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20 Wonderful Gifts for the Creative Child: Gift Guide

20 Wonderful Gifts for the Creative Child: Gift Guide

20 Wonderful Gifts for the Creative Child: Gift Guide The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value – Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900) Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for that creative child? Or you’ve found as your kids start […]

How to Cultivate a Grateful Heart Gratitude Challenge

How to Cultivate a Grateful Heart Gratitude Challenge

How To Cultivate A Grateful Heart – A Gratitude Challenge Definition of gratitude: the state of being grateful: Thankfulness As I was having (yet another) discussion about patience with my 3-year-old the other day, things took an unsuspecting twist. Me: Baby girl, where is your patience […]

The 10 Best Christian Gift Ideas For Your Tween Girl

The 10 Best Christian Gift Ideas For Your Tween Girl

So you’ve got a special tween girl in your life too?? Awesome! Since you’re here I am betting you long to see her growing in her faith 🙂 Maybe you’ve noticed the things about her faith she’s processing on her own?  Or you hear the good […]

Why You Need to See What’s Inside the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2018!

Why You Need to See What’s Inside the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2018!

” Homemaking is easy. I’ve got it all under control.” Said no woman. ever. How true is that? If we’re being honest we need help with homemaking. Lots of help. And that’s ok – it’s even a good thing! God created us as individuals with […]

How to Cultivate a Thankful Heart – Gratitude Bible Study

How to Cultivate a Thankful Heart – Gratitude Bible Study

As the season changes, I find myself looking ahead to the upcoming Holidays. I’m looking at the good and…. um, the hectic. Before we hit it head on, I believe fall is a great time for a refocus. My heart has been prompted lately to […]

Why all the Hype About Essential Oils?

Why all the Hype About Essential Oils?

I stood in front of the “oils shelf” in my local retailer trying to remember what I was told over the years. What kind of oil was supposed to help what? Or was it a combination of two or three? Should I just go with […]

How to Wait on God: 10 Bible Verses to Help!

How to Wait on God: 10 Bible Verses to Help!

  What then are we to do about our problems? We must learn to live with them until such time as God delivers us from them…we must pray for grace to endure them without murmuring. Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting. They […]

Intentional Bible Study for Overwhelmed Moms – FREE Monthly Printables!

Intentional Bible Study for Overwhelmed Moms – FREE Monthly Printables!

10 pm and the house was finally quiet. I ran through the checklist in my overwhelmed mind. I grasped at anything that would make me feel accomplished that day … What could I check off that would say all the busy was “worth it”? Could […]

37 Practical Ways to Reclaim Joy in Your Christian Marriage

37 Practical Ways to Reclaim Joy in Your Christian Marriage

“Well that didn’t go well” my oldest girl proclaimed. She was right. Sadly it was mostly Mom and Dad’s attitude that was at fault. After nearly 20 years of marriage, that night we still managed to create what we now call the “s’more fiasco”.  A […]

6 Ways to Help Godly Girls with Discouragement or Depression

6 Ways to Help Godly Girls with Discouragement or Depression

“Mom, I really am OK!” I heard my daughter respond once again to my questioning of how she was doing. It had been a rough spring. In Florida during what should have been a fun-filled Spring Break, we discovered she had broken her right foot. Her left had been […]

How to be Strong Enough to Stand for Purity in an Anything Goes Culture

How to be Strong Enough to Stand for Purity in an Anything Goes Culture

In four months my daughter will get married. Her journey through adolescence was similar to other girls. Somedays she had to endure ridicule and name calling for not giving in. And others days she was praised and applauded for saying no. When I told her […]

Raising Strong Girls: 88 Acts of Independence and Adventure

Raising Strong Girls: 88 Acts of Independence and Adventure

Recently, a friend told me I have six more summers with my daughter. Six. Six summers until we are outfitting my girl’s dorm room. Six summers until the world calls her an adult. Six summers until my girl no longer bounces around our house chomping […]

Raising Godly Girls: Do You See His Grace?

Raising Godly Girls: Do You See His Grace?

  This may be the most cliche thing I can say as a Mom, but I’m going to say it anyway. I wouldn’t trade one day of raising my teen girls for anything. I’ll take each mood swing, each time they talk back, each sweet […]

How an Eating Disorder and a Horse Named “Raven” Changed My Life

How an Eating Disorder and a Horse Named “Raven” Changed My Life

Part of a Father’s story while Raising Godly Girls… The horse named Raven is spectacular. A rather large girl, well over 1200 lbs. and covered in a shaggy long black winter coat of hair, tapering to huge hooves. She is a Percheron, complete with an […]

Why Social Media Is Not The Real Problem

Why Social Media Is Not The Real Problem

Raising Godly Girls: Why Social Media Is Not The Real Problem It’s was nearly 11:30 pm. I’m normally asleep by then, but as I waited for the reassuring beep of the back door to alert me that my daughter was home safe I laid in […]

How to Teach Our Girls About Sex Without Shame or Fear

How to Teach Our Girls About Sex Without Shame or Fear

As a couples counselor, I regularly work with Christian women who are trying to serve God but are struggling in their marriages.  Of course, there are many reasons that people come to see me and every situation is unique.  It is quite common though, even […]

3 Ways to Support Our Godly Girls to Lead Well

3 Ways to Support Our Godly Girls to Lead Well

As a teacher, I spent a lot of time mentoring girls. In class, out of class, on the athletics field. I met and counseled hundreds of parents who were looking for ways to guide their daughters in today’s world. Moms and dads and me. We’d […]

9 Important Bible Verses For Girls About Self Worth

9 Important Bible Verses For Girls About Self Worth

  Is it hard to be a girl in today’s culture? Perhaps. With being a teen or tween, secular expectations on what to look like, what to wear, what to value and the rush to grow up is overwhelming. As a girl, tween or teen, […]

Raising Godly Girls: Help Bring Hope to the Hurting

Raising Godly Girls: Help Bring Hope to the Hurting

For the past few years, God has placed a burden on my heart for teens who are hurting. But it wasn’t until now that I’ve really wanted to do something about it and reach out to others. Through social media and online research, I’ve learned […]

Raising Godly Girls in a ‘Bachelorette’ Society

Raising Godly Girls in a ‘Bachelorette’ Society

As you strive to continue raising godly girls, I encourage you to teach them the difference between courting and dating. Though I believe the Lord had a plan for my life, I also believe that if I had truly understood the clear difference between the […]