Homeschooling: Will They be Ready for College?

  College Disclaimer: Before I answer if your homeschooling will make your children ready for college, my college disclaimer: I am not a fan of going to college just because you have graduated high school. It doesn't make sense to me to accrue debt and waste time without a clear focus and reason to attend college. Outside of ...

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Mom Hack: Spaghetti Sauce PACKED with Veggies (They Don’t Know!)

Mom Hack: Spaghetti Sauce PACKED with Veggies

A few months ago, our family began a different way of eating. Most of you have probably heard of the Mediterranean Diet (again, not really a diet, but way of eating.) It's doctor recommended for heart health, losing weight and overall health benefits. So far we are enjoying this way of eating. To be fair, we ...

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The Power of Children in Worship at Church

"They're distracting." "Moms need a break." "They can't understand." Sounds reasonable, but I believe with all my heart, children need to be smack dab in the middle of grown up worship, and we do them a great disservice to put them elsewhere. Children learn almost everything by experience and observation. Yet we take the one, most important ...

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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 Serve a Struggling Mom

In our quest to do the most important thing--SERVE--we can't overlook the overwhelmed mom. Most often she is a young mom with small children, but older moms have their own, different share of overload and stress, and desperately need encouragement too. Verbal Encouragement One of the greatest gifts you can give a struggling mom is the comfort ...

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5 Practical Ways to Serve the Grieving (A Serving Series)

My post, "How to Be Important" reminds us that the greatest thing we can do, as Christians, is serve. Jesus taught it, and then led by example. Serving is not a glorified activity in our culture and we really need to cultivate it as a top priority in our homes, leading by example and praying ...

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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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