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Latest Posts from Melanie Lenow

3 Back-to-School Prayers for Your Children

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... Read More »

The Power of Choice

Earlier this spring, I took my daughters to see a ballet of C.S Lewis’s Screwtape Letters. I knew it was a complicated story for children, so, on the way home, I began to ask them what they thought of the story. One of my daughters asked ... Read More »

Consulting the Maker

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 physical... Read More »

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

“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 ... Read More »

And God Created… New Year’s Lessons from Genesis 1-3

One of my goals this year is to read the Bible from beginning to end in 2015. Maybe you have that same goal. Whether or not, I do pray that one of your goals is to fall in love with God’s Word more than you have before, for there is nothi... Read More »

What’s “Naughty or Nice” Got to Do With It?

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” (Eph 2:8) I love this time of year! Love everything about it! If you read my last post, you will understand that my feelings... Read More »

Opening the Sieve

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” buyin... Read More »

How Marriage is A Good Thing

We believe that marriage was created by God as a covenant between one man and one woman for the purpose of communicating the relationship between God Himself and His people; that biblical marriage is the only rightful relationship for sexua... Read More »

Homeschooling: 3 Things I've Learned

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 lear... Read More »

Homeschooling: 3 Things I’ve Learned

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 lear... Read More »