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Choosing the Good Part

Happily, I slipped into a chair next to another woman about my age and introduced myself. Her face lit up as she told me her name, and then she promptly asked me, “So, what do you do?” “I’m a mom!” I shared excitedly. “Ohhh, that’s nice,” she declared in her...

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Never Ending Day

Perhaps, though, their advice comes not from forgetfulness but from a deep realization of a truth that they wish someone had shared with them as they struggled through the tough seasons, always looking for this time to pass....

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Are We There Yet?

While traveling with our five kiddos, especially as they grew into the more adult-sized bodies, we had our share of car turmoil. Oftentimes I used those moments to assess character flaws, training needs, and my own lack of patience....

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A Scheduled Summer

I try hard to balance training children into young adults and allowing them to enjoy their childhood. Kids today grow up too fast, and if there's one thing I’m learning to appreciate in this season of life, it’s the cuddling up in a hammock and talking of nothing much....

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10 Tips for Online Safety

As the Internet becomes more and more accessible in our homes and on the go on our phones and tablets, it becomes increasingly important that we remain vigilant for the safety of ourselves and our children. Here are ten tips for Internet users to practice and for parents to teach...

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All Prodigals Here

The work of the Spirit in the human heart is nothing we can format, predict, or schedule. The Spirit moves as He will (John 3:8). The new birth is God’s doing alone—we can’t do anything to force it on either ourselves or our children (John 1:13). Knowing that ought to...

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Starting Fresh

All relationships are dysfunctional to some degree simply because all of us are imperfect sinners. Yet some are so deeply dysfunctional, even downright abusive, that the fallout from them can last a lifetime. Maybe you know that from experience. Now, you just want a fresh start, a chance to break...

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