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Have you ever been the target of identity theft? It can be a scary, expensive, and life altering thing. Even if you haven’t experienced identity theft by a savvy modern day bandit, I can guarantee you are being targeted for spiritual identity theft… and so are your children. Recent news events are disturbing in part […]

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A month and a half ago, I started 2015 with a personal challenge. Instead of making resolutions, I decided to focus each day on just trusting one of God’s promises. The goal was to choose 40 promises from God’s Word~ one a day for 40 days. After 40 days, I’d evaluate my {very unscientific} experiment. So I made […]

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I have two daughters. One daughter was placed in my arms on a Sunday evening after ten hours of labor. As a missionary, I live nomadic so I’ve given birth in three different countries. Giving birth to my daughter in this Asian country was a crazy experience, let me tell you. I was relieved when […]

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  There’s one key word when it comes to raising spiritually minded children: intentionality. It doesn’t happen by accident. There are many things we can do to foster spiritual awareness, hunger, and spiritual appreciation in our children.  It just takes intentionality. We will be talking about 10 specific things to do during this series. I have either […]

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  Dinnertime has been called “The Hour That Matters Most” and for good reason. As psychologist and family therapists Les and Leslie Parrott say, “Countless studies have shown that if parents could only take one proactive and practical step to engender family commitment, appreciation, affection, positive communication, time together, and all the rest, it would […]

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The folks at iHomeschool Network have done it again. When it comes to resources, iHomeschool Network knows their stuff… and when I learned of all the helps, tools, and combined wisdom in the 2013 Omnibus Insta-Library, oh. my. word, I almost had a fit!   I’m pleased to be sharing this offer with you, which […]

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Mother’s Day is an opportunity we have to truly bless our mothers. But a few years ago, I realized it was also a golden opportunity to show my daughters what it looks like to honor my mother. This biblical mandate applies to children of all ages. I realized that my daughters will learn how to […]

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  Have you ever wondered what eggs have to do with Easter? Me too. Chances are, your kids wonder too. As a Christian, one of the most meaningful celebrations we have is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. While there are many fun traditions associated with Easter, it is important our children know why we celebrate… […]

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