Prayerful Parenting – Day 4

Proverbs 15:5 Let’s face it mom and dad, there is going to come a point during the school year ahead (maybe even before the end of this day) when our kiddo’s are going to need some discipline. This hard to accept verse speaks to us as adults that are still children (to our parents, andRead more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 3

Prayerful Parenting – Day 3 The past two days we’ve spent time in focused prayer asking God to do something in our kids, today we shift that focus as we turn to Proverbs 22:6 with its instruction toward us as parents. Training our kids is the most rewarding, important, and difficult job we’ll ever takeRead more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 2

Yesterday we prayed that God would help our students choose obedience to their parents, today our scripture of focus is Philippians 4:6-7 which instructs – ‘Do not worry,’ leading us perfectly into today’s focus as we acknowledge that sometimes choosing the obedience we prayed for creates worry in our child’s mind as they consider, ‘whatRead more

Prayerful Parenting – Day 1

Colossians 3:20 ‘Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord.’ I love this scripture’s placement in God’s word…and yes, I throw it to the kids when I see that rebellious spirit rise up in them. All joking aside though, it’s placement in the Bible is purposeful as it leads to  pleasing our Lord,Read more

Unwarranted Fear

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‘Mommy, I don’t want to do it,’ she cried. I could hear the tears in her voice, and feel the fear that gripped her as we spoke on the phone that day. Unable to scoop my daughter up and hold her through what was shaking her, I did what I could – I sat thereRead more

Raising Chickens / Training Children

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As parents we are called to train our children, not asked to raise them. Psalms 127:3 tells us that, ‘Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.’ They are a God given gift presented to us with the instruction we find in Proverbs 22:6 telling us to ‘Train up aRead more

Good intentions and burned meatballs

TRUTH: I burned grape jelly meatballs last night…they smelled delicious, they looked delectable, but hidden under that yummy grape jelly- chili sauce glaze was a burnt shell of nastiness. With that disgusting taste of yuck, the hopes I had in a dinner of ease and no complaints from my littles was crushed…my intentions were right,Read more

A Mother’s Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep… Words have changed as they older creap My children asleep lay they in their bed At this point now my prayer is pled May they recieve you as their Savior May they rest  upon Your loving favor Guide them my God, through their waking hours Keep them safeRead more

Confession of a working mom

Reading: Proverbs 31 The Proverbs 31 woman…There are times when I read about her and I start feeling like Iron Man, and every bone in my body stands to say ‘yes Lord, I am in it. I am her!’ And then there are days when I ask God, ‘what were you thinking placing this in yourRead more