Hope for the Mom Who Feels Unremarkable {+ a giveaway!}

I am the mother of eight children, something that feels very normal and unimpressive to me, but usually elicits a response of shock and awe in people I meet. I feel largely unremarkable. You, too? In all these years of mothering, there have been joyful, wonderful, absolutely fun days, and there have been hopeless, depressing, despairing, and desperate days when I wanted to stay crouched beneath the covers and not have to face all of those little and not-so-little people {Read More}

Change Your Future By Doing This One Thing | Guest Post

  If I could somehow wind the clock back thirty years or so, self-control is one area where I wish I could have a do-over. There are areas of my character and my walk with God today that would be more fruitful and blessed, battles I might not have to fight so vigorously, if I had been more intentional about developing a sophron (self-controlled) mind as a younger woman. How I would love to be an older woman in your {Read More}

The 3 Marks of a Filling Love | Guest Post {+ Giveaway}

We all struggle with identity—who we are, why we are, and what we have to offer the world. About the time we find a scrap of worth or significance, something happens to make us fully aware of how much we lack. A harsh word. A broken relationship. A blunder or failure. Then, in spite of our best efforts at positivity or affirmation, we can’t escape the insecurity and aloneness we experience as a result. When it comes to this epidemic {Read More}

Why It’s OK To Label Our Kids

We’ve all heard it said that it’s important not to label our children. “She’s the shy one.” “He’s the trouble maker.” “If she’s this moody now she’s going to be big trouble by the time she’s a teen.” As a mom of ten, I learned personally that this type of labeling does not benefit our children. Up until my daughter, Leslie, was four-years-old I thought she was shy. She always hid behind me when we were around new people, and {Read More}

5 Things to Do When the Kids Are Driving You Crazy

Most days I have at least one moment of wondering what God was thinking when He gave me these amazing kids.  I trust Him, I do, but I sure do feel stretched through this mom gig.  It’s wonderful and fulfilling one moment and defeating the next. The ups and downs and all arounds can make me feel like I am losing my mind.  I mean HOW can one person lose their shoes three times a day?!  And WHY do we {Read More}

How to Start a Teen MOPS Group

  I get emails all the time from people asking how they can start a Teen MOPS group. Well, here’s some info. How to start a Teen MOPS group: If you’ve followed me for any time on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve heard me talk about Teen MOPS. Teen MOPS is a support group for teenage mothers. It’s part of MOPS International. Basically Teen MOPS is a support group for our youngest moms. I started a Teen MOPS group in Kalispell, {Read More}

Love Book + Giveaway!

My husband is one of the hardest people to buy. Mostly because he’s just so content. There isn’t much he needs . . . or even wants. My man loves time together. He also love to hear how much I love and respect him. This year I decided to get John a Love Book. I loved a few things about it: 1. The book is easy to create and able to be edited. 2. It’s a fun and humorous gift. {Read More}

Where Does Your Husband Go To Be Admired and Appreciated? | Sharon Jaynes

Where does your husband go for admiration and appreciation? He goes somewhere. All men do. Does he go to work in hopes of hearing “Job well done”? Does he go to the ball field in hopes of hearing “Way to go, man”? Does he go back home to mother to hear “I’m so proud of you, son”? Does he work late hoping for a few compliments from the gals in the office? Does he feast on compliments from patients or {Read More}

God’s Whispers About Your Future Husband ~ A Devotion for Teen Girls

Have you ever thought about what a whisper will sound like from your future husband? Can you picture the two of you snuggled on a couch? Or at a park? Or walking along a sidewalk? He leans close. You feel his breath on your cheek. What does he say? I love you. I can’t wait until we’re alone. You look beautiful. Isn’t that what every young woman hopes for some day? We all want a guy who will love God {Read More}

Four Marriage Fades You Need to STOP Today | Jill Savage

My husband Mark and I have been are getting ready to celebrate our 34th anniversary, and 25 of those years were happy ones. Marriage has always been up and down for us, but six years ago Mark really lost his way and found himself in a midlife crisis…affair included. He was disillusioned with God, the church, and marriage. He eventually left me, our five children, and headed off to pursue this new relationship. Four months later, God got ahold of {Read More}

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