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Personal Heart Care Prayers for Your Spiritual Health

Hey . . . if you just found this personal heart care challenge, but it’s after January first, that’s okay! You’re still welcome to the calendar – jump in whenever you can.   Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23   Your heart plays a vital […]

Are You Cultivating Compassion in a Selfish World?

  Our culture is full of causes. That’s not necessarily bad. Someone identifies a need and wants to do something about it. They develop a plan and rally support. People become aware of needs they didn’t know existed and choose to be part of the solution. Much good is accomplished this way. But it’s easy to get tunnel vision and […]

How Kids Can Change the World

  One of the boys recently pulled a Samaritan’s Purse envelope out of the trash and asked, “Mom, who are those people?” I could have told him to leave the trash alone. But, he doesn’t normally pull things out of the garbage, so I looked. “I don’t know. Let’s open it and find out.” We read about […]

4 Ways to Instill a Good Work Ethic in Kids

Wondering how to instill a good work ethic in kids? Start practicing these 4 habits.   Do you ever shake your head at the energy and enthusiasm your kids display until it’s time to work? You know those little toys with lots of joints held taut by a piece of elastic? When you press the base to loosen the elastic, they […]

A Practical Plan for Mastering Mommy Anger

Would anyone else like to raise your hand and say you didn’t struggle with anger . . . until you became a mom? Don’t be afraid to admit it; I’m right with you! So, we’ve admitted the truth. Now what are we going to do about it? A) Get annoyed (um, yeah, that’s related to […]