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This Holiday Season Tide the Intrusion of Social Media into Your Family

    It’s happened again. We have allowed one more neutral cultural trend to become a god in our lives—social media. I cannot walk through a Target store without seeing half of the customers engaged with their phones—whether or not they are with someone or even their small children. As […]

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Growing Responsible Kids

  Photo from:https://www.etsy.com/shop/shopcocoprints  I often encourage parents that their kids’ choices are their kids’ choices. They cannot take the blame or guilt of their kids making poor decisions. And that is true. And the converse is true too—we cannot take credit for their good decisions. All that to say, I’m […]

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Be the Parent Your Kid Needs

      Monday I talked about our kids’ issues with us not always being our fault. And that is true. Yet, as in every relationship, we have influence. We cannot determine someone’s response to us, but we can provide fertile the ground in which the relationship can grow. I’m […]

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It’s Not Your (all) Fault

    I hate that feeling. I hadn’t experienced it for a few years so maybe that’s why it disturbed me so much at the end of a recent phone call with one of my girls. If you’re a parent of a pre-teen, teen, or young adult child, you’ve been […]

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If There’s One Thing I’ve Learned about Having People in. . .

    Recently a friend challenged me to include more of my home in my blog and social media. I thought about it. At first I thought Does anyone care? Is this too look-at-me? But her sincere enthusiasm made me think further. I love being in people’s homes. I love […]

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Day 5–This One Will Truly Change Your Life

Friday   Today is Day 5 in our week of implementing small changes for big impact in our lives. Today’s change will help us do all of the previous ones better and bring us into a closer relationship with God. The above picture shows what my phone alarm clock has […]

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Day 4– Words that Will Change a Life

    Thursday Today compliment or encourage someone or many someones. Maybe even someone you don’t know. Every person has burdens we don’t know about—even our family members. We can all use a sincere compliment or encouragement. Store clerks can often use a kind word. Watch for the smile. This […]

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Day 3 in a Week that Will Bless You and Change Your Life

      Wednesday   Many of us women are critical of ourselves, so much so that it borders on disrespecting God. Each of us is made in His image. If we can’t appreciate how God made us in His image we are telling God He made a mistake in […]

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