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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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Shining Like Stars

By on September 25, 2014 in Christian Life, Family and Parenting with 0 Comments

“Mommy, I don’t want to take a nap. I don’t want to eat lunch. I want chocolate milk (said in a whining voice). I want to go inside because it’s too hot.” These are just a few examples of the daily grumbles I hear from my two girls. In the midst of the complaining, you […]

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The “Inconvenience” of Motherhood

When I was 27 years old my doctor told me that I would probably never have children.  At that time I was single, and I wondered if I would ever be married.  It was a difficult time in my life, but I knew God had a plan for me.  Three years later I met and […]

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Homeschooling: 3 Things I've Learned

By on August 5, 2014 in Family and Parenting with 2 Comments

This fall, we are entering our fifth year of homeschooling. Our third child will start kindergarten, so we will officially have more children in school than not. Over the last few years, I have learned many things about my children’s learning styles, temperaments, and intellect. However, in the same way, I have learned a great […]

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