Be Who You Want Them to Become

October 7, 2013

I’ve read a lot of parenting books (some together with Kirk), listened to lots of speakers on the subject and have tried to glean from parents much more experienced than we. Philosophies abound.  There’s “first time obedience”, “grace-based”, “child centered”, “parent centered”, “pet centered”, “attached”, “detached”, and on and on.  I read or listen to […]

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Pass Me The Manual

August 23, 2013

Are you needing some encouragement?  Today, my good friend, Andrea, is sharing some of her insights from being a mom to 2 busy boys: First of all, in case it hasn’t already been made abundantly clear to you, I am not Shara. You may wish to stop reading now. I understand. You’ve probably got a […]

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The Lies We Believe

April 21, 2013

One of Kirk’s friends has had a lot of success with self-publishing a book on Amazon.  Early To Rise hit #1 on Business Leadership for Kindle.   Yet, Andy has been hearing things…things that aren’t from God.  Andy is very honest in sharing about what “resistance” has been saying to him in his success. His article […]

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Parenting Jesus

December 1, 2010

Cade and Ella are at the age where they are starting to remember our past Christmases together and anticipate our traditions.  They still seem to forget details of how things go though.  It is in the retelling of the Christmas story and Jesus’ life on earth that really helps me stop and reflect in a […]

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Perennials in Parenting

April 21, 2010

I love perennials!! I love that most of the hard work I did in the previous years shows itself in the following years! As the kids and I were weeding today we were talking about the difference between annuals and perennials. It was such a neat time because we were able to talk about the […]

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