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

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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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Chia Seed Brownie Bites

essential oil brownie bites

This time of year I always find myself setting new goals, getting organized, and revamping our meal planning. I set a goal recently to add one new “superfood” to our diet each month. I’ve had a growing list of interesting items that have been studied to have major health benefits. Making changes doesn’t have to… 

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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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