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As women, motherhood is often a central part of our lives, and it is also just as often a battle against our flesh, as our own flesh and blood exerts its will against ours. It is a battle, and as a mom of seven, it is a topic near and dear to my heart, even when I consider myself far from expert.

3 Kid-Friendly Spiritual Truths In the Eclipse

I love using nature and science to teach spiritual truths to my kids. I find it really helpful when there is a natural event that applies directly to teaching my kids. And this eclipse is perfect in so many ways! Set aside all the end times prophesy fulfillment for a moment. While I certainly find some of it suspiciously significant, and while I am not entirely opposed to teaching my kids about end times prophesy, I think this occasion offers much more for the little ones. So, I’ve done the heavy lifting for you and…

Find Your Purpose in Two Easy Steps

As most teens tend to do, sometime around high school, I began questioning the meaning of life and trying to find my purpose - the (hopefully significant) thing I should do with myself. College was on the horizon and I didn't want to wander aimlessly through life. I became determined, even obsessed, with figuring out what I was supposed to do, what God wanted me to do. I entered college as a psychology major, only to find I didn't like it at all. After nearly a year of floundering, I decided to take a journalism class…

Saved Through Childbearing? Say WHAT?

There's that Bible verse that every woman struggles with. We read it and shrug it off, or just read past it really fast and pretend we didn't see it. It doesn't make sense. We don't like it. Therefore, we ignore it. 1 Timothy 2:15, "But women will be saved through childbearing if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety." Shut the Front Door. The Bible says What? Why yes, yes it does say that. How could the Bible say women are saved through childbearing? And forever... for my whole life I have hated that…

Five of the Most Life-Changing Books I’ve Ever Read

Every once in a while you come across a book that is more than just good reading material. It’s not just frivolous beach reading, but a life changing experience that you’ll be oh so thankful you read. When I find one of these books, I usually can’t put them down, nor can I help but tell everyone I know about them. These are the books that make my short list of life-changing reading material. With seven kids, I don’t get to read as often as I’d like anymore, but these books have been profoundly life-altering for me.…

Seven Ways to Strengthen Your Kids’ Relationships with God

School is out and the kids are already bored. You wake up each morning wondering how you're going to keep your kids busy again today! So why not use this summer as an opportunity to teach them more about God, and to strengthen the relationship of each family member with our Heavenly Father. Here's a few ideas how you can: One of my favorite ways to remind my children about our God is to get outside and use His creation to teach them about him. A walk in the woods or a camping trip can offer a host of Biblical…

I’m Not Wonder Woman

This past Mother's Day, our pastor shared a message titled "Moms are Super Heroes." As I sat there, I felt the urge to sink lower and lower in my seat. She described the mom who jumps and runs the moment her child cries for her, the mom who lifts a car when her child is trapped, the mom who can make dinner from scratch and teach her 2-year-old to read while simultaneously ordering groceries and rescuing the neighbor's cat from a tree. This is not me. If hot mess was a super power, I'd be Wonder Woman. It's too bad,…
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