Grandchildren

How Jesus Was Coached: Tips on Coaching Your Kids

Have you ever thought about how little Jesus was coached? No, I’m not talking about on the soccer field or the baseball diamond. I’m talking about how his earthly parents,…

Haste The Day

We kneel with each of you in prayer for the children … and their parents. Our hearts ache for the young lives, and indeed every life, lost in the harrowing…

6 Ways You Can Help a Mom of Multiples

My early days with Twin A and Twin B (as the hospital called them) bring back a lot of memories, mostly vague. There wasn’t much sleep happening in those days,…

5 Ways to Pray for Your Child When You Don’t Know Where to Start

In the introduction to 31 Days of Prayer for My Child, Allison Yates Gaskins says “No one knows innately how to be a good mom. Every one of us is…

Say Nothing at All

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3 NIV One of the greatest things the Lord has done for us is giving…

Teaching My Child to Avoid Idolatry

The notion of idolatry sometimes seems like a foreign, Old Testament concept, yet it’s all around us. And I’m not only referring to worshiping statues. The other day Eldest turned on one…

Lead With Grace, Don’t Chase With Anger

This morning, as I walked Rachel into school, I heard one of the teachers yelling as she worked the carpool line. On and on she griped that several children neglected…

I Am Not a Grace-Filled Woman

Every day when I wake up I am reminded of the undeserved grace that God has shown me, and the fact that the only reason I can face each morning…

Exit Bitterness

My mother and grandmother had a contentious relationship. I say “relationship” very gingerly. As a youth the divorce of her parents put a wedge between them that would last until…

Meltdown Management

“Nothing’s wrong!” So says my daughter’s voice, but her body language betrays her. Something about the glaring, stomping, creased-forehead, teary look tips me off. Rapid meltdowns are nothing new for…

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