Yesterday, we had a "family meeting." The morning started with a lot of complaining and very little was being accomplished in terms of chores. I think the overcast sky did a number on almost everyone's mood. So we all sat down for a talk. During this talk I came to the realization that my own … Continue reading Parenting, Praise, and Grace
Home can sometimes feel like a rather mundane place to be. As a Christian mom, I realize that I am called to train up my little ones. At the same time, there must be something more, right? You know, ministry opportunities that exist outside of the home. Because somehow those opportunities seem more important. Friends, it … Continue reading Your Home is a Mission Field
You can find Part 1 of this series here! Should church be a place where family members go their separate ways, or should families worship and learn together? A few months ago, my family visited a semi-large Baptist Church in the area. Creation Ministries International was speaking that morning, and I wanted my children to listen … Continue reading Children Do Not Belong In Church…Or Do They? Part 2
I tend to have a little problem. The problem is this...I tend to view my children as mine. This is quite unfortunate, because ultimately, I know that they do not belong to me. They do not belong to my husband. They do not belong to the government, or the school system, or any other such … Continue reading Whose Children are They?
A few years back our family made the decision to stop watching the Disney Channel. We do allow our youngest children to watch Disney Junior, which includes Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, etc. The actual Disney Channel shows are off limits however. Why in the world do we have this rule? you … Continue reading Daughters and the Disney Channel
While driving through town the other day, our family saw a dead baby deer in the roadway. We were all immediately saddened. It was such a strange sight to see a very young deer hit by a car. My husband said it best during our discussion afterwards. He said something like this, " You know, that deer … Continue reading Where We Go, They Will Follow