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A Prayerful Change

I was able to stand confident in my decisions as long as I remained consistent in prayer. And in the process, my children also learned a little about the importance of praying through each decision and letting the Lord lead, even when it means great change....

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The Education of Our Daughters

If education is only about career training, then what’s the point of Shakespeare? Or English lit? Or history? And if you’re only going to be flipping burgers or spending your days changing the oil in cars at the Jiffy Lube, why do we have you in school for twelve years...

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Life Skills Practice for Elementary

Children don't automatically become efficient in organization or in keeping up with chores, no matter how many checklists, fun charts, or lectures we hand down to them. But, as your child progresses from elementary age to middle school, she will begin to understand the reasons underlying the foundation you've laid...

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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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