Category: motherhood/family/parenting

Do We Live in Blind Faith? (Psst..It’s the only Faith That’s Real)

Faith might be a buzz word of Christianity, but so few of us know that real, living, pray-for-daily-bread kind of faith that we read about in Scripture and in the stories of the saints of the past. Perhaps our comforts have moved us beyond the need to trust like that. If you've never read the story of ...

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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 ...

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All of Parenting is a Gracious Rescue (and we are not the savior of our children)

Paul Tripp's video, Mirror of Sin & Means of Grace: Parents are Works in Progress Too  hit me right in the heart. I may have cried, then wrote letters of apology to my adult children. Do yourself a huge favor and watch it. Then come back and talk to me. Cause I'm feeling a little ...

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God is Just Using Us

One of my greatest epiphanies as a mother who often feels overwhelmed was reading about Moses.  I shared my epiphany in the post, Moses and Motherhood:  The Beauty of Broken Vessels. Today I had to rally up that same courage again so I gave myself a shot in the arm with a condensed version. Maybe you ...

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Remembering the Importance of the Seemingly Unimportant at Home

You'd think I would remember. I've been cherishing and talking about HOME for so long. But we get busy and we forget. I do anyway. I forget how important are the hundreds of little things that make home what it is. That the atmosphere of a home subtly, slowly and profoundly shapes our children as they ...

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How to Raise a Snowflake (An Overly Sensitive, Easily Offended Person Who Struggles with Life)

By the new definition of what it means to be a snowflake, it feels like we're living in a winter wonderland, where it truly makes one wonder, "How did we get here?" Maybe you've noticed that we live in a time more than ever where feelings rule and the main rule is that anything or anyone ...

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Your Job is Not to be Amazing. So Just Stop Trying.

I saw it again, a mom's post of her daughter's birthday party, complete with (real, live) Disney Princesses, a speechlessly beautiful 3-tier cake, all the bouncy things and a Pinterest-perfect atmosphere. And it WAS beautiful and amazing. And I'm sure her daughter loved it. And no, there is nothing wrong with an amazing birthday party. But ...

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Loving the Strength of a Wife & Mother (And Don’t Blush About Your Dreams)

I know there have been lots of crickets here lately. What to say? Life is super full and I don't get around to writing like I used to. But let me just tell you...when I saw this piece come across my Facebook feed, I HAD to share it with you. Do not click away. Read ...

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Helping Our Children Walk in Wisdom…Self Control

"Ponder all the life-implications of a well-controlled adult and see if he will not look back on his devoted mother with all the gratitude his life can muster and attribute to her the bulk of his earthly successes!" Mothering became a full time job I knew I had to devote my life to when I began ...

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The Fastest Way to be a Better Parent

Even a daily reminder is not enough--I need an hourly one, to remember that I'm not parenting just to survive the day or to create the most comfort for myself. I am parenting for the future, for my grandchildren--waging war against the one, masquerading as light, who wants to destroy my children. That sober realization is ...

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