3 Ways to Stop Being a Control Girl Mama | Shannon Popkin

When I arrived home late one evening after attending a ladies’ event at church, I heard both of my babies wailing. Dropping my purse, I ran up to their bedrooms in a panic. The poor little dears had been crying for quite some time! They were red-faced, hot, and mad. I immediately picked them up, soothed them with pacifiers and stuffed animals, then had them back to sleep in minutes. Back downstairs, I found my husband on the couch. I {Read More}

Go from Good to Great

“For the Law never made anything perfect—but instead a better hope is introduced through which we [now] come close to God.” Hebrews 7:19 (AMP) My friend Kayleigh is 15 years younger than me, but 15 times more serious in the kitchen. While I am an adequate cook, Kayleigh pours through recipe books to discover the next great recipe. When our church had a dessert contest for a lady’s event, Kayleigh spent all day making chocolate ganache tarts and she won {Read More}

3 Ways to Include Devotions in {Any} Family’s Busy Schedule – Rhonda Owens

We’re all busy. Whether we have one child or eight; whether we homeschool or public school; whether we work at home, work part-time or full — we are busy! In fact, most of my friends, in response to the question, “How are you?” usually respond, “Busy!!” So in a day and age when we feel harried, as if we couldn’t possibly add one more thing to our schedules, how are we doing at following God’s directive to diligently teach our {Read More}

Last Day to Enter Ray Vander Laan’s Experience the Bible Giveaway!

Our task as Christians is to bring “lost sheep” back into the love and safety of His kingdom. How are you doing at welcoming the strangers and prodigals the Lord longs to embrace? Learn how to work on your task with Ray Vander Laan’s Israel’s Mission, volume thirteen in the That the World May Know® DVD series. Discover the mission that can give your life—and the lives of those around you—greater meaning than you ever imagined. Filmed on location in the Middle {Read More}

The Power of Digging Deeper into God’s Word | ‘That the World May Know’ with Ray Vander Laan

What I didn’t learn in Sunday School I grew up in church, but I learned very little about the Bible during those early years. My Sunday school teacher was awesome. I enjoyed the lessons and learned Scripture verses. And while I could tell you that David toppled Goliath, and Sarah laughed when she was told she was going to have a child, I didn’t understand how the Bible was put together as one cohesive story. I discovered my lack of {Read More}

6 Books to Help You Discover God’s Will for Your Life (Plus a Giveaway!)

I was a young, teenage mom when I gave my life to God. I had completely gotten my life off track, but when I prayed that prayer of relinquishment I trusted that God could do something with my life. Boy, He didn’t disappoint. Over the years I’ve been involved in wonderful churches with dedicated believers. I’ve walked through life with a godly man, and I’ve done my best to encourage and inspire others … but looking back most of what {Read More}

7 Ways to Teach Your Toddler About Jesus

7 Ways to Teach Your Toddler About Jesus by Anne Garboczi Evans   Hi, I’m Anne and I’m the mother of a talkative little two-year-old named Joe-Joe. And the older he grows, the more he wants to know. Growing up the second of four kids, I always thought of kids’ learning things as osmosis. You hang around smart people who have bookshelves full of interesting books and you end up educated—and entertained, and fed, and owning a driver’s license, right? {Read More}

6 Ways to Grow Trust in God

How do you learn to trust God? Let go of your idea of how things should happen. God’s ways are not our ways. And how He chooses to show up will be different—greater—than we can expect. Most of the time we will not get what we want. Instead, we’ll get a greater revelation of who Jesus is. Turn to God in prayer, even when you doubt (especially when you doubt). Talk to Jesus as simply as Martha did. There’s no need for fancy words. {Read More}

It’s Time to Get Creative, Mom.

  It’s Time to Get Creative, Mom. As a writer, I know all about creativity. I know how essential it is. I know how fun it can be. I also know what it’s like to be at a loss for creativity. Even as a mom, creativity is important. Combine the needed creativity for being both a mom and a writer . . . well, it’s tough to come by. When there are people and paperwork and piles to manage… When {Read More}

Parenting: The Power of Teachable Moments

Parenting: The Power of Teachable Moments It was an ordinary day. I was leaving the doctor’s office with my three kids when the homeless man approached us. He was in a wheelchair and he was missing a leg. I’d just gotten the kids buckled into their car seats when he approached asking for food. I “just so happened” to have a packed lunch with me. I also had recently been to the bakery, and I’d picked up some donuts for {Read More}

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