Peaceful Parenting: It’s a Journey

Parenting is a journey and on it you must cultivate peace.

As in all aspects of parenting the key to having peace continually is consistency. The best way to keep peace in your home is to establish rules, peaceful conversations and family meetings and devotions. When parents set boundaries and provide consistency kids tend to settle in and thrive. Often it is parents that have the hardest time with this process, we don’t want to limit our kids, we want them … Continue reading

Going Beyond Thanks- Learning to Give

We have talked a lot about being thankful - but the lesson wasn't truly learned until my kids learned how to give.

I wish I could have been there. To see the look in my children’s face as their Daddy went and bought that gift card- and than gave it to the family who was sitting at the table across from them. I wish I could have been there – when my little girl asked her daddy if those people were his friends. I wish I could have been there- as the … Continue reading

Your Deliverer Has Come (with Link Up!)

Your Deliverer Has Come

The nation was in captivity to the Assyrians who were known for such atrocities that the nations around them trembled. It had been over 150 years since they’d been carried off into captivity. Their holy city had nearly been desecrated and they had been unable to keep their ceremonies to Almighty God. But all of that was about to change. A prophesy was going forth – their Deliverer was about … Continue reading

Gratefulness Turned My Bitter Heart Sweet

Greatefulness Turned My Bitter Heart Sweet

I knew I was being unreasonable, but I couldn’t seem to help the fact that the news I had just heard about a surprise provision my friends were about to receive set my teeth on edge. I felt we deserved it more. (How about that for brutal honesty?) Yes, I was unreasonable. But even chastising myself didn’t seem to work. So, I began to reason with myself. That didn’t work … Continue reading

Where He Leads Me

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When I woke up this morning, this song was going through my mind: Where He leads me I will follow….. I’ll go with Him all the way. Many times we say we will go where the Lord sends us, yet we don’t really mean it. I mean what if He asks us to sell everything we have, pack our bags, and head to some dark region of the world? What … Continue reading

Keeping The Merry in our Christmas: A Management Binder

Christmas can be so busy - we can take the merry right on out! Be present this Christmas Season!

Tis’ the Season! It is here! Well, almost. If you are like me, it is real hard to do much for Christmas before Thanksgiving. However, the one thing that HAS to be done before the Turkey is carved- is plan. If we don’t plan some things out, we will be running around like the turkey we just carved!  So – we have the Christmas Planner! So, what all will you … Continue reading

It Starts With Me: An Attitude of Praise

The attitudes of our family often start with us. Five simple ways to bring praise out in your home.

“If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” That famous saying has been around a long time. There may, or may not, be some truth to that. The truth is, as Moms – we set the attitude in our homes. Not that other attitudes don’t affect the other people- or even our own – attitude- but we are the ones who are teaching our children about how to deal with situations, … Continue reading

Thirst No More (With Link Up!)

A closer look at John 7:37 - Thirst No More

On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to Me!” John‬ ‭7‬:‭37‬ At the height of the Feast of Tabernacles Jesus shouts to the people. Many had already rejected Him as the Messiah. Some of His disciples had left Him and yet Jesus still offers Himself to all. The Feast of Tabernacles was a harvest festival … Continue reading

From Cowardly to Roaring Lion: The Life of Judah

We watch the life of Judah transform right in front of us, on the pages of scripture. Your life can be transformed too!

My daughter loves “The Wizard of Oz”. We have watched in many times, curled up on the couch in jammies under blankets. Her favorite character is (of course) the heroine Dorothy, who is off to find her way home. However, I have always felt like I related the most with the Cowardly Lion. I have wanted to be brave in the face of danger and hard times, yet truth be … Continue reading

A Prayer of Thankfulness

Woman worshiping with open arms or taking in the Autumn sun in a park.

“O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.” Isaiah 25:1. Heavenly Father, I rejoice in You and praise Your mighty name. I extol You, my God, O King. You are great and to be highly praised as Your greatness is unsearchable and knows no end. I will meditate on … Continue reading