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8 Ways to Give Your Kids the Spectacular this Christmas

Does all the commercialism surrounding Christmas bother you? Do you want to keep your heart and your children’s hearts focused on the true meaning of Christmas? It’s possible. How? Focus…

Keeping Christmas Fresh

As I walked through the airport, I was surprised to see my gate decorated with several flags.  There were glass cases along the walls filled with all sorts of medals…

Gratitude 101

Five boys. Five loud, active boys with their own unique personalities and preferences. Personal tastes, too. So at dinner a week or two ago, several of them expressed those preferences…

Count Your Blessings, Dancing!

Last night I danced. I put on the Bluetooth speaker, cranked up the songs, grabbed an 11-year old who happened to be walking through the kitchen, and we danced.  She…

How Can I Teach My Son to Be a Leader?

In the book of Judges, we see that the Lord raised up judges. These judges were men that God called, He gave them His spirit, and qualified them for the…

How Traditions Help You Instill Sexual Purity Into Your Children

Strangest headline ever? I have something really profound to share with you about traditions. Let me back up a few years to when my children were much smaller and I…

Encouragement For Moms Of Children With Learning Disabilities or ADHD

“Jake says he isn’t completing his schoolwork because he doesn’t know the alphabet.” I couldn’t believe what my son’s kindergarten teacher said. Six-year-old Jake could sing the alphabet song, loved…

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

Let’s say you’re on a playdate, and another child offers a colorful presentation of precisely how not to behave. The parent is busy in conversation. Do you: A. Make sure,…

Texting Leads to Discontent

Our dear friends have a son who was a handful. He experimented with drugs and alcohol. Upon graduating from high school he gladly announced that he heard if you sign up for…

2 Words to Power Up Your Parenting: “Yes, After”

“Pick up your toys. Who left this glass on the coffee table? Hang up your jacket. No, not now.”  Do you ever feel like a parrot; repeating the same words…

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