“He shall write for himself a copy…” (The 30 Day Challenge)

The 30 day challenge

  Last week I wrote an article for The Better Mom website about the importance of reading and spending time in God’s Word daily and then today our pastor issued a 30 Day Challenge to our church family that I want to share with you… From our pastor– “Last Friday as I put down my [Read More…]

Talking With Your Children About the Persecution of Christians

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Are you a World Christian? Are you praying for Christians in Iraq, Syria, and throughout the world who are facing persecution? A few years ago, I wrote an article about ways to help our children become “World Christians” because when our children were very young Noel Piper’s words impacted my heart: “A world Christian sees beyond his [Read More…]

What I Want to Remember, but Sometimes Forget…

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There are lessons I think I have learned. And then I forget them. Which is why I need those Jordan River Stones. To remind me of what God has done, What He’s already accomplished. And I also need reminding of what He has taught me over the years. So… Today is the start of a [Read More…]

Letters of Hope (Dear Mom Giveaway and Mother’s Day Blessing Giveaway)

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  This is a bit unusual for me, but today I have three important tidbits to share with you… Sweet Mama, we’ve got something special in store for you. Over the next week, we want to deliver hope straight to your hearts. We know that you serve tirelessly each day. We know you meet needs [Read More…]

Balancing on the Technology Tightrope…

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So, it’s no secret around here that I have a love-dread relationship with everything technology screen related. And this month at The Better Mom website we are running a series on finding balance in different areas of life. Today I’m over there sharing some of the positive and negative impacts of technology and also about our [Read More…]

On My Corner of Bitter and Sweetness

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I finished the book last night and fell asleep longing for them to make it into a movie– Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Also swirling was– How much and how quickly each child in this house is growing. My bitter and sweet. On Thursday I met for breakfast-tea-turned-almost-dinner with two special friends. [Read More…]

The End of L.H.O.T.P. Night

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Tomorrow is the last L.H.O.T.P. night. We started watching four or five years ago, when my husband bought me the boxed set for Christmas. I think that was the year we hatched duck eggs and the year Lydia joined us. Every Thursday night… Fast food, plastic trays, and an episode of Little House on the [Read More…]

When Eternity Triumphs Over Anger…

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For the past month, at The Better Mom website, we’ve been sharing daily posts about anger in a series called:  “From Grouchy to Great: Finding Joy in the Journey of Motherhood”. Today, I’m sharing about how keeping my eyes on Heaven helps in the battle against anger and frustration. Would love to have you join [Read More…]

Parenting Class Resources

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My husband and his friend, Andrew, are leading/facilitating a parenting class at our church right now…following along with Tedd Tripp’s Shepherding a Child’s Heart DVD series. And we had hoped to share a resource list weekly along the way, but the real-life-of-it-is-that I’m just now getting this posted. So, this list below should catch us [Read More…]

October 30, 2013

2013

  Celebrating– Double-digits. And our first teenager. Returning from– A fun weekend in Seattle with family celebrating Grandma, Grandpa, Eliana, Cavan, and Laura birthdays–   swimming, airplane museum, movies, swimming, Rainforest café, and more swimming… Reading– Crazy Busy– Kevin DeYoung The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness– Tim Keller The Golden Goblet– Eloise McGraw   Listening to– The Gettys [Read More…]

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