Seven All-Time Favorite Read-Alouds | Sarita Holzmann

This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you click and purchase from that link I will receive a commission.  As moms, we have the unique privilege and joy to read to our children. As Sonlighters, we get to cuddle on the couch to read every day and call it “doing school.” Glory! The natural love for reading and learning blossoms from these moments we spend together. I have always been a book lover. As a child, I’d bike to {Read More}

The Story Behind Rad Joy: How Our Surrender Cross Changes Everything

Need to Surrender? Scroll below for a chance to win a Surrender™ Cross and set of prayer cards from RadJoy! Winner will be contacted next week!   What is a Surrender Cross? Let me tell you our story… A little over two years ago, my husband, Rick, and I were in a season of unrest. He was working at a local oil and gas company, and I was a stay at home mom to our three children. I began to pray {Read More}

3 Tips for Meditating in God’s Word

A friend refers you to a best-selling book about true-life events. She gives it rave reviews on how it changed her life and she highly recommends it. It’s just that powerful! After talking to her you order the book immediately. The moment you get the book you decide to start with Chapter 8 of this 10-chapter book. Therefore, you finish the book in record time. Although you were confused since you only read the last 3 chapters of the entire {Read More}

3 Powerful Steps toward Becoming the Brand New You | Elisa Pulliam

Are you longing for a newer, improved version of yourself? Maybe you want to stop being that that angry, bitter, critical woman? Have you’ve had enough with the kind of insecurity and fear that steals your joy? It is time to kick worry to the curb once and for all. We all have “issues” that make us feel stuck, doubting that we’ll ever really become the woman God most certainly intended. The problem is that our longings don’t lead to {Read More}

6 Discipline Mistakes Parents Make | Ginger Hubbard

Do you find yourself threatening, repeating your instructions, or raising your voice in an attempt to get your children to obey? Are you frustrated because nothing seems to work? It could be that faulty child-training methods have snared your line of thinking. A quick bribe or mild threat looks appealing to a parent’s appetite for gaining control of a child, especially in a hurried situation. So, we take the bait — hook, line, and sinker. It’s not until later we {Read More}

Why Are Kids Impatient and Mouthy?

I sat in the doctor’s office and watched as another mom hurried in with two kids. She made sure to let the front desk clerk know she was early and expected to be able to get in right away. She also let them know (about a dozen times) that she wasn’t happy with having to fill out the necessary paperwork for herself and her kids. “I would have picked this up ahead of time, filled it all out, and made {Read More}

16 Ways to Offer Yourself Grace As a Mom

I don’t know about you, but I don’t need anyone to point out my flaws … because I’m a tough enough critic all by myself. It’s easy for me to see another mom and want to tell her, “It’s okay, you don’t have to be perfect. Don’t stress yourself out trying to be.” Yet I have a hard time speaking those words to myself. I always feel as if I can do better. Always. For so many years I woke {Read More}

Tiffany Bluhm Invites Readers to Experience Healing and Companionship

Enter below for a chance to win a copy of Tiffany Bluhm’s Never Alone. Winner will be e-mailed next week! Loneliness is on the rise in our society and impacting people of all ages. Research has shown that it increases stress and high blood pressure, weakens blood flow and immune systems, and is linked to mental disorders, depression, and even early death. It isn’t something to ignore, but rather it’s a signal for us to pay attention. Unfortunately, its negative {Read More}

Praying for Fruit; Waiting for Harvest | Hettie Brittz

Immediacy is one of my favorite things. I find deep happiness in a perky voice answering my call after only half a ring and in the same-day delivery option on Amazon. Wouldn’t parenting be a breeze if our efforts could bear same-day fruit? Imagine this: We’d call for generous sharing and – tadaaa! – our sons would offer their sisters half of their desert. Bliss. Well, I’ve tried teaching instantaneous good character, without success. When simply asking didn’t do it, {Read More}

The 6-Word Prayer that Transformed My Parenthood | Eryn Lynum

I’m not sure when I first whispered this plea to the Lord, but it must have been one of those times we parents face often, a moment dripping with fear and anxious thoughts. Six small words slipped off my lips. Little did I know how they’d be a constant companion to me in the following days and, I am sure, the coming years of raising my children. Fear is a too-familiar companion these days. It lurks around every corner, hunching {Read More}

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