Category Archives: Parenting

Beginning Again

Today, I will begin again. Heavy sigh. Can I be honest with you? First thing in the morning, I almost never get up and spend time with the Lord, although I would tell you He is my first priority.  Instead … Continue reading

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Have Books, Will Travel

It was just a four-hour jaunt to St. Louis for a family weekend, but I was prepared to be educated, entertained and inspired along the way. Four books accompanied me, each one distinct from the others.  I’m sure I’ll write … Continue reading

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“Mommy, you look beautiful!”

“Mommy, you look beautiful,” my almost 5-year-old said once again.   I had no make-up on; my hair was not clean and smartly styled; I did not feel beautiful AT ALL, but in her eyes, I was beautiful. Allison constantly uplifts … Continue reading

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CHANGE – It’s Not Rocket Science!!!

I have a sign hanging on the white board to my right that says, “IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!” Above that, it lists three relatively simple things I could do to change my life and that of our family. Daily time … Continue reading

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They are listening…

    “I’M SO JEALOUS,” a little voice exclaimed from the back seat.  I was startled, caught off guard, because jealousy is the opposite of the character traits we are trying to instill in our children!   I don’t even remember … Continue reading

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Table Talk…for Families

“If you could open the back door to your house and step out into the perfect backyard, what would that yard be like?  Be as specific as you can.” This was the question we discussed around the table tonight.  Tom … Continue reading

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Family Devotions…

FAMILY DEVOTIONS. What image does that phrase evoke for you?  Do you smile as your think of your own family habits?  Do you cringe knowing that you’re not doing what you probably should be doing?  Did you think, “I have … Continue reading

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Care needed

Rounding the corner of our house last night, I was surprised and awed by the beautiful irises in bloom. The spectacular flowers totally caught me off guard because I  had completely forgotten they were even there.  They were planted along … Continue reading

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