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The Gift of Praise to Our Mothers

By on May 11, 2017 in Family and Parenting with 1 Comment

“Her children rise up and call her blessed…” (Prov 31:28)   Now that I’m a mother, my heart stirs as I read this verse; it resonates with me. God teaches us in Proverbs 31:28-31 that the praise of others is a common reward given to the woman who strives to manage her home and engage […]

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Loving Someone Through Grief and Loss

By on April 13, 2017 in Family and Parenting with 2 Comments

Over the past year, the Lord has taught me, my husband, and my family a lot about relying on Him for getting through the hard times. In August 2015, my mother-in-law went home to be with the Lord. Less than a year later – in August 2016 – my father-in-law joined her in Heaven. This […]

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How To Talk To Your Daughter About Sexual Purity

By on January 12, 2017 in Family and Parenting with 4 Comments

Guest author, Leah Holder, is the founder of Going Higher Ministries and the author of No Trespassing: I’m God’s Property The Lord has blessed me to speak to countless young ladies about a number of topics; but, namely, sexual purity.  Throughout these experiences, I’ve learned about the importance of fathers’ roles in the lives of […]

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The Heart of an Anxious Mom in the Hand of a Sovereign God

By on November 10, 2016 in Family and Parenting with 2 Comments

I was sitting on the conveyor belt in the baggage claim area of the Jackson International airport when the tornados came through Jackson, MS. The airport staff had directed us to take shelter there until the storms passed. I had already heard of the casualties in Arkansas, children who lost parents, parents who lost babies. […]

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5 Family Benefits of Children’s Sports

By on September 13, 2016 in Family and Parenting with 0 Comments

We’ve all seen the reality shows of girls on hyper competitive dance squads or young boys playing tackle football with the intensity of a college game day. We’ve heard the warnings of strained muscles from over-use and understand the consequences of an over-scheduled childhood. When it comes time to plan fall activities for my children, […]

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My Disciples Lack Boundaries (And Jesus Totally Gets That)

By on August 30, 2016 in Family and Parenting with 0 Comments

Making disciples is a privilege and command given to every follower of Jesus. Right now I’m discipling a group of senior girls and a couple of young moms. Making a disciple isn’t simply meeting once a week for 30 mins, but sharing some meals together, doing ministry and some life together (so many graduation parties, […]

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Fostering Grace

By on August 11, 2016 in Family and Parenting with 1 Comment

Unqualified. Insecurity. Doubt. Fear. Those are the things that constantly loomed in my thoughts. Those words could define a number of things for you – for me, those words defined motherhood. In January, my husband and I embarked on an uphill journey through the Foster Care System. We have welcomed the late night phone calls asking […]

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When I Doubt My Decision To Be a Stay-At-Home-Mom

By on June 2, 2016 in Family and Parenting with 4 Comments

Y’all, I’m gonna be real… Being a fairly young, fairly new mom, the repercussions of my decision to primarily stay home from outside work to raise my son are still fresh to my heart. And there was a recent period of time where I really struggled to fully embrace God’s calling on my life to […]

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Three Ways to Help Your Children Embrace Humility

By on May 17, 2016 in Family and Parenting with 1 Comment

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will exalt you.” (James 4:10) In about the last twenty years, the job of parenting has expanded to include a concern for our children’s self-esteem and self-image. Consequently, we find ourselves in a culture of children and young adults who struggle with the opposite end […]

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Launching Your Children Out Into the World

By on April 28, 2016 in Family and Parenting with 0 Comments

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” […]

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