Self-control

Just how many parenting books do you have?  I have so many, I don’t even know…I love my children so much and have always wanted to be the best mama I can be.  Yes, the Bible gives us instructions for all of life, but let’s face it:  most of us just haven’t had the information […]

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Intentional. It’s kind of a buzz word today, isn’t it?  “Be intentional with your time,” I hear.  “Live life on purpose,” they say.  “Be deliberate!” they encourage.  And you know, I agree. How does the saying go? …”If you don’t aim at anything, you’ll hit it every time.”  And it’s true, an aimless life is […]

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She opens her mouth with wisdom,     and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26 I have been spending time camping in Proverbs these past few weeks and Proverbs 31 seems to get most of my time.  It is mindful to remember that Proverbs are not promises for our lives but guides to […]

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“In your anger, do not sin.” ~Ephesians 4:26 As a busy mommy of nine, I’ve experienced my share of angry outbursts—both from me and from my children. Perhaps a little one got into big sister’s art supplies…again. Maybe I’ve asked for “quiet voices while the baby sleeps” one too many times. On any given day, […]

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It’s not fair. Three little words that sparked the feminist movement. Women didn’t think it was fair that men were treated more importantly than women. They thought they were viewed with lesser value than the men and it wasn’t fair. In some aspects this was true and in some cultures today women are treated with […]

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God first spoke to me about complaining about eight years ago during the holidays. We were living in the same town as my husband’s family and I wanted to do the “daughter in law thing” by inviting his mom over for Thanksgiving dinner. What I didn’t realize was that his entire family usually gets together […]

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What is it that makes us think we have to wait until January 1st to make new commitments or start fresh working on a long-desired goal? Sure, I make little goals all year long, but it seems the New Year is the time I pick to start on the really big ones. It’s probably because […]

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  I want to be good. Who doesn’t? I want to do justly and love mercy and walk humbly. I just want to do the right thing. Sometimes that is so hard. Didn’t someone say something one time, way back, about that thing which I ought to do, I don’t; and that thing I do, I […]

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