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When God Chooses a Name

  When a new little one is conceived we begin to think about or perhaps even decide upon a name. Even before Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, an angel gave Mary his name. "You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus" (Luke 1:31)....

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Have a MARY Christmas

The day after Thanksgiving many of the homes in our neighborhood were all ready clothed in Christmas decor and lights. Our mailbox even presented us with our first Christmas card along with a bazillion catalogs. I began to feel an anxiousness about the lack of red and...

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Understanding and Reducing Power Struggles

The two most feared words in a parent's vocabulary, next to "assembly required" are "POWER STRUGGLE". Kids are in it to win it, aren't they? They are all in when it comes to fighting for their way. Power struggles are exhausting for the parent, exhilarating to the...

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Our Thanksgiving Prayer

  Photo by fireskystudios.com on Unsplash Pops loved tradition. So in honor of my earthly father and in keeping with the tradition of my blog, here is a prayer-poem written by my dad. To my Heavenly Father be the glory! Oh bread of heaven feed my hungry soul with........

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10 Types of Toxic People 4 Ways to Deal with Them

Toxic relationships. I've had a few. Have you? It brings to mind the saying, "Hurting people, hurt people." I try to recall this when poisonous behaviors enter my world. Grace, yes  I can give that. But... how do I avoid being personally affected? To be honest--that's...

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5 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids How to Pray

Have you heard or even said, “I am not comfortable praying in front of anyone, including my family." "How can I teach my kids how to pray when I really don't know how myself?" I get it. Prayer is hard. But one of the best ways we can love our kids is to teach them how...

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Dangerous Games Tweens and Teens May Play

Halloween can be fun...or it can be the catalyst for truly frightening things. Here are some games for parents of tweens and teens to be aware of and to educate your children in. These games are beyond daring, they can be deadly.  There are 5 new online games that...

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10 Halloween Dos and Don’ts

To boo or not to boo—the Christian’s Halloween dilemma. We have three choices. We can receive, reject, or redeem Halloween. If you and your family choose to participate in Halloween on some level here are 10 dos and don’ts. Study the history of Halloween. The...

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10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Real Life

I want the best for my kids. I want to protect them from pain. I want them to be successful. I want them to be happy. When my children face challenges, my heart aches. I want to jump in and make it better. I want to rescue them. I want to fix it for them. I don’t want...

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What a MESS!

Has life turned out as you would have dreamed or expected? Ahhh! The answer is a resounding, "No" for most of us. We are are living in the unexpected, the messy life. But we parent as if we are not. That's why I wrote The Messy Life of Parenting. This book equips us...

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