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God Not Google

Where do you immediately turn when you need help? In this digital age, many of us grab our phone or computer.  We quickly Google a question to find out the…

The Beauty of Do-Overs

The second the words left my mouth, I knew I blew it. I had been working so hard to build trust with this little boy who had his heart broken…

Is Motherhood a Burden?

My thoughts lead me down a path that I do not believe I am intended to go, but the path stretches before me and elicits words my sinful heart aches…

Scratches on the Dining Table

This is a tale of two tables. A friend of mine has a unique dining table. It’s round with raised stools and has an interesting pattern etched into its surface….

31 Merry Christmas Gifts of Love and Service

Hustle and bustle … bells ringing … trees to trim … cookies to bake … gifts to buy?  Or should new traditions be born this year? Why not try something…

Thanksgiving Gratitude: Another Reason It’s So Important

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.  —H.U. Westermayer, author Grateful kids are…

The Importance of Building Character Part Three — Gratitude: The Seed of Contentment

It’s a scene that we’ve all witnessed and one that’s all too familiar to most moms: a screaming kid having a tantrum in the aisle of some store because he is…

The Written Word

When my children were just toddlers, I encouraged them to write. Most days my preschoolers had time where we would use our creative juices and let them flow all over…

Do Your Children Appreciate You?

Not likely; at least not most of the time. You’ve just taken them on a special outing. Or you set aside your agenda for a couple of hours to do something…

Having Vision for Who Your Children Will Become

I unloaded the dishwasher and listened as my girls giggled and chattered in the other room. They had dumped out the pieces of a board game, much too old for…

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