand and perfect. I and ...

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Hey Mama, You’re Going to Get Through It (I’ll Tell You How)

You need to know something. Just because I write about home and family, marriage, and the joys and gloriousness of motherhood, doesn't mean I spend all my days with a throng of happy, smiling children around me, basking in their sweet revelries, reflecting on how easy parenting is. Some days, if you could peek into my home, ...

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The War Room: How You Can Help Spread the Message of God’s Power

If you haven't seen it, run to the theaters to watch The War Room, the NUMBER #1 movie in the nation! Defying all odds, the Kendrick brothers prayed fervently that God would do the unthinkable with this movie and this past weekend, He answered that prayer. But more importantly is the message. You will be inspired and ...

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Reflecting the Glory of God as a Woman: Renew Your Mind 20 Minutes a Day

I am going through a growing time, to put it mildly, where the Lord has used several circumstances in my life to bring me to the end of myself, which, though it feels like an awful place to be (especially for a control freak), it’s actually the ONLY safe place to be. The only place ...

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