A Season of Reflection

We are in a season of reflection and goal setting. During the holidays, I saw so many well-meaning articles. The titles vary but the gist is the same: “Don’t get so caught up in the madness of the season that you forget what really matters…” Do I agree with the sentiment? Absolutely. Have I figured out how to actually do it? Not really. Read more...

7 Things that Help Our Kids Get Along

Our kids fight, because they are NORMAL, but the other day, their Sunday school teacher commented on how much they care for each other. This teacher told my husband that she hopes her kids will someday love each other as much as ours do. Her sweet words really got me thinking. We are just your average family, with three kids, all close in age. They DO fight, but yes, on most days they really DO play together well. They are friends. They look after each other and even though my life feels crazy most of the time, I wouldn't have it any other way. I always hesitate to write posts like this because I never want to come across as having it all together. So, with the disclaimer that we are far, far, very, very, far from perfect, here are my Top 7 Things that Help Our Kids Get Along. Read more...

Need Some Help Navigating Those Education Decisions?

It’s that time of year. The time when all of a sudden you realize you need to make a decision on education for your child. It can be overwhelming! To help you out, we’ve put together some resources. Read more...

He Knows the Way I Take

How well do you know your children? As Moms I think it’s our job to know the heart of our child, just as God knows us. We should, to the best of our ability, know what makes them tick. Are you familiar with the story in the Bible about Job? If not here is a quick overview. (I mean really quick! This is very paraphrased!) Read more...

The Unusual Ways We Say I Love You

We teasingly called my mom “the bag lady” because she brought bags of stuff wherever she went. Her little car was always filled with bags. I called them her “in case” bags. Some held blankets in case she got stranded somewhere. Some held shoes in case the ones she was wearing hurt her feet. Some held a change of clothes “just in case she needed them” and some bags held books in case she got bored. The problem was that whenever I gave a party, my mom was always the first to arrive with her arms full of bags. Into my clean house she’d come, set down her bags, and unload them into my living room. Read more...

The Kindergarten Transition: Tougher Than You Think

It was February of last year. February 3rd, to be exact. I was looking at my son's picture on my office wall it hit me - he'd be starting kindergarten in the fall. I began counting the months backward...hmmm...kindergarten will start in September, but the kids let out in June, so open houses will probably be sometime in May and registration will be March/April timeframe. Incredibly proud of myself, I picked up the phone to get the exact date in March that I'd need to register Conlan for school. I was more than a month early. I imagined they probably gave out awards for parents as organized as myself. Read more...

What Our Girls Need More Than Anything

She almost burst with enthusiasm, as she pulled her first preschool report card out of her folder. We were about to make lunch and she looked at me, asking if we could go over it together after she ate. Setting the bread to the side, I walked over to the couch, sat down in the sun and asked her to join me. Read more...

Your Generosity Made A Difference

WOW! Thanks to your generosity during our annual Christmas campaign, we were able to provide Angel Tree the funds to reach 3,366 children with a gift and the Gospel! Angel Tree ministers to the families of men and women in prison year ‘round with mentoring and camping opportunities. If you’d like to find out more about this wonderful ministry, go to www.angeltree.org. Read more...

Personal Size Bean Pizzas

With sports in full swing and life flying by at break neck speed at my house, I can’t stress enough how important it is to eat well and find at least 10 ~ 15 min. a night to look each other in the face at the dinner table and catch up on “the happenings” in each other’s lives. Read more...

Comparisons

A few weeks ago I was watching my grandkids so their mommy could go to an appointment. We planned to meet up with her later at the local Target store. My granddaughter asked if she could choose her own outfit and I agreed. I really wish I had a better picture to show you because the outfit she chose was truly … umm, hideous. She had on an orange floral dress, royal blue patent leather shoes, a grey sweater, lots of gaudy plastic beaded jewelry, and a huge blue butterfly pinned to her hair. Read more...
  • Hebrews 1:2

    • In these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. Read More

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    Kristina Slaney said "We do a lot of talking through the rough moments. My kids are nearly 4 years apart, so it's easy to reason with the big..." More
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    Valerie said "Thank you for this humorous story...it is so funny how quick we, as women, are to compare ourselves to others at times. ..." More
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    Kristina Slaney said "A couple weeks ago I read on Jon Acuff: "Comparing yourself to others leads to arrogance or shame, but never happiness."..." More