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Give Them Grace – Chapter 4

This week, we’re in Chapter 4 of the Give Them Grace book club. To join us, all you need is a copy of Give Them Grace. After that, read these posts: Book Club Announcement Foreword and Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3       Join us in the Family Discipleship Facebook Group for […]

Remember the hard stuff...

Remember The Hard Stuff To Give Hope For The Future Stuff

Isn’t it funny how certain smells and tastes, and even songs, can take us back to a certain time in our lives? For my husband it is the scent of Bath ‘n Body Works “Sweet Pea” lotion that brings him back to our wedding day and honeymoon. Certain songs bring me back to soccer field […]

How can we encourage the graduates in our lives?

Wind in Their Wings : Encouraging Our Graduates

Graduation brings so many mixed feelings for parents and graduates alike. Parents are excited to see their children achieve and accomplish – and excited to see what the next stages of life will bring. Yet, they also feel sad, knowing that their child is going to be leaving home, possibly even moving to a different […]

Give Them Grace Book Club Schedule

Give Them Grace – Chapter 3

This week, we’re in Chapter 3 of the Give Them Grace book club. To join us, all you need is a copy of Give Them Grace. After that, read these posts: Book Club Announcement Foreword and Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Join us in the Family Discipleship Facebook Group for more discussion throughout the week! […]

Developing a Daily Spiritual Rhythm

Developing A Daily Spiritual Rhythm

I never forget to brush my teeth. Every morning I go straight to the sink and scrub them. Every evening before bed I brush them again. It’s a rhythm–something I’ve been doing since I was very small. I have other rhythms in my life as well. Breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner are at {mostly} set […]

Teaching the Lifestyle of Ceaseless Prayer

Teaching the Lifestyle Of Ceaseless Prayer

I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say that the word “prayer” can be a bit daunting and overwhelming. We know that God commands it. We know that He hears it. We know it is a simple conversation between God and His children. But something about it can seem so hard to grasp. And […]

Give Them Grace Book Club Schedule

Give Them Grace – Chapter 2

This week, we’re discussing Chapter 2 in the Give Them Grace book club. To join us, all you need is a copy of Give Them Grace. After that, read these posts: Book Club Announcement Foreword and Introduction Chapter 1 And don’t forget to join us in the Family Discipleship Facebook Group for more discussion throughout […]

How can you keep your kids focused on the mission this summer

Mission Minded Summer

Summer is almost here and kids are getting ready to have a lot more free time. No matter what your school schedule, you probably have more free time in the summer. It is often a time when things slack off and we can’t wait for fall so we can get back into a groove and […]

When You Are Angry At God

When You are Angry with God

Lately, my conversations with God have been a little tense. If I’m honest, some of them have even evolved into shouting matches. Life has thrown me a few curve balls and God and I have been working it out – and the conversations have been raw and honest, and not always pretty. I am not […]

Give Them Grace Book Club Schedule

Give Them Grace: Chapter 1

We’re continuing our Give Them Grace book club this week with Chapter 1. To join us, all you need is a copy of Give Them Grace. After that, read the announcement about the book club and the post from last week about the foreword and introduction. And don’t forget to join us in the Family […]

If you love me...

If You Love Me Then Prove It

When people first fall in love it is usually because of a multitude of things, but one of them is for sure because of the actions of the person they are falling in love with. I love to HEAR my husband and kids tell me they love me, but there is just something about the […]

You are the best. Really - you are!

Mom, You Are The Best

Dear Mom, You are the best. Really. No matter what the world is telling you, no matter how many times you think you have failed, you are the best. Not only are you the best – you are God’s best. You are the mama HE has chosen to raise His children. The children you have […]

The Beatitudes Scripture Memory Cards

The Beatitudes Scripture Memory Cards

The May scripture cards are here for the Kids in the Word Family Scripture Memory Challenge! I’ve been spending the past few days soaking in these words of Jesus and it occurred to me that these would be a perfect scripture memory challenge for both my family and yours! Next month’s challenge will likely continue with selections […]

Give Them Grace Book Club Schedule

Give Them Grace: Introduction

Welcome to the Give Them Grace Book Club! Starting today, and every Friday through July 17, we’re going to be sharing reflections from the book Give Them Grace, chapter by chapter. We invite you to leave comments on this post, link up your reflection on the chapter, and join us in the Family Discipleship Facebook […]

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Put Your Phone Down – 5 Ways To Keep Your FAMILY The Priority

This post is a follow-up to my previous post about passing judgement. One of the main examples in that post was of a mother on her phone at the playground instead of engaging with her children. I offered some reasons as to why this may have happened based on my own personal experience. I believe […]