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...]

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

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  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...]

New Every Morning and Normal -er (and our curriculum for 2013-2014)

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So. You didn’t hear from me last week because we started full-time-homeschool on Monday and it was the best week of my life. Actually– It wasn’t. (Thankfully this photo wasn’t really from this past week, but if you want the back story, you can find it => here.) The truth is, last week… I wasn’t [Read More...]

Glimpses of Grace (Review & Giveaway)

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  As I write this… I can hear something metal clanking against the sides of the dryer. Our three year old is calling from the bathroom that she needs to be wiped and I’m wondering why she’s even out of bed. I can see two praying mantis babies climbing up the wall next to the [Read More...]

Mom in the Mirror (guest post & giveaway by Emily Wierenga)

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Today I’d like to introduce you to my friend Emily and also to her recently published book– Mom in the Mirror. She’s generously offered to give away a copy of her book to one of our readers. Please leave a comment below to be entered in the drawing. Why every mama should read this book… [Read More...]

Our Favorite Traditions (Rhythms of The Better Mom Writers)

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Traditions are important to our family. “Celebrations are the ritualized interruptions in the continuum of daily life which remind us who we are, where we came from and where we are going.” -Milo Shannon-Thornberry God has used traditions and ceremonies and feasts and festivals all throughout history to help His people– Remember. “Pass on before [Read More...]

Who or What Will You Chase? (and a Q & A with Jennie Allen)

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“Everyday we wake up and we chase something or we chase an invisible God.” – Jennie Allen, Chase I’m always a little scared to started reading something by Jennie Allen. Because it’s almost impossible to walk away– Unchanged. God has a way of using her words to clear through the haze and to help me [Read More...]

Connecting Church and Home

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  I’ll never forget the church I considered my church when I was growing up. Fallbrook First Baptist Church, in Fallbrook, California… land of the avocado groves. We went to several churches over the first 18 years of my life, but it’s the one where my memories and faith were solidified. It’s the church where I [Read More...]

Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart

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Yesterday we were in the bathroom and I was doing her hair. In puffs. For church.  She’s three. And we were in a hurry-late-hurry. And that’s always when big questions seem to surface. She asked: “Do you still love me even when I don’t obey?” (She’d just managed to spill a large glass of milk [Read More...]

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