Archives for July 2015

14 Valuable Ways to Help Teen Moms

Young moms have a lot of needs. They’re still teenagers, yet they also have to balance school, a boyfriend, friends, parents, and sometimes work. As a teen mom I faced depression when I lost my boyfriend and most of my friends during my pregnancy. I dropped out of school and slept until noon. With each day that passed I put another brick on the wall I was building around my heart. Those bricks started tumbling when older women reached out {Read More}

There is No Shortcut to Parenting

If there was a shortcut to parenting, I thought I would have found it by now. I haven’t . . . not even close. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t tried. And it doesn’t mean I haven’t failed. Still we all keep looking and hoping, don’t we? Baby music classes do not give our kids a fast-track to music scholarships in college. T-ball at age four doesn’t mean the pros at twenty. Reading a Bible story at bedtime every night {Read More}

Mealtime Devotions | Attitude of Gratitude {Plus a Giveaway!}

Mealtime Prayer What are some things that your family members have done for each other today? Thank God for your family and the ways you can help each other. Appetizer: How do you feel when you do something nice for someone else and he or she doesn’t thank you for what you’ve done? Have you ever forgotten to thank someone for doing something nice for you? Main Course: The Bible tells us that, one day, Jesus healed ten men who {Read More}

6 Ways to Pray for Your Husband: Pray for Strength & Right Living

There are many things we can pray for our husbands, but one thing we continually need to pray for is strength. We live in a world with darkness all around. Everyday our husbands are assulted with unholy attitudes, foul displays of ungodliness, and temptations that appeal to his flesh—even as his spirit battles against them. Friends, we need to pray for strength for our husbands to stand against temptation. We need to pray that our husbands will have tender and {Read More}

Still praying for that future husband? Don’t give up!

Are you still praying for a husband? Do you feel like giving up? Maybe you started praying in your teens and you’re in your 20s, 30s, or 40s now. Perhaps you’ve started to believe that your prayers are doing NOTHING. Sometimes it may seem like that’s true, but it’s not. Your prayers are working … but in ways you may not see for years and years to come. Your prayers are working, but in ways you may not see for {Read More}

Take Heart! | John 16:33

Saturday Scripture   John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. Prayer Papa God, Thank you for the overwhelming peace I have in you. Though I will meet trials and pain, you have overcome! Whenever I’m feeling dejected and defeated, remind me of your power and faithfulness. Give me the courage to get through this life and {Read More}

Adoption in Fiction . . . and in Life

Do you ever look back and can see how God is working and are amazed? Have you ever had a moment when you have an “ah-ha” moment and the only thing you can do is praise God? That happened to me today. That happened to me when I was writing this post. I sat down to write about a few of the books that include adoption. I was going to share first about my novel Love Finds You in Lonesome {Read More}

Meaningful Motherhood

At this moment I have children spread all over the world. My daughter is a missionary in Europe. My son, daughter-in-law, and grandkids are recent transplants to Hawaii. I have four children at home, and we’ll be adding four more through adoption in the next month. As a mom I want nothing more than to have all my children together. I want them in my house or at least down the street. I want to see their smiles. I want to {Read More}

Mealtime Devotions | Water, Water Everywhere {Plus a Giveaway!}

Mealtime Prayer After the leader prays each phrase, everyone says, “We thank You, dear Lord.” Leader: For food to eat and water to drink, For healthy bodies and minds that think, For all that we have and all we enjoy, For every girl and every boy. Appetizer: Try to come up with ten uses for water. Go! Main Course: Eat as much of your dinner as you can without taking a drink. How long could you last? Why do we {Read More}

Guided Prayer Cards for MOPS Leaders

I don’t know about you, but sometimes it’s hard to pray. It’s even harder when I’m asked to pray out loud with others. Sometimes I don’t know what to say. Or sometimes someone else says what I was going to. Much of the time when it comes to praying out loud I’m so concerned about my words, that I forget to pray in agreement with others. Have you ever felt that way? I’ve very excited because today I’m heading out {Read More}

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