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...

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...

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...

The Parenting Mistake You Didn't Even Know You Were Making

One of my biggest goals as a mother is to make sure my children know and feel that they are loved, valued, and appreciated. Read more...

Sometimes Brokenness is Good

As a Mom sometimes it is just so hard to admit that you are broken. Heart broken, spirit broken (okay, or maybe an emotional basket case!). This Mom job we have is tough. We have to make decisions on behalf of our children and many times they do not like it...or they HATE it. We’ve been going through such a time as this lately with our 16 year old. I always have high hopes that by this stage of “almost” adulthood that I don’t have to make too many more decisions for my kids, but then like a thunderstorm that comes out of nowhere and crashes down in the middle of your beautiful picnic an unfortunate decision is made. Read more...

Believe In Yourself

Have you been bullied? This is the cause of so much pain in our world, and I am here to put an end to it. That is why I wrote the book Bully Proofing You: Improving Confidence and Personal Value from the Inside Out.  My heart breaks every time someone gives up and is lost. It is my mission to end this tragic disease that is wrecking the lives of so many. Read more...

The Secret Life Of A Power Freak: Part 2

Last week I made an important confession to you: I am a power freak. And, I think you should be too. I’m going to be perfectly honest with you...the reason I NEED the Power of the Holy Spirit is because I am a wimp! I am happy to admit this! I spent so many years trying to pick myself up by the boot straps and keep a stiff upper lip; it took me many years to even learn what being weak and resting on the Lord and His Holy Spirit Power even really meant. You see I really thought that I had to work hard to put that smile on my face when I felt like screaming and crying. Read more...

Rethinking The Resolution

Four years ago I made a New Year’s resolution. Normally I’m not very good at them, but this one stuck. For the entirety of 2011 I was going to bake all of my bread from scratch. No store-bought dinner rolls, rustic artisan loaves, sandwich bread, or hamburger buns. They would come out of my oven, or we wouldn’t have them at all. And aside from a couple of moments when I was extremely crunched for time, I made it. I was pretty proud of my accomplishment. But I haven’t kept a New Year’s resolution since. Come to think of it, I’m not sure I’ve even made one. Read more...

The Secret Life Of A Power Freak: Part 1

I hope that you had a very Merry Christmas! The tinsel and paper is strewn everywhere and the hustle and bustle is now over. As we head into the New Year with new challenges and blessings ahead I’m ever aware of a great need I have. I am a total POWER FREAK! You probably would not have guessed this about me. You want to know something else? I try to teach my kids to be power freaks too! Read more...
  • Matthew 5:11

    • Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Read 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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    AllMomDoes_Stephanie said "Exactly, Kristina! But I hear ya---it is sooooo hard to get up that energy. I think getting to the gym is like 75% of th..." More

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