How to Ensure You Spend Quality Time with Each Child Individually

| January 15, 2013

Wise words from Raising Mighty Arrows: If you have to “schedule” time on your calendar with each child to make sure you’re fitting everyone in, then please, by all means schedule that time. Make it a priority to spend quality time with each of your children individually.  Invest in the lives of your children physically, spiritually, [...]

Operation Conversation: Missing Ingredient to a Great Education

| August 24, 2011

An important reminder from Kelly Crawford: Conversation is the “skeleton” onto which an education can grow flesh. It’s where the rote information comes alive. Without it, much of our efforts are wasted. From the time our children are little, our conversations teach them. (The question, “when does she start school” really reveals our misunderstanding about [...]

From One Girl to Another – What’s the place of Journal-Keeping?

| August 9, 2011

From Breezy Tulip: Do you keep a journal? I have for years now, but recently I’ve been rethinking the place of journal-keeping in my life. Looking back, I wish I could tell my fourteen-year-old self, “Just go share your heart with Mom. No matter how silly it seems, get her godly counsel on how to [...]

Sow in Spring

| April 29, 2011

Mother! Mother! Watch and pray, Fling not golden hours away! Now or never, plant and sow, Catch the morning’s earliest glow. Mother! Mother! Guard the dew, While it sparkles clear and true. No delay! The scorching noon May thy treasures reach too soon. Mother! Point them to the sky, Tell them of a loving eye, [...]

The Practical Kingdom of God

| March 22, 2011

Here is another inspiring post by Leah Smith, author of the brand new book Diapers, Dishes & Dominion-How Christian Housewives Could Change the World I know I’m not the only high-strung mom in the world… It’s a hunch, anyway. While I don’t have amazing insight into why I am this way or great advice as [...]

The End of Not Me

| March 16, 2011

Self sacrifice does not come easily to our naturally selfish natures and is not encouraged in our “Me-First ” culture. It is, however, a virtue and discipline that must be learned and practiced – and the sooner the better. To be like Christ we must die to self, and there we find true joy.  Here are some [...]

The Gift of Now

| February 6, 2011

Such a powerful reminder of something so easily forgotten.