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6 Characteristics of True Friends

6 Characteristics of True Friends

I recently attended a seminar entitled Becoming a Tech-Savvy Parent. It was enlightening to me as a mom who’s doing her very best to help her kids navigate the often treacherous waters of technology in today’s world. Yes, there are many dangers lurking on...
A Scripture To Pray For Your Kids Every Day

A Scripture To Pray For Your Kids Every Day

As a Christ-follower, I know you’re praying for the kids in your life. Your children. Your grandchildren. Nieces and nephews. Students. Maybe even the children of your friends. There are countless things we could pray the children we love, aren’t there? If...
Parents & Kids: Can They Be Friends?

Parents & Kids: Can They Be Friends?

What do you think? Can parents and kids be friends? My own views on this subject have changed quite a bit over the years. I recently shared about this shift at Intoxicated on Life. Here’s an excerpt: Once upon a time, I would’ve said that I didn’t want to be my...
Dreaming Bigger and Better for Your Kids

Dreaming Bigger and Better for Your Kids

“When I grow up, I want to be a policeman!” My heart swelled a little at his words. While it’s always been a noble profession, working as a police officer has perhaps never been more dangerous. Still, I would be honored to have my son serve his...
10 Ways to Share Your Faith During the Holidays

10 Ways to Share Your Faith During the Holidays

The one thing that’s central to my life is the gospel of Jesus Christ. “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and was buried and rose again according to the Scriptures.” (I Corinthians 15:3-4) This central truth is what shapes my...
Grateful Kids, Entitled World

Grateful Kids, Entitled World

Much has been said on the subject of gratitude, from Christians and non-Christians alike. Research has shown that cultivating a thankful heart brings many benefits, including improved physical health, emotional well-being, and quality of sleep. People who are...
A Parent’s Guide to Speaking Life to Your Kids

A Parent’s Guide to Speaking Life to Your Kids

Not being very athletic, I was never involved in sports as a kid. (Unless you include playing my flute in the pep band. Which I’m guessing you probably don’t. Yeah, me neither.) Having a few of my own kids playing football and soccer this fall, I’m...
Teaching Kids Biblical Principles for Entertainment

Teaching Kids Biblical Principles for Entertainment

Sometimes in parenting, you look back and see that by God’s grace, you caught an opportunity you almost missed. You see, one of my primary goals as a Christian mama is to teach my kids biblical principles that will guide them in big ways and small for the rest...
When Your Calling Comes to an End

When Your Calling Comes to an End

I can’t remember the last time I typed a post through tears. Until now. You see, my kids are starting school tomorrow. And no, I’m not the mom crying tears of joy. I’m the homeschooling mom who kind of thought this day would never come. Because even...
Helping Your Kids Cope With a World Crisis

Helping Your Kids Cope With a World Crisis

Lately it seems as though we can barely make it through an entire week without hearing about a world crisis. Whether it’s terrorism or genocide, civil unrest or economic turmoil, the world is increasingly turbulent. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I...