Courage

How To Be A Brave Mom Who Can Say No

Parachuting out of an airplane, rafting down class five rapids, taking four-year-old twins into Macy’s fine china department—scary stuff, huh? And yet many of us would rather jump out of…

Courage: the Backbone of Character

If we were to write a classified ad for a parent, one of the parts of the job description would be character building. It is a non-negotiable for any conscientious…

Mom Prayers for May – Choose Courage

Lord, help me set aside fear and choose courage as a mom. “And I looked and arose and said to the nobles and to the officials and to the rest…

Letting Your Husband Lead

I have to say it wasn’t always easy for me to let John lead. When he and I married in 1990, I was a single mom of a little boy….

What You Need Just When You Need It

When I left full-time work in July 2011 to focus on life at home with my kids, it was not an easy decision. At the time, I was making a…

Courageous Womanhood

When Courageous came out on DVD, it was the number one selling DVD in the country. That movie celebrates the roll and calling of men to step up and be…

Having Friends = Being a Friend

i.e. starting over in a new place… A few weeks ago we moved to a new city and state. Among other things, I mourned the loss of the close ties…

Moving to Africa

Because many of you have been with me as I have been “growing up” in my motherhood, I am elated (and only slightly terrified) to reveal the next chapter: We’re…

Building Character by Telling Your Stories

“Will you tell me another one, Mom?” My blonde-haired, blue-eyed son and I polished off peanut butter and jelly sandwiches while the younger kids pumped on the swing or happily…

Thoughts on Courage for Moms

Remember the lion in the “Wizard of Oz?” He was a lovable guy but thoroughly convinced he had no courage. Because he was easily frightened instead of being ferocious, he…

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