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Janel Breitenstein

Janel Breitenstein

Janel Breitenstein graduated summa cum laude from John Brown University and began her career with NavPress, where she worked on The Message Bible. She is a mother of four and she and her family served as missionaries to Uganda for five years.  Janel has continued using her gift of writing by serving as a writer and editor and you can read more from her at A Generous Grace.


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A Little Marital Weed-Killing

Huh. Easier said than done. This year, the kids are out there “helping” me, which can occasionally mean two steps forward and one step back, but at least that means two…

Baby Love

My youngest son, now 10 months, was stripped to his diaper in the half-dark the other night, perched on his changing table. It was one of those moments where I…

Prayer Post-Its

I think one of the most eternal things I do every day happens when I lay my little guy in his crib. At some point with my kids, I began praying for them…

Nine Ideas for Coping When Dad Travels

My husband’s gone this week. Thankfully, it doesn’t happen often. With the morning I was having when he left, I was in tears by the time he hit the interstate. I can tend to get a little…

Motherhood is a Contact Sport

I went to a girls’ night out the other night, and I had to laugh inside, as I often do. Remember the time of your life when talking about poop…

Code M

“May I please get out?” At my request, my two-and-a-half-year-old had rephrased “I want to get out,” as in, of the shopping cart. I hefted him to the floor as…

Black History Month — and Me

Posters pressed to the large windows at Barnes & Noble reminded me that it is Black History Month. Now that I have a kindergartner for whom I’m responsible, what has…

Give like You Mean It

Sometimes I give but I really don’t. Scenario #1: I’ll tell my husband, for example, to go enjoy a night out on his own — no kids or work to…

Your Kid Can Do What?

There I was, sitting on the carpet with another mom, and it snuck up on me again: The Comparison Game. She was talking about some new program she’d bought for…

Little Kids and a Lonely Mom

Want to know something that’s surprised me about motherhood? Isolation. I used to arrive home from my 40-hours-a-week in the workplace to welcomed silence. Now, in my new 168-hours-a-week job…

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