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6 Reasons NOT to Criticize Your In-Laws

Photo Credit – Flickr Before we get into the issue of why not to criticize our in-laws, let’s define criticism. When I am speaking about criticism in this post, I am talking about: having a critical, judgmental, negative, condemning spirit toward others that cannot be pleased. insulting other people. fault-finding. gossipping. having a negative attitude. […]

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The Importance of Finding Your Family Vision – by Shelly Wildman

Photo by JOHN TOWNER on Unsplash   A guest post by newly published author of the Christian parenting book “First Ask Why,” Shelly Wildman. It would be a fabulous follow-up to my book, “The Peaceful Mom – Building a Firm Foundation with Christ As Lord”: ———– Have you ever taken your kids on a trip but not told […]

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Eight Powerful Keys to Peace

Photo by Matt Artz on Unsplash There is no doubt about it, being a woman, wife, and/or mom is tough today. With so many crazy things happening in our own families, relationships, jobs, and schedules – not to mention the complete insanity going on in the world – a peaceful heart may seem like an […]

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The Gratitude Challenge!

Photo by Neven Krcmarek on Unsplash Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:18 Gratitude is a habit I must consciously cultivate. It is is a choice. It is also a command! Meaning – it is not optional for believers in Christ. I choose to […]

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TAKE THE QUIZ – Are You a Peaceful Mom?

Photo by Fineas Gavre on Unsplash The Peaceful Mom book releases March 27th! Nine years ago, I would not have described myself as an “unpeaceful” mom. But as I reflect on my heart and approach then, I only had fleeting flickers of peace. Peace seemed to last only a few minutes—or a few seconds. I […]

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Are You Able to Say, “No”?

  Sometimes we struggle with telling people, “No.” We don’t want to seem selfish or ungodly. We don’t want to disappoint or upset people. Being a people pleaser can seem like a good thing, but it it actually very toxic. Saying, “No,” is a critical life-skill we all need. The goal is, we should be […]

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The Cure for My Compulsion to Control – Part 1

Photo by Ashton Mullins on Unsplash Last week I shared about how we can develop a compulsion to control other people, situations, and the Lord in this post. I thought I “had to try to control” other people and situations. I truly believed it was my responsibility and that everything would be a disaster if I […]

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Prayer for 2018

Ladies (and Gentlemen), I invite you to take a few moments to pray together with me over your upcoming year,  your family, your church, this ministry, and the church worldwide. What an awesome privilege that God grants us access to the very Holy of Holies in heaven 24/7 through Jesus and His finished work on […]

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