I’ve been praying lately that God would help us focus on what’s important in our home. I was noticing a shift away from what’s truly important. Yes, our days were still filled with useful, worthwhile pursuits (for the most part), but I was wanting more for our home. I was feeling like the good was replacing what is truly excellent.
My oldest son will be driving soon, and for me, that’s a rather scary thought. Especially when I consider some of the recent stories I’ve heard of his older cousins who have recently learned to drive. (Some of which involve telephone poles and flipped Four Wheelers.)
Add to that the fact that one out of every two teen drivers
I’ve been reading through Proverbs lately and writing down some scripture prayers for my children. I thought I would share them with you to encourage you not to forget to pray for our children. We can do our best to raise good children, and we may succeed in raising polite, obedient children, but without a moving of the Spirit of God, we cannot raise godly children.
Recently there was one of those polls on Facebook that likes to ask senseless questions. You know the kind. The kind that asks you if you’d rather know how to play all the instruments in the world or know all the languages in the world. The ones that often remind me of my four boys who have an endless supply of perplexing questions they like to throw at my husband and me at the dinner table.
We bake a lot of bread around here. Store-bought bread can’t compare to fresh bread straight out of the oven. I realized lately, though, that my main bread recipe is really lacking in directions. I’ve made bread for so many years I know how I like to do it and the order I like to […]
Sally Clarkson is one of my favorite authors. I love her practical advice on parent-child relationships, schooling, and home-making, so when I was offered her and her daughter, Sarah’s new book, The Life Giving Home, in exchange for a review I was excited for the opportunity.
I feel like the art of home-making is not my strong point.
It seems like Christmas isn’t too far behind us and here I am looking ahead to Easter. You might be wondering why I would be writing an Easter post in January. There are several reasons. The death and resurrection of Jesus are at the heart of our faith. After writing about the importance of traditions […]
When we were first married, the culture we were a part of, for various reasons, mostly ignored Christmas, so we did the same. However, as time brought changes and as our children grew older, I started questioning our approach to Christmas. I started thinking about ways we could honor God
We cannot overemphasize the importance of prayer in our children’s lives. One of my favorite methods of prayer is praying scripture over my children. There is something powerful about using God’s word in prayer. For years I’ve loved Amy Carmichael’s prayer that she prayed for the children under her care in her orphanage in India. […]
We love to read adventure books, especially books where the hero has to use his wits to survive in a hostile environment. My husband grew up reading those kinds of books and even now he dreams of surviving alone for a year in the wilderness with only those supplies he can carry in on his back (I know, he’s a little odd). He says he wants our boys to look at adversity as an adventure to be lived and not