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Tag: Melanie Lenow

Loving Others Well This Holiday Season

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (Jn 13:34-35) Several year ago... Read More »

From Babies to Teens: Going Back to the Basics of Parenting

When we first began to have children, I truly loved the birth through preschool years. I was confident in what I was doing, and the calling God had on my life. Yes, there were stressful times, but overall, I was in control. However, my kids... Read More »

Purpose Behind the Mess

In the education world, a new trend is gathering momentum, especially in middle and elementary schools. It is called a “makerspace” and it is challenging administrators and counselors to go to great lengths to restructure a students’ ... Read More »

The Heart of An Anxious Mom in the Hand of A Sovereign God

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 hea... 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 »

When It Feels Like Time Is Passing You By

Enjoy this stage. Will it ever end? Time is a thief. This is taking forever! We are waiting to hear. These phrases are just a few heard over dinner at the family Christmas party last month. There were over 25 people there at all different s... Read More »

Watching the News Without Losing Your Mind (Or Your Faith!)

A few years ago, I wrote an article about anxiety and the sovereignty of God. At that time, my children were pre-school and young elementary age, and I struggled with worry over them. I found that article the other day and read through it, ... Read More »

A {Real} Solution to a Complaining Heart

“What are you writing about, momma?” one of my daughters asked innocently as I began working on this piece. “Complaining,” I replied. With a concerned look on her face, she said, “Oh. Are you going to name any names?” While I in... Read More »

When The Lord is Your Banner

“And Moses built an altar and called its name, The Lord is My Banner.” (Ex 17:15) The Israelites were coming against their first enemy since crossing the Red Sea. They had fought the battles within their own hearts, questioning God’s ... Read More »

God Only Gives Two Choices

The battle took place around the dinner table, just as many battles with children do. However, this time we were surrounded by family…on Thanksgiving. Not necessarily the place where you want to have a teachable moment with your child. Bu... Read More »