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Jesus, Faith, and Fish

By on August 25, 2015 in Faith, Family and Parenting with 0 Comments

Have you ever noticed in the New Testament, when fish are involved, that Jesus is ultimately teaching about faith? Think about it—Jesus fed the five thousand with fish and bread (Matt 14:13-21); He did the same thing with four thousand on a different occasion (Matt 15:29-39); He caused the disciples’ nets to overflow with fish […]

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3 Back-to-School Prayers for Your Children

By on August 20, 2015 in Family and Parenting with 1 Comment

I don’t know where I first heard it, but I have always loved the saying, “Having happy children is good, but a parent’s real job is to mold great adults.” It is with this thought running through my mind that I make my list of prayer requests for my children this school year. Yes, I […]

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How Parenting Draws Us to Thankfulness and Rejoicing

You know the saying, “You can’t see the forest for the trees”? Sometimes I feel that way in my parenting role. I stay so intently focused on the “bad” things that my children are doing that I forget to see the good things. I tend to dwell on all the negatives surrounding me and my […]

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Consulting the Maker

By on April 28, 2015 in Family and Parenting with 0 Comments

The scene was a small farmer’s market where my daughter and I had been shopping. We were leaving and she didn’t want to get in her car seat. I was about 9 months pregnant with our second daughter and I had done everything I was physically capable of doing to get her in her seat. […]

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Maybe You're {Not} Supposed to Do It All

By on March 24, 2015 in Family and Parenting, Ministry with 2 Comments

“Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.” ~Colossians 4:9 In our culture, moms are called on to do more than they have ever had to do before. While we also have more help with smartphones and fast food and efficient appliances, most moms feel the […]

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A Theology of Mealtime

By on March 3, 2015 in Family and Parenting with 5 Comments

Last weekend my mother and I had the amazing opportunity to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Art of Homemaking Conference. As God would have it, the conference came at the perfect time. We all go through seasons, some difficult and some easy. And, this particular season has been difficult for me…especially in motherhood. I have […]

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Lies Stay-at-Home Moms Believe

By on January 15, 2015 in Family and Parenting with 2 Comments

Nearly four years ago, God shook my world through a six-pound ball of joy…my firstborn. Considering I was not “supposed” to have children, I was surprised, humbled, overwhelmed, and in complete awe that God would allow me the opportunity to carry and give birth to a daughter. The newborn season was a sweet season and […]

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Why Motherhood Matters

By on November 20, 2014 in BW Statement, Family and Parenting with 0 Comments

Children – We believe that investing in the next generation is every woman’s task; that women are uniquely gifted to nurture, teach, and train children; that children, as blessings from the Lord, are the most worthy investments for a woman’s energies whether as biological, adopted, or spiritual children (Deut 6:1-25; Prov 31:21, 28; 2 Tim 1:5; […]

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Opening the Sieve

By on November 18, 2014 in Culture, Family and Parenting with 2 Comments

I remember the moment very well. I don’t know the time or date, but I was sitting with my two oldest girls watching a show on our favorite network about people buying and selling houses. The next episode came on and the “couple” buying the house was two men. Before I could react with a […]

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What Makes a "Great" Grandparent?

USA TODAY (9/5/14) featured a poll “What makes a ‘great’ grandparent?” 39% teaching/passing on values 36% not interfering with parental role 21% maintaining one’s health 17% not overindulging grandkids 7% embracing new technology If I were to summarize with a spiritual lens, I could affirm that grandparents have a unique and awesome opportunity to teach […]

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