Helping moms create space for fun, family, and faith
It's shameful.America's local and state law enforcement officers have suffered so much negativity and hate by a small but powerful minority this last year.Though this group is small, with the voice of media, they have campaigned to try to turn America against the ones who put their lives on the line every day to protect us.How ludicrous is that?Not only do our law enforcement officers deserve our honor and respect, we need to be intentional to teach our children the importance of honoring and respecting those who uphold the law in our communities.The American Family Association has initiated a Day of Prayer and Appreciation For Law Enforcement, slated for Sunday, June 13.Let's get behind this!This is a great way for us to let them know we appreciate their work.
These are some ways we can get involved:
As you gather for your main family meal on Sunday, pray for law...
Do you have teens?
Would you like to build a stronger relationship with them?
Get some powerful ideas in this interview Brenna did with family coach Dr. Cam.
Happy Memorial Day! Some interesting things about today...
1. How many Americans understand the true meaning behind Memorial Day?
According to a recent survey of 2,000 Americans, just 43% were aware it’s a holiday honoring those who died in service while in the U.S. Armed Forces.
2. How many understand the Moment of Remembrance?
Only half of those polled understood that this is a moment when Americans are asked to pause for one minute to remember those who have died in U.S. military service.
But a third surveyed were able to select the correct time for when it takes place — 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.
3. How many Americans understand the term "Gold Star Family"?
Half of Americans polled knew this is a family who has lost a loved one in military service.
To see the flag identifying a Gold Star Family, click here and scroll down.
If you are an American, what can you do to make the most of Memorial Day?...
Your child is gifted.
We all know Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” In translating from the original Hebrew language, which is more precise than our English, the Amplified Bible reads:
“Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Prov. 22:6, TAB
From the original Hebrew we see each child has a gift or bent -- a direction he should go that fits with his God-given passion -- that he will never abandon once trained in it.
Discovering this is one of the most important things we can help our children do.
God might even use it to reform that sector of society for His glory.
George Washington Carver is a great example of using his gifts.
Though he was from a humble background, he did great things that had an impact worldwide and , revolutionized the farming industry.
In Carver's day peanuts...
The Lord bless you
and keep you,
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.
God bless you, mama!
The Lord sees and knows the many ways you serve your family each day.
Comment below one thing you are thankful for this Mother's Day.
How would you like to say bye-bye to those nagging laundry piles?
Laundry is one of those things that always seems to be hanging over moms' heads, and it can be terribly draining. These are just a few of the problems:
Here's an idea - LET EVERYONE CARRY THEIR LOAD (pun intended).
Can you imagine a world where everyone ages 3 and up does their own laundry?
How would that impact your life on a week-to-week basis, and how many extra hours would that buy you in a month?
I dare you to try.
To make the change, communication will be important. These are questions to ask each family member that can help set them up for success -- it simplifies, equips and tailors their experience:
1. What can you get rid of from your drawers and...
Mama, is Santa real?
Do you know the history behind that jolly red-suited gift-giving legend?
Check out this documentary, hosted by historian/archeologist Mark Wilson.
Instead of traveling to the North Pole, he goes to modern day Turkey to explore.
There he digs up clues that tell us a lot about the man behind the legend.
Maybe you will want to share this with your kids, too? You can watch at this link or find it on Amazon Prime.
Praying you are having a blessed Christmas season.
May that Saint Nicholas spirit of giving and generosity prevail in us not only this month, but throughout the year.
Thought about family photos this year yet?
While we most likely have all had more time with our children than we had anticipated this year, we may not have thought much about how they have grown and changed through the course of it.
Because our mental space has been filled up with the "extras" of pandemic and election concerns, I thought you might appreciate a little nudge that this might be a good time to think about a family picture.
Here are a few questions to help you make a great plan for family pictures this year:
We must be diligent in discernment these days, momma. Things that look good from their titles aren't necessarily what they seem.
We could talk about current organizations, movements and governmental committees with names that make them seem right and good even when they have an evil agenda.
But for today, I'd just like to look at two seemingly "Christian" books.
The two books are called Conversations with God and Conversations with God for Teens, by Neal D. Walsch, and are being promoted by Oprah.
The books' titles make them seem Christian, but their messages go against the Word of God. They not only contain false doctrine, they sometimes quote (in error) the Word of God.
They have been on the New York Times best sellers list and are made available to our kids through the Scholastic Book Club.
The author purports to answer various questions asked by kids using the "voice...