Prayer

When You Feel Like Giving Up

One of my children is currently testing my patience to the max. The other day, it had been an especially trying day, and I was feeling ready to pull my…

Helping Kids Deal With Their Fears, Part II

Editor’s note: Last week, Janel wrote about a situation with her daughter and how she and her husband dealt with her fears. Click here to read part one, and read…

Making Wise Choices as a Mom Instead of Foolish, Selfish Choices

Are there foolish choices you need to stop making? There’s a connection between foolishness and selfishness. Yes, some foolish choices are made out of ignorance (don’t we all ask our…

Prayers at Bedtime … Anytime

I’d like to know what happened to those sweet little night-night times … those precious times of reading books, singing songs and saying prayers. Now it’s more like wailing and…

Praying With And Talking To Your Kids

In the early days when my girls were in preschool and kindergarten, endless car rides loomed in front of us. Day after day, we repeated the same routine on the…

Holding My Faith Firmly Instead of My Children

In the past 24 hours I’ve had the opportunity to talk to two of my children – my high school sophomore and my 6th-grader – about their faith. It was…

Five Ways to Draw Your Little One Closer to God

We all want to raise good kids.  We want our children to be kind and compassionate, loving and forgiving. How in the world do we teach them these things???  From my…

Peace in Everything and Anything

I’ve often referred to my life as “joyful chaos.” I’ve been exceedingly blessed with five children—five boisterous people who make my life beautiful. But I have one little person in particular who…

Helping Kids Understand, Recognize, and Face Temptation

A tearful friend recently shared about her child’s struggle with an issue. Her face fell as she relayed how her child had succumbed to temptation. My heart broke for the…

My Adult Children

“Lord, teach me how to pray for my adult children. I know You are greater than anything they face. Thank You that my prayers for them have power because You…

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