Parenting Category

They Are Growing Up

“When did this happen?” I asked my husband, Scott. “When did what happen?” He asked back. “When did our children become so old?  We have a junior, freshman and a 7th grader.” “After they finished school last year,” he said smugly. I gave him a look and just sat, remembering each of them at different […]

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How? or Wow!

“I’m going to travel and explore the world after I graduate from high school.”  My youngest son stated this calmly in response to an adult’s inquiry about what he had planned after graduation in 2018.  I had heard it before and, like me, this relative stranger chuckled and said, “How do you plan to do […]

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The Household Beatitude

My mom always “added” to the beatitudes scribed in the Bible, a household beatitude. “Blessed are the flexible for they will not be bent out of shape.” Though usually met with a rolled eye or a snicker, there is so much truth to that statement. Isn’t it true the times we usually get upset are […]

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Parental Fear

The Lord is my light and my salvation…whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life…of whom shall I be afraid?  Psalm 27:1 Fear.  Something parents have to fight on an almost daily basis from conception or adoption signing.  Will I carry to term this time?  What if those tests say there’s […]

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Crazy Perspective: The MOMent I’ve Been Waiting For

The answer was NO! If she asked me again it would be clear she needed an intervention. My daughter was preparing to go out of state for a Christian camp. One of the requirements was that there were to be no cell phones on this trip. That didn’t go over well. I explained it was […]

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Our Time Inventory

I’ve forgotten what it feels like to be on time. I am always late. I don’t try to be, I work at timeliness, but time seems to be my enemy. In fact, writing this article about time….. you guessed it, it’s late! Before I had kids, I was always on time. My sister lived 6 […]

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 The Unspoken, Spoken Word

During the last few weeks of school and the first couple of weeks of summer God has been giving me a verse. It has been popping up on my Facebook feed, as a topic on a radio program and even in a card.  Through different interactions with friends it has even come up in our […]

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Finding A Certain Fulfillment

Can I be transparent for a moment?  I never thought I would want to be a stay at home mom. I’m just good at going to work. I’m not good at being a homemaker. Perhaps it was my upbringing or my God designed make-up. As John and I looked at what parenting would “be” like, I […]

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Home Movies

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… (Ecclesiastes 3:1) We all need reminders of how quickly time passes.  Life gets so busy, especially for moms of small children.  Each day seems to blend into the next, and the next, and the next.  We thought there was time for […]

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Leaving a Lasting Legacy:

Encouragement to Mothers (and Fathers!) to Firmly Establish a Legacy of Faith In his second letter to his pastor friend and mentee, Timothy, the Apostle Paul quickly recalls to his own mind and to Timothy’s mind a couple of ladies that were very special to and undoubtedly near and dear to Timothy’s own heart.  Timothy’s […]

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