Momma, Keep On Learning

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My mom got her master’s degree in Bible study at age 62! I want to be like her when I grow up! I’ve watched my mom study the Bible my whole life. I’ve also watched her educate herself for her job. I vividly remember my mom sitting at our dining room table hammering typewriter keys, practicing… 

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Shepherding Teens

Shepherding Teens

When I was pregnant with our third child, my husband asked me in bewilderment, “How will we do bedtime?” At the time it seemed to me a ridiculously silly question. “We’ll just do it,” I thought, exasperated. As parents, we sometimes do what we must to survive. I soon realized that having more than one… 

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When Your Kid Stops Believing

my believing

My 16-year-old son came home from spending a week at a renowned Christian camp and announced that he didn’t know if he believed  in God anymore.  Not the thing a mom would expect to hear within five minutes after getting in the car with the kid who was just high-fived by the entire coach bus of students… 

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A New Focus on Intentional Parenting

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I am writing this post as a challenge to myself.  I have to be honest with you and with myself.  There have been way too many days lately where I after I put C to bed, I realized we didn’t have any intentional time together just for fun.  There may have been moments that we… 

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Sheltering the Heart of Your Tween

Sheltering the heart of your tween - Amy Schuff

She’s got one huge freckle precisely under her left eye. I just know it’s going to grow and grow and become a sincere beauty mark once she becomes an adult. Her lashes are much longer than mine, even when I have mascara on, and her nose is a perfect little tan button. Her legs are like… 

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Finding My Simplicity

Managing Your Blessings

Slowly, perhaps painfully, we discover for ourselves that our struggle against unhealthy egoism and self-centeredness, against the materialism and acquisitive individualism of our society, against the apathy and the indifference of our culture, is really a struggle about just who we are and who it is we hope to become. – M. Shawn Copeland Which is… 

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4 Fears to Overcome When Parenting Tweens & Teens

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When our children are young, the guidance we provide is very tangible. Dangers are obvious, and saying “no” is part of daily life. However, as our children enter the tween years and develop their own judgement, setting rules and guidelines gets more complicated. As Christian parents, we must be watchful for our motives when setting… 

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