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Parenting: Strong-Willed Children

Parenting: Strong-Willed Children
It's rainy weather here in the desert so I am pulling my flannels out. : )
Every so often, I feel inclined to write about parenting strong-willed kids.
I guess it's because I know how overwhelmed & exhausting it can be to parent a strong-willed child.
Over the years, I have had to learn different tools to parent my strong-willed child.
I try to remember... Read More

Seeing God in the Ordinary

Seeing God in the Ordinary
If I am being honest, some days feel ordinary or mundane.....endless chores, shuffling kids, countless errands, homework, activities....
Often times, I go through my days in scurry & hurry mode moving from task to task. Read More

Prayers for My Child's Mate

Prayers for My Child's Mate
I am not going to lie...equipping four boys to date and possibly get married freaks me out a little. I guess it's because I know that choosing a mate is their biggest life decision. I'm trying to pray often over their mates. Want to join me in praying for your children? Even if you have a five year old, it's never too early to pray. Read More

Submission of the Heart

Submission of the Heart
“For in the past, the holy women who put their hope in God also adorned themselves in this way, submitting to their own husbands” 1 Peter 3:5 (CSB)

Submission in my marriage used to be contingent upon my husband’s strengths and failures. A misplaced hope had knitted itself into my heart fueling my already opposing nature towards submission. Studying Biblical submission was transforming. Read More

Cast Your Burdens on the Lord

Cast Your Burdens on the Lord
Recently, I was going through my day thinking "what is wrong with me?"
I had come off a tiring week but I also realized that I was carrying the weight of some of my burdens.
Once I realized this, I talked to the Lord once again about my worries. Read More

Parenting: Providing a Safe Haven

Parenting: Providing a Safe Haven
One thing that was very important to me as my family was growing was for my children to love being in our home. All of us need a special place to feel safe and secure, but children especially need this. I wanted our home to be a haven from the harsh world. Read More

Obedience Requires Faith and Trust

Obedience Requires Faith and Trust
By Jesus' statement we can confidently say that He knew what was coming. The time had come. He accepted what He had been called to do and obeyed His Father. Do you wonder how could Jesus be so obedient? It's because He trusted in His Father's will. Read More

Has Someone Offended You?

Has Someone Offended You?
It is difficult to go through our days without being offended, isn't it? Whether that is from someone in our home, a close friend, at the office or by a complete stranger. And just as often as I get offended, I am probably blind to my own offenses. Ugh, I really hate that part of my humanity. Anyone else feel this way? Read More

Obedience Requires Perseverance

Obedience Requires Perseverance
In verse 41 Jesus told the disciples to keep watching and praying, that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Jesus knows that the enemy–and our own desires to satisfy self–will do everything possible to keep us from obeying. This provides yet another example of the war of the flesh and spirit. Jesus displayed for us in these verses His perseverance to obey.
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5 MORE Tips for a Mom of a College Student

5 MORE Tips for a Mom of a College Student
Dear Mom of a College Student,
Are you still struggling through this first month of your child or children being away at college? Do you find it a little difficult to adjust to the transition? I get it. I have been there. If you missed my first post for moms with five tips, you can find it on August 24th. In the meantime, here are five more tips to help with this new season of life for you and your young adult. Read More
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