How To Tackle the New Year When You Want to Do ALL THE THINGS at Once (Practical Steps)

Type A. Dreamer. Visionary. Whatever you call it, I’m one of those. Are you? (Long lines kill you a little inside. Patience: not your super power. To everything there is a purpose. Otherwise, what’s the point? (There’s isn’t one, see?) ) It has its perks, but oh boy, does it have its pitfalls too. Like wishing your vision of how things should be can happen RIGHT NOW. ALL AT ONCE. The new year is always an exciting time for me, but I have […]

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Real Truth Leads Us to Repentance–Be Careful of Your Teachers

“We avoid saying things that might make people feel uncomfortable”, the pastor said.  Which is why Sandy loves one of the fastest-growing churches in her area.  She visits both campuses, depending on which weekend she stays with her boyfriend.  (True story, told by “Sandy”, casually, unabashedly, to another Christian.) There is a new gospel taking the church by storm.  But, it’s not new at all. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to […]

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Merry Christmas Sweet Friends!

Merry Christmas from the Crawfords! Merry Christmas to all you sweet, precious ladies and friends across blog land! I apologize for being so quiet here lately. It’s simply a busy, full life I live, and blogging has had to take a back seat for a time. Our family is doing very well, and the Lord has brought so much good to us this year through healing of relationships, a new grand baby, some new business ventures, and just a constant […]

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How to Handle Sibling Disputes

It’s no secret…if you have children at home, especially if they’re together all day, you deal with a certain amount of wrong attitudes and strife.  (If you don’t, email me please.) For me, this is probably THE hardest part of our daily struggles.  It seems I never know quite how to handle it.  Sometimes I think it best to let them settle  minor disputes instead of refereeing every incident.  But other times I feel it an important part of teaching […]

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Grab Our (amazing, natural, fabulous) Skin Care Gift Set @ $10 off Retail! Hurry Before They’re Gone!

Girls, you may remember a while back when I posted about my new business on Amazon–Avalee Natural Skin Care now, White and Lea. I’m getting incredibly amazing feedback from customers (I’ll post just a few below) who are seeing real results in their skin. As in, fewer lines and wrinkles and a brighter face! Well for Christmas, I’ve bundled the 3 stars of the show together in a beautiful organza bag with a lovely gift tag, all ready for you to give […]

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Parenting Against the Grain: How Do I Teach Them to Serve?

The older I get, the more I realize how “against the grain” living the Christian life is.  Against the culture’s grain, and even against the grain of my flesh. We have to constantly weigh our own thoughts, feelings and tendencies against the wisdom of Scripture.  In truth, we must ultimately fall more in love with our Savior, and less in love with ourselves, with the approval of men, and with what the world calls happiness. As I was reading the passage […]

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I Have Some Baby News

Well, I’m a little late posting this news, but I’ve been a bit busy BEING A GRANDMA! Actually, my official Grandma name is “Lovey.” And I am loving every minute of it.  Watching your baby have a baby naturally is not the most fun experience, but she did great! I told her “Next time, one of us is getting drugs.” They are doing great and Bria is making a great mama. What a delight to watch! A few pics for you:    […]

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Why I Let My Daughter Take A Video Before Math

“Don’t do that–you haven’t done your ‘school’ yet.” I’ve been guilty of saying that before. But no more. Math (or whatever subject) is a small part of the big picture, and I’m DONE with our society treating these few things (the curriculum) like they are paramount to these other hundreds of amazing things. And you should be too. So this morning my daughter wanted to make a cool video about her bath bombs (Brooklyn Bombs, to be exact). The one’s she’s […]

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A Mother’s Main Job (& How to Do it Each Day)

A parent has many jobs, can I get an Amen? But do you know what THE most important job, hands down, for any Christian parent is? Discipleship. In fact, that’s the primary job Jesus left all of us to do (Matthew 28:19) as Christians, so how much more is this command given to parents, backed up with the commission to “train and nurture them in the admonition of the Lord?” We all agree on the principle. But how to do […]

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Watch My Session Today About Getting Rid of Homeschool Stress at the Homeschool Teaching Summit

  Is Homeschooling Stressing You Out? Kelly Crawford, 10:30 AM CST • A Closer Look at “School” vs. “Education” Jesus • How traditional “schooling” doesn’t work • Educating your children effectively AND stress-free Register Now to Watch for Free Need a homeschool-year-energy-boost? The Homeschool Teaching Summit (a free online event October 16-21) will bring you exclusive, Christ-centered encouragement, parenting help, and life-balance guidance to refresh your excitement for the homeschooling journey, equip you with practical teaching tools, and transform your vision for […]

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