Teaching Your Kids to Ask Important Questions

As parents, we want our kids to make good choices. When they are very young, we make the majority of the decisions for them. As they grow up, mom and dad relinquish more and more of that responsibility. Whether it […]

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Reactive or Effective: How to Keep Your Cool

I threw a spoon across the kitchen the other day. It felt good for about two seconds and then regret sank in. My girls had been screaming and picking on each other all afternoon and I had reached my limit. “She's looking […]

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Unsung Heroes: Being a Role Model Outside the Spotlight

I bet most of you have never heard about Jonathan slaying a giant in the Bible, yet here it is: “And there was a again a war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand, and […]

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Ticked, Annoyed, Angry?

I woke up feeling fine. But my mood didn’t last long. Stewing over a situation I couldn’t change, I felt engulfed by negative emotions — I was ticked off, annoyed, and angry.  Grumpily telling my husband how irritated I was at the situation, he responded, “Well, […]

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Living a “Joshua 1:9” Life

When my daughter, Peyton, was eight, she was on a soccer team. She really struggled with being afraid of the ball for a long time, but I remember the day she seemed to have gotten past her fear and was really getting into […]

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Rethinking Our Wish List

“Make a list of everything you want in a future husband.” Today, this is a common recommendation. Rather than a list, however, many of us create an entire album of checklists, safeguards, and tests to determine who would be our perfect match. But I’ve […]

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