Category: motherhood/family/parenting

Feminine Glory is Fruitful: Documentary Inspiring Women to Build Fruitful Homes & Lives

As Christian women look across a cultural landscape fraught with anger, confusion and evil, we can become really discouraged; we can also feel at a loss when it comes to fortifying our children against the ideologies that wage war with Scripture. A new documentary "Eve in Exile" powerfully and simply addresses how Christian women can live ...

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Becoming a Military Family (Our Son is a Marine!) & Advice for Military Moms

Last December, my son told us he had decided to enlist in the Marine Corps. I was really shocked because years ago, when I mentioned the military for him, he was adamantly opposed. However, various experiences brought him to a place where he desired greater discipline and more challenges for himself, and once we ...

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Serving Family: The Obvious, Missed Opportunity

In the third (and possibly last) of the series on serving, I can't fail to talk about the most obvious--our home and family. And because it's the most obvious, it's the most overlooked. If Jesus said that serving was the most important human act and will receive a great reward, how can service to our family--the ...

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How to be Important

It's not a new thing to want recognition, to feel important. Two of Jesus's disciples asked him to make them great. Just straight out asked. And His reply can not be underestimated. "...whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all." Serving. We are ...

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5 Tips to Raising Teenagers When it’s Harder Than You Thought

Remember when our kids were little, and sleep was scarce, and needs were enormous? Now we call those the good days. And every mom I know will attest to this: "No one told us it gets harder as they get older." Raising teenagers is a big, fun, scary job. But here are a few things I'm ...

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New Year News & Let’s Blog Again?

It's been pretty quiet here for quite a while! Other than a few new posts over the last year, I've mostly recirculated older content on social media from time to time. There are several reasons for the quiet season, not the least of which is just being a busy mama (and Lovey!) We are still plugging ...

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What is “Morning Time” and Why is it So Powerful?

I've always implemented "morning time" in our homeschool, and guarded it passionately. But the book, Morning Time, A Liturgy of Love, has been a tremendous blessing to our family, confirming why it's so important, explaining what it is, and loaded with ideas AND actual resources right in the book for your morning time! She has ...

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Purposeful Home or Hollow House?

Go ahead and do yourself a favor and read A Place to Eat, Sleep, & Watch (Emptiness in the Modern Household) It is a wonderfully written response to a New York Times article entitled, The Pandemic Created a Child-Care Crisis. Mothers Bore the Burden. For years, my heart has longed to create a purposeful, productive home, ...

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Will Our Children Grow up to Defend the Faith?

Often, once kids leave home, they are bombarded by different ideas and beliefs, and have their faith challenged by questions to which they don't have the answer. It has been discouraging to watch a number of friends deal with the grief of seeing their children walk away from the faith, or adopt beliefs we believe to ...

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“I Was Abused” (The Problem with a Victim Mentality)

I haven't forgotten the day. My dad glared at me, then threw the door stop across the room. He stormed out and that was it. The next day, he acted normal.

I was accustomed to such volatile cycles. Things had been bad for a while. I had learned to survive in an environment where authority was ...

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