Parenting

Shepherding the Heart of Your Child

There is a very fine line that is often crossed when parenting, one side leads right to your child’s heart and the other is a straight path away from your child’s heart. Are you holding the heart of your child? Are you shepherding your child’s heart? *Do you focus more on performances, grades, exterior behaviors… Continue reading Shepherding the Heart of Your Child

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement · Homemaking · Parenting · Titus 2

What It Means to Be an Encourager

What is Encouragement? Encourage (verb) to lift up, to spur on to do better, inspire with courage, or to stimulate with consistent assistance or approval. The Essence of an Encourager Over twenty years ago when I was first hired to be a middle school teacher, I learned quickly that a teacher must be an encourager.… Continue reading What It Means to Be an Encourager

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement · Money · Parenting · Titus 2

Seeking Silence and Solitude as a Christian Woman

As a mom of six active children and a husband who is currently working from home, I can tell you that silence does not happen naturally, nor does solitude find me easily. From sun-up to sun-down, I am busy homeschooling, homemaking, and home managing my large family. It is easy to get tired, lose my… Continue reading Seeking Silence and Solitude as a Christian Woman

Biblical womanhood · Homemaking · Money · Parenting

Three Basic Truths that Will Help You Manage Your Time Better as a Homemaker

Time, Like Money, Must Be Budgeted Many of you know that my husband and I are huge Dave Ramsey fans. Dave Ramsey taught my husband and me how to manage our money better, become debt-free, build our emergency fund, and plan for retirement. Dave Ramsey is a financial advisor who loves to teach others how… Continue reading Three Basic Truths that Will Help You Manage Your Time Better as a Homemaker

Parenting

How to Teach Your Child About God

*This post contains affiliate links. The darkening sky was dotted with bright white stars. My 3-year-old nephew was staring up at them, his innocent eyes wide with wonderment. “Do you like the stars?” I asked him. He nodded silently, his gaze still fixed on the heavens. “Do you know who made the stars?” He looked… Continue reading How to Teach Your Child About God

Encouragement · Homemaking · Parenting

Does the Coronavirus Have You Feeling Stuck? 15 Ways to Incorporate Some Fun into Your Routine

Does the Coronavirus Have You Feeling Stuck In Your Routine? I will admit that I like having the same routine. I thrive with a consistent routine. However, my children have been feeling blah about this whole social distancing and shelter-in-place stuff with us not being able to go to the library, to youth group, or… Continue reading Does the Coronavirus Have You Feeling Stuck? 15 Ways to Incorporate Some Fun into Your Routine

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement · Homemaking · Keepers Corner · Parenting

FINDING CONTENTMENT IN OUR CALLING AS A HOMEMAKER

As I looked around my home today, I saw all six of my children doing their morning chores. And as I stood there amid the hum of the vacuum, the swish-swish of the washer, the thump-thump of wet towels in the dryer, the sound of the wet mop hitting the tile floor, my daughter making… Continue reading FINDING CONTENTMENT IN OUR CALLING AS A HOMEMAKER

Keepers Corner · Parenting · Titus 2

KEEPER’S CORNER: Equipping Our Children, Not Enabling

Equipping, Not Enabling Our Children We have an important duty as a parent to ensure that our children are equipped for the future. We are not doing our children any favor when we do their chores for them. We are not doing any favors if we are do not expect our children to work. We… Continue reading KEEPER’S CORNER: Equipping Our Children, Not Enabling

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement · Homemaking · Marriage · Parenting · Titus 2

Homeschooling Truths for those Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days

Homeschooling Truths for those Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days. Our day was rough from the get-go with a few of my children having less than desirable attitudes towards schooling. My eight year old who is recovering from a cold and did not sleep well due to coughing; was crabby this morning. My twelve-year-old… Continue reading Homeschooling Truths for those Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days

Biblical womanhood · Encouragement · Marriage · Parenting · Titus 2

Are You Easily Offended?

Are You An Easily Offended Person? Are You An Easily Offended Person? “Why do so-and-so treat me this way?” “What did I do to deserve this?” Does this sound like you or anybody else that you may know? To be honest, this was me several years ago. Many of those early years in our marriage,… Continue reading Are You Easily Offended?