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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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When God Packs Your Lunch

My mom packed a sack lunch for me daily for nearly my entire school career. (Thirteen years, three sisters, and my father… that’s a lot of lunches.) I believe the…

Step Six Out of Angry: Target Problem Areas

It’s been a good year on the anger front. On speculation, I’d say it has to do with: a)  The Holy Spirit. b) Having made it through more stressful times…

The 2014 Question

Looking around my table this past Thanksgiving, I took a long drink of that goodness that feels so deeply good. For me, it was the Thanksgiving of dreams: We were…

Ideas for Easier, Cheaper, More Generous Holidays

You probably already do this as a mom, but during the holiday season our evaluation becomes even more important: “Which is more valuable here–my money, or my time? My time…

Paperwork Pregnant

I am, as they say, “paperwork pregnant.” It wasn’t coursing hormones or a full bladder that stirred me this morning at 5:06, but a chirpy text alert from my cell…

8 Practical Ways to Parent with Grace

“You look festive!” My friend looked over my golf-ball-sized silver hoops, turquoise tank, knit plum skirt. It was one of my more art teacher-ish outfits. She was right: I love…

How to Raise Good Conversationalists

It was the dress rehearsal for “The Pirates of Penzance” at a local Christian school. A friend had asked me to pitch in on the stage makeup and I was…

Is Your To-Do List a Monster?

Something tells me I’m not the only one with a to-do list that’s got a lot more mileage than my day. You’ve been there. When my feet hit the un-vacuumed…

62 Things to Say to Make Your Husband Feel Great

Do you want to make your husband feel great? From sincere compliments to questions to help you understand your man better this list has 62 ways to do just that….

Chillin’ with My Husband: Time for a Plan

It was time: My husband and I took a night away just before the new year. We needed to pray, to plan, to think—both alone and together. We needed to…

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