Grandchildren

Joys of Summer: Cousin Camp

We just finished our annual cousin camp-one of the great joys of summer. Each summer my husband John and I have our grandchildren- ages four and older to our little…

A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Small

The little feet pin glinted on the woman’s lapel. The feet and toes were tiny. It was as if a fairy had landed upon her blouse, left gold footprints, and…

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…

The Noble Task of Motherhood

Back in my teens, my high school stopped offering home economy classes. No one wanted to take them. Why? Most young women believed home ec was for unambitious girls who…

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…

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…

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