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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Mother’s Worst Enemy (And What to do About it)

Perhaps the title should read, “Satan’s best tool” but it’s just a title, and sometimes Satan gets blamed for things we do to ourselves. As a 43 year old mother of eleven, I feel like I’m just really grasping some simple, yet profound gems that make this journey a bit easier, and I’ll just cut […]

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If You Want to Change the World

I absolutely loved the article, On Thinking Generationally, as it reminded me of why we pour so much of ourselves into our children. We need reminded. Raising the next generation is incredibly exhausting, often frustrating, discouraging and sometimes heart-breaking, even amid the tremendous joys. And the fruit is not instant, which is difficult in our […]

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Why It’s GREAT News That You’re Not Enough for Your Family

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that most of the moms reading this feel like not enough most days. I’ll bet some nights you slink into bed guilt-ridden and anxious over all the things you didn’t do today or all the things you did do you wish you hadn’t. I’m guessing […]

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5 Things That Really Matter in Your Child’s Education (Homeschooling Moms, Read This.)

Raise a virtual hand if you can remember what year the American Revolution was fought? Can you find the length of the hypotenuse? Do you know what a hypotenuse is? What element on the Periodic Table is abbreviated Sn? What about Os? Can you identify an intransitive verb in a sentence? How about a diphthong? […]

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Rory Feek and the Beautiful Power of Love When God Writes Your Story

It may be that nothing has ever convicted me yet inspired me to love my husband more than these brief words from country music singer Rory Feek at his wife’s funeral. (If you haven’t followed the story of Joey’s fight with cancer, though it is sad, it is powerful and beautiful, their unwavering faith chronicled […]

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The Hard Truth: Self-Pity is Killing You & Your Family

Warning: transparency ahead. I pray it’s not too much. I had become more and more prone to self-pity, resulting in less joy, more frustration and a constant feeling of being overwhelmed. Oh I wouldn’t have called it self-pity. But the reality was that consciously or unconsciously, I blamed them–my kids or my husband for the way […]

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