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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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An Easy Christmas Treat for Teachers and Neighbors

After I pulled this recipe out, I decided to hang up my apron, the banana bread, and oodles of Christmas cookies, and that, uh, “frosted” look on my kitchen and my kids….

The 13 Days of Christmas

I was goofing around with the kids the other night and actually made it through the entire “Twelve Days of Christmas,” complete with choreography from my high school madrigal days….

Giving: A New Kind of Shopping Spree

One of the feelings I hate is what I’ll call the after-Christmas glut. It’s a little like that feeling you can get after a Thanksgiving feast: I reeeeaaally ate too much. I…

The Destruction Zone

My poor house. I pull out my vacuum cleaner, and it’s covered with stickers. Still don’t know which child did that. But those are sparkly stickers, different from the foam…

When my Kids Take Care of Me

Last night’s interactions with my kids were through waves of mommy-exhaustion. And when I get tired, I lean towards being overly emotional, insecure, and task-driven. I overreacted when my son…

“Live” Nativity

A conversation with fellow MomBlogger Barbara Rainey this week was a good reminder for me. She mentioned that sometimes kids internalize a Bible story best when they act it out. Now,…

Baby, It’s Cold Inside

Someone mentioned to me once that a woman is like a thermostat: She sets the degree of warmth — the tone — of her home. I’ve been learning how true that…

Fall Fest

As soon as that azure blue sky of autumn met the cold snap of the air, I started getting excited. Signs for pumpkin patches and corn mazes lined the road,…

Simple “Souper” Suppers

Two simple soups—made from”souped-up” canned soup—to welcome autumn on a busy night! Thai Coconut Soup 2 14- to 19-ounce cans chicken noodle soup 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 teaspoons lime juice Simmer the soup and coconut (add…

Fall Recipes for a Sweet Tooth

Simple Pumpkin Muffins 1 box chocolate cake mix 1 can pumpkin Mix together and spoon into a muffin tin. Bake according to package directions for cupcakes. Your kids won’t taste…


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