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new every morning

new mercies

I’m so thankful that God’s mercies are new every morning. This was an ever present reminder recently as myself and another mom navigated our daughters through making the right choice in their friendship. Read about the story over at Tommy Nelson!

Thoughts

our great big god

3 o's

We serve a great big God. He is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. How do we teach our kids what those big words mean? Click over to Tommy Nelson for tips to teach about the 3 O’s. There’s scriptures and activities over there!

Thoughts

faith building moments

faith building moments

Of course we want our kids to build their faith in God, trusting Him even and especially when it’s hard. In order for them to do that as adults, we must provide opportunities for them to build their faith as kids. Check out 10 ideas for quick faith building moments over at Tommy Nelson.

Family Thoughts

teaching kids to be honest

I count being called "Mom" a privilege, especially when it's coming from these two. Happy Mother's Day!

Well, I don’t know what you’ve experienced, but it seems that many kids go through a lying phase. At the first hint of a lie, it’s easy to freak out and go all postal. No one teaches their kids to lie. We stress telling the truth, so why would they do it? Well, kids like to test the boundaries. The key is how we, as parents, are going to handle that. Please click over to Tommy Nelson to read my thoughts on what it means to be honest and how to teach our kids to continually choose honesty. And share your thoughts, too!

Family Thoughts

parenting. it’s hard.

my family

I’ve experienced a lot of hard things in my life, but parenting takes the cake and wins the prize on its scale of hardness points. Currently in the teen years of parenting, it has driven me to my knees more times than I can count. I’ve shed buckets of tears confessing to Jesus that I can’t do this. That’s the truth, but I know a God who understands and sees and gives me the wisdom and strength I need to do it. If you’re needing a little encouragement today, please click over to my post on Faith Gateway, Parenting: The Hardest Job You’ve Ever Done, and share your own words of encouragement. We’re in this together, parents. Let’s encourage each other.