Category: Parenting

A Degree in Motherhood

There will be no walking across a stage to receive a diploma. This honorary degree in the field of motherhood was bestowed on me in 1981 (the nine months before my first son was born counts!) and the real lessons began. There was no instruction manual. No class. No teacher. No book that could prepare you for this.…

Tapping Into Your Inner Duck Dynasty: How to Be Happy, Happy, Happy During the Holidays

Someone on Facebook posed this question: “If we’re so thankful, why is it that the day after Thanksgiving, we’re all rushing out to get more of the “stuff” that the world says will make you happy?” Good question. We all think, “If I could just have _________, then I’d be happy!” or, “If I could…

4 Truths About Prayer from a Four-Year- Old

There’s not a soul on this earth that has taught me more about prayer than my children and grandchildren. The honest prayers of my precious little ones have moved me to tears more often than I can count.  From a very young age we started praying with our children and grandchildren, teaching them how to…

The Battle of 2014

“In the ancient world, a city without walls was helpless before it’s enemies… to have it’s walls complete was evidence of divine favor and meant that the inhabitants could carry on life with a measure of security.”  HCSB Study Bible, Introduction to Nehemiah In the modern world, very few cities look to walls of brick…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

For this weekly photo challenge the objective was to create a three-picture story: What do you do with soft apples?  While the obvious answer might be “make applesauce”, feeding them to the horses is so much more fun! We love it when something so simple turns into a big adventure.  We live in the suburbs,…

Confessions of a Romantic

On a whim I started to title this post, “Whatever Happened to Romance”, and accidentally sent an empty post– with only the title (oops!), before I realized that it might be a bad idea, since my husband has been blogging with the same title, http://dougmunton.com/2013/07/24/whatever-happened-to-sunday-school/ and http://dougmunton.com/2013/07/18/whatever-happened-to-discipleship/. I decided it would be too funny! …and…

Playing Defense When We Should Be On the Offense

This is the topic no one seems to want to talk about–Girls or Guys.  Moms or Dads. Parents or teenagers. Girls get defensive and guys run. I know I’m tackling this at my own risk, but this is a topic that, the more I study Scripture and research the topic, the more passionate I’ve become.…