Hope For Women … you’re capable of wonderful things | Angelia White

Life is not always easy—that’s a truth I’ve come to know far too well. As a young girl and into adulthood, I haven’t always had ideal situations occur. I’ve faced instances of abandonment and sexual abuse, leading to brokenness, depression and having to start from scratch. I felt completely alone during my darkest points, and I wasn’t sure where to turn. I never had sisters growing up, but I certainly wished for them. Thankfully, the Lord provided me with the {Read More}

The Great Cover Up | Chrystal Evans Hurst

Selfies. Most of us have taken them. Some of us have taken them seriously. If you’ve ever posted a selfie on social media, you can appreciate the work it takes to get a good one. The lighting has to be right. The angle has to be right. And lord knows, the filter has to be right, too. Selfies are serious business. I’m embarrassed to say there have been times it took thirty snaps to get the one photo I felt was {Read More}

You’re not just eating bon-bons! | Susan May Warren

What are you reading? I asked this question to approximately 40 aspiring writers this weekend as I sat across from them at a table during our private one-on-one sessions at the Northwestern Christian Writers Conference. A few of them would tell me of a story that they were reading, a bestseller perhaps or some obscure book from series they liked. And then I would ask them is this story in the genre you are writing? Only a couple nodded. The {Read More}

4 Best Tips for Moms this Summer | Jessica Kastner

Enter below for your chance to win a copy of Jessica Kastner’s Hiding from the Kids in my Prayer Closet Ahhhh summer. What mom doesn’t embrace the season of strappy sandals, beach trips, and never once scavenging the house for matching socks before the bus comes. But although we earnestly look forward to the absence of homework and making lunches with eyes half open at 10 pm, it’s still a challenge to keep the kids happy and entertained every day {Read More}

A Super-Simple Way to Effectively Study the Bible with Your Kids! {Guest Post by Amber Lia}

  Make sure to enter below for your chance to win a copy of Study Buddy! The church service ended and we made the mad dash to all four classrooms to pick our four sons. My husband Guy and I divide and conquer. After our third son was born, we realized that man to man combat would need to be replaced with zone defense. Now that we have four kids, we are seriously outnumbered. Even something as routine as picking {Read More}

How You Can Grow Your Child’s Heart for the World {Guest Post by Britta Stromeyer Esmail}

  How You Can Grow Your Child’s Heart for the World In 2015, we took our two daughters Maya and Anya to Kenya. For our oldest (then 6 years old) it was her fourth visit but the first she would remember. Her father grew up in Kenya and we have family there. Besides fun tourist activities, visiting the national park and going to the beach in Mombasa, we believe it is important for our daughters to see how other children {Read More}

3 Practical Tips to Help You Plan Joy into Your Homeschool

Have you ever met someone who you love being around and you want to make them an instant friend? That’s how I felt when I met Kristi Clover. She’s sweet, smart and fun! She’s also a homeschooling mama of many wonderful kiddos and a blogger. She’s my type of lady! (And we have a book, Homeschooling Basics, coming out soon—and you can listen to Kristi and I talk about God using your pain and you past on her podcast here!) Kristi’s {Read More}

3 Social Media Challenges Every Parent Needs to Help Their Teenager Navigate {Guest Post}

Can you imagine a world without social media? No Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. It’s hard right? The reality is that while social media has profoundly shaped us as adults, it is completely reinventing what it means to come of age as a teenager. As someone who has the privilege of teaching and mentoring students in the areas of Biblical worldview, apologetics, and culture, I get a front row seat to the opportunities and challenges facing our young people. The irony is {Read More}

5 Ways to Let Go in a Life-Giving Way {+ a giveaway} from Vicki Caruana

Letting go has the reputation of being the result of defeat or the result of disappointment or grief. But it is also seen as a healthy act, one that allows for growth, opportunity, or transition to a new state or next level. When it comes to our kids, we have been letting go since they were born. Letting go is a process, not an event. Letting go can be life-giving and empowering. Letting go without warning – that can be {Read More}

Striving for Mom of the Year? Be encouraged!

You want to be the best mom you can be, but often you’re left wondering if you’re even close to achieving that goal. One day you feel like an enormous success, the next a total failure. It’s a crazy combination of peaks and valleys. Payment for this wild adventure called motherhood comes in the form of sticky kisses and dandelion bouquets—priceless, unforgettable rewards from the most precious of treasures, your children. Still, sometimes we need to be reminded of the {Read More}

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