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Living Joyfully When Your Husband Has Cancer

Allow me to introduce you to my friend, Trudy. We were just acquaintances when she and her husband, John, attended our wedding. As friends go, she has become one of the “best of the best.” When the kids were little, she would babysit for them, accompany me on errands or just come over to hang out […]

When You Feel Like an Inadequate Mother

  Have you seen this phrase going around on social media? “I have been perfectly blessed and assigned by God to be the mom my kids need.” I’m not sure where it originated, but I cringe almost every time I read it. I know it’s meant to encourage and strengthen. I know that the sentiment […]

25 Ways to Make Your Middle Schooler’s Day

  Watching our kids grow up is fun. Usually, right? They become more aware of their surroundings. They interact with their world and the people around them. Learn new skills, become more capable. Need us less, want us more. Want us less, need us more! Sure, leaving behind some of the cuteness can be bittersweet. The […]

An Invitation to Dine with Jesus

Are you spiritually malnourished? Come to the table; discover the value of personal bible study.   What would you say if I told you that you had been invited to dine with Jesus? Would you be there instantly or think I was crazy? Would you be concerned about what to wear? How to prepare? Would you ask […]

How to Understand the Bible for Yourself

Wish you could understand the Bible? You have the ability. You can learn the skills.   The Bible is my go-to source of hope, wisdom, encouragement and comfort. Studying the Bible is how I know who God is, what He’s really like. God’s Word is where I learn how to live and respond to life. And I love […]

Praying for the Heart of Your Child’s Faith

Unsure how to pray for your child’s faith? Use the following Bible verses to guide you.   And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:52 NIV   Isn’t that what we all want for our kids? To grow well. Physically, mentally, emotionally . . . spiritually. To have […]