Prayer

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…

Praying Scripture Over Your Children

I was just dropping my then-12-year-old Lexi off at pottery class, but found myself faced with an unexpected and unsettling dilemma. Each month, the pottery studio featured an art display…

Praying For Your Children

Maybe I started the day she ran away. I’d placed Lexi in her room for a “time out” and five minutes later the doorbell rang. A woman I’d never seen…

Disappointed, Don’t Be God Has a Plan

This week my heart had a small version of what many of you experience on a much larger scale. I carted my adorable (there is a consensus on that), squirmy…

I Am Mad and I Want To Be Mad

Confession time. Sometimes I want to fester in my anger. “Grrrr, my head is about to explode off of my body!” That’s what I have been known to say in…

Give Your Kids this Keepsake

“Debbie, be sure you write down the cute things Taylor and Lauren say and do.” I remember my mother’s advice like it was yesterday although it was 33 years ago….

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