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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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31 Really-Think-About-It Questions to Boost Your Parenting

Feeling passionate about parenting? If you’d genuinely like a shot in the arm for your parenting, perhaps these questions can get you started. But remember (overachievers beware!): Their effectiveness is…

Help! I Married an Introvert: Tips for Engaging the Strong, (more) Silent Type

Yup. My husband is an Introvert—capital “I”. Let me be clear: The guy loves people! His job is, for the most part, taking care of them. But this also means…

20 More Ideas for Raising Globally-Minded Kids

My parents have four children, and we reside on four different continents: My sister teaches art in England, one aids refugees on the Thai-Burmese border, one is changing her world in the…

20 Ideas for Raising Globally-Minded Kids

My parents have four children, and we reside on four different continents: My sister teaches art in England, one aids refugees on the Thai-Burmese border, one is changing her world in the…

Knowing My Child’s “Holes”

It was last week when I put the pieces together regarding my daughter. I’d been praying for my kids one morning out of While They Are Sleeping: 12 Character Traits…

Please, Don’t Let Them Ask Me That!

“Mom, what’s pornography?” The question was posed frankly by my 10-year-old while my kids and I were about the business of dinner clean-up—rinsing dishes, popping plastic containers of leftovers closed….

Is It Ever Okay to Tell Him He’s Not Good at Something?

“I hate spelling. I’m a bad speller.” That’s what eeked out from my son’s down-turned, sun-bleached head this week as he and I labored through the words on his spelling…

7 Habits of Parents Whose Kids Solve Problems

It was a moment that changed my parenting. “Whenever we asked my dad what a word meant,” my husband explained, “we got the dictionary and looked it up together.” Yep,…

Avoiding Burnout: 31 Tips for Entering the No-Fry Zone

Author’s note: Some of you know that I struggle painfully with overcommitting, overworking, and a number of other (uh, prideful, fearful, faithless …) related issues that cost me and the…

8 Ideas to Teach Our Kids to Say “Yes” to Discernment … and “No” to Judging Others: Part II

Last week, I wrote about practical ways we can teach our children to be discerning without being judgmental. If you missed Part I, you can find it here. Now on with…

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