How To Resolve The Santa Dilemma

How To Resolve The Santa Dilemma
“Look, buddy! I got a baby Jesus one and you got a Christmas one!” Our kids had just opened their annual Advent calendars from Grandma. My daughter’s depicted a scene straight out of Luke 2, with shepherds, wise men, Jesus, Mary and Joseph. My son’s featured Santa’s workshop complete with elves, toys, candy canes, reindeer, ...

Preparing Your Heart Over Home This Christmas

28. November 2016 Parenting 3
Preparing Your Heart Over Home This Christmas
There is something cozy and inviting about a house all decorated for Christmas. The brightly lit tree, stockings hung by the fireplace, garland on the mantle, nativity figures displayed prominently. An ordinary room can be transformed into a winter wonderland. It makes me want to just sit under a warm blanket with a steaming cup ...

Hope For Mothers When Marriage Feels Too Hard

17. November 2016 Motherhood, Parenting 10
Hope For Mothers When Marriage Feels Too Hard
Another popular Christian blogger announced her divorce this week. In this situation, it was her husband who decided to dissolve the marriage. But he did so in the same vein of being unhappy, as this blogger wrote about three months ago. When did we start thinking that marriage is primarily about our happiness? We now have ...

4 Ways To Develop Character In Your Kids

10. November 2016 Parenting 3
4 Ways To Develop Character In Your Kids
This past election season had adults from both opposing sides spewing hatred towards each other. It was ugly. It made my heart hurt. It came from even those professing to be Christians. When I see grown-ups who should know better treating one another this way, I want better for my children. Resolve stirs up inside ...

Dear Mom Who Suffers With Anxiety

03. November 2016 Motherhood, Parenting 9
Dear Mom Who Suffers With Anxiety
I see you, finding safety in a clean, orderly house. You’re not able to go to bed at night until everything is back in its rightful place. I know the lies anxiety tells you. That you’re a failure because you didn’t finish everything you should have today. That your kids deserve a better mother, a mother who ...

Faith When It Comes To Schooling Decisions

27. October 2016 Homeschooling, Parenting 3
Faith When It Comes To Schooling Decisions
Nobody wants to be accused of having weak faith. But there it was, staring me uncomfortably in the face. In a conversation with someone I had stated my belief that it’s not wise to put kids, whose faith is still developing, into a place that teaches things contrary to God’s Word for 30 some hours a ...