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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...
10 Prayers for Your Kids’ Purity

10 Prayers for Your Kids’ Purity

I recently wrote a post about helping our kids to be pure in the midst of a very impure world. One of the points I made in that post is the importance of praying for our kids’ purity. After all, prayer is always the best thing we can do for those we care about....
Getting Your Kids to Talk to You About Things That Matter

Getting Your Kids to Talk to You About Things That Matter

I pretty much adore my kids. And I think the feeling is mutual.  We enjoy being together, whether we’re working, relaxing, or being far more silly than is probably good for us. No matter what else we’re doing together, you can be sure that it’s...