Category: Faith

Time Alone with God–You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me!

Face it! When you have young children squeezing one more thing into your day is hopeless! Even if that one thing is spending time alone with God. Have you heard the story of Suzanna Wesley who had (I believe) 18 children? She had her…

You Are a MOM!

YES! You CAN do this parenting thing because:  You are beautiful. Those little people in your home think YOU are the most beautiful woman in the world. You are smart. Smarter than you think you are. You are tough. When things are tough you…

New Mother’s Prayer for Energy

This quote is taken from Hugs for New Moms by Stephanie Howard, page 20. When motherhood                           is draining the best of you and you feel overwhelmed and    ill-equipped for the responsibilities      …

Parenting From Fear Or Courage?

I’ve been a parent for 48 years. Boy! I’m old. Over this half-century I’ve seen many changes in our culture—including our Christian culture. I’ve watched the family structure crumble little-bit-by-little-bit. It’s a huge contributor to the other social ills of 21st Century America, in…

2018 Books on Christian Parenting

This list comes from an article in Publisher’s Weekly dated January 24, 2018. “Publishers Offer Parents Guidance In Challenging Times” was written by Ann Byle. Read the entire article here. So, watch for these titles to hit the shelves at various times in 2018,…

YOUR CHILD’S HEART

I Samuel 16:7 b says: “Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.” Luke 16:15 b says:                               …

PRAYING OVER YOUR CHILDREN

For the past fifty years I have prayed over my sleeping children, then grandchildren. Even when they were in their teens (too busy usually to pray with me) I knelt beside their beds late at night and prayed specifically for them. When my sons…

For Parents: Inspiring Blogs & FaceBook Pages

I was supposed to make my first Saturday post for parents last week. My apologies for missing that date. During the Christmas holiday my sweet sister-in-law and dear friend of 50 years died in a tragic auto accident. I spent the first week of January…

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

I remember the times we took our young grandchildren to view neighborhood Christmas lights. They looked so festive and beautiful. Lights of every color. All kinds of “wintry” figures and a few manger scenes, too. Occasionally we saw a Star of David near a…

Collaborative Writing

By Crystal Bowman I’ve had a few co-authoring projects over the years that were one-time contracts with no further commitments to another author. But now that I’m writing with my daughter, Teri McKinley, this could be a long-term collaborative relationship! Teri was only 8…

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