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Stepmoms, Do It For Jesus

“Laura, I just got a call from my 22-year-old stepdaughter, Cassie,” my coaching client, Dena, stated. “I haven’t heard from her in four years. She and her dad talk occasionally,…

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…

Keep It Simple Mom

It was everything I dreamt of and absolutely nothing I could have imagined. I opened my eyes, popped straight up in my bed and sat quietly as the tears began…

Dropping Nets and Catching Blessings

I’m a picture person.  A visual learner. I understand things better if I can get a picture of it in my head. Today God gave me quite a profound picture….

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…

Our Kids and Our Worries

Moms have a tendency to worry about their children – in all seasons of life. I remember when I was a mom to little kids, I assumed my older empty…

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…

Fall is Here … and that Means Wardrobe Changes

I used to look forward to the first nip in the air, the first leaves on the ground, the first browning of the cactus (I grew up in the desert),…

Living in a Cracker Box

Sometimes I feel like I’m living in the bottom of an old cracker box—full of crumbs and cracker dust. Seriously, everywhere I look is a preponderance of dust and dog…

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