Parenting: Change Must Begin With You

Parenting: Change Must Begin With You

Israel served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua and had known all the work that the Lord did for Israel.  ~Joshua 24:31 And Josiah took away all the abominations from all the territory that belonged to the people of...
Apologetics Begins at Home

Apologetics Begins at Home

I remember well receiving a letter on my pillow from my 13-yr-old daughter. It was full of questions that she wanted me to help her understand. I am grateful that I have the kind of relationship with my children that they seek me out as their primary source of...
Redeeming our Failures

Redeeming our Failures

Somedays you catch a glimpse of encouragement that makes your heart sing in this mothering journey. I had two today. The first was a line from a facebook blogger friend of mine, who wrote: “You moms just trying to survive: trust me, today’s exhaustion will bear fruit...
I Homeschool, but not Primarily Because of My Children

I Homeschool, but not Primarily Because of My Children

“I could never homeschool my children. I don’t have enough patience. I couldn’t stand to have them around me that much!” Have you ever heard that line? What about: “I can’t wait for the school year to start! It will be such a relief to have the children back in...
Parenting By Grace

Parenting By Grace

I was sitting on the platform of a Christian parenting conference looking out over the audience. This was one of those end-of-the day “Q&A” sessions where all of the exhausted main speakers field questions and try to think on their feet. One of the other speakers...