Praying for Success

When You Want to Succeed

How do you teach motivation? What do you do with that difficult child? The one who will have her own way. No matter what. We learned long ago we can’t make her do anything she doesn’t desire to do. We’ve lectured and talked until we’re blue. I tried, unsuccessfully, to compare/contrast intrinsic and extrinsic motivation…. 

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Happen to Your Holidays

Happen to Your Holidays

  Happen to Your Holidays A new season is upon us, and this year I am a mom on a mission. Far too often the holidays come amidst an already busy winter season. In the midst of the busy, Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas get shelved for next year as time once again slips away. From… 

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Forgetting to Say Thank You

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Thanksgiving is about expressing gratitude.  It’s a time to reflect on the things we have been given, the things we have been kept from, and the things the Lord has removed from our lives. To get into the spirit of the holidays, we moms typically create daily exercises of gratefulness by making lists of what… 

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Scripture Memorization Series: Philippians 4:8

Memorizing Scripture: A Monthly Series James 1-8 || ManagingYourBlessings.com

Hey, girls! Welcome back to our Scripture Memorization Series! This month we are talking about Philippians 4:8 (NKJV): Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is… 

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Giving Thanks When Life Is Hard

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Background photo: Siddharth Mallya/Wikimedia Commons Last week I began planning our unit study on Thanksgiving.  I decided that I really want to take it slow and approach this holiday from all angles.  It is so important that my daughter learns to be thankful.  I decided we should memorize a verse on thankfulness.  I was going… 

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Develop a Lifestyle of Thanksgiving

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Develop a Lifestyle of Thanksgiving As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, we begin to take inventory of all the many blessings that the Lord has given to us. It’s a beautiful thing to see people take the entire month of November to post “30 Days of Thankfulness” via Facebook, and I’m not belittling that,… 

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Changing Christmas

Changing Christmas - 3 commitments I'm making to my family this holiday season

In the age of Pinterest parties, perfectly Instagrammed houses, and chain stores decorating for Christmas in the beginning of October, we can easily get swept up in what this season “should” look like. I’m guilty of it, too — of longing for a “gorgeous” Christmas season. The decorations are over-the-top beautiful, trimmed with hand-dipped gold… 

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