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10 Ways to Obey God that Will Bring You More Joy!

      10 Ways to Obey God that Will Bring you More Joy   1. Pray: Praying out loud or on paper is a game changer. I could never personally keep up with a traditional prayer “journal”, so now I just journal my own way with bright pretty sharpies and blank white paper. I do it on my own time and I can still go back and read old prayer request etc, but it is way more fun and lively for me. I think about the person or situation I’m praying about and write out bullet points or character…

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Be A Better Mom Monday: Character

As we are just one short week away from embarking back into the middle of our school year, (year around here) I find myself making goals, plans and reminding myself why we home school. More importantly, however, I’m reminded of the weight of what being a Christian means and how the way I choose to behave will be what really effects my children’s behavior and character most. In my studies of God’s word these days, I’m hungry to understand why people still sin. I’m desperate to understand what true repentance and forgiveness are in a way that reflects in my…

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Be A Better Mom Monday |Parenting Reminders

  Parenting can be so difficult, I imagine whatever season you are in, parenting has its difficult days.  We are in a season with very small children who are still, for the most part very dependent on us to meet many, if not all of their needs.  When baby #5 joins us, we will have 5 children under the age of 6 for 3 months!!  Some days I’m overwhelmed. Most days I’m exhausted. I woke up this morning with parenting reminders on my heart. Perhaps they will help get you through this Monday.   Parenting Reminders:  Our children are precious,…

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10 Tuesday | 10 Changes for Better Parenting

    1.  Turn off the TV: I’m not saying you have to live television free, but let your children learn to occupy themselves and not be entertained every moment of the day. 2.  Get off the computer: Engage with your children as much of the day as possible.  Save your social media time for designated periods of time in the day or just wait until the children are sleeping to do all your web surfing. 3.  Sit down and eat with your kids: When my husband isn’t home, it is so easy to sit the children down for a…

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10 Tuesday | 10 Changes for Better Parenting

    1.  Turn off the TV: I’m not saying you have to live television free, but let your children learn to occupy themselves and not be entertained every moment of the day. 2.  Get off the computer: Engage with your children as much of the day as possible.  Save your social media time for designated periods of time in the day or just wait until the children are sleeping to do all your web surfing. 3.  Sit down and eat with your kids: When my husband isn’t home, it is so easy to sit the children down for a…

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10 Tuesday | Favorite Parenting Advice

  Everyone has an opinion about parenting. Some of the advice people give seems ludicrous and crazy. Perhaps you will feel that way about my favorites, but they are my favorite snippets of advice nonetheless.     You are not your child’s waitress.  They eat what you give them or they don’t eat Require your children to say “excuse me” one time when interrupting. Have your children memorize “Children, obey your parents, in the Lord, for it is right.” Ephesians 6:1  Don’t yell at your children: You are training them to only listen to you when you yell and you are…

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Be A Better Mom Monday | A Day in the Life

Today I came across this post, one I enjoyed and really started my wheels turning. Do we really set the standard for our parenting too high, or not high enough?  I guess sometimes both. Feel free to judge my day… Today was an optimal day to read a post about the things we never really say out loud about parenting, though I feel I personally may say too many of them too often, I found this guy’s honesty refreshing and humorous. Today is not a “Better Mom” day for me.  I couldn’t tell you anything I did terribly wrong, but…

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Be A Better Mom Monday |Cleaning Up Your Parenting |Require First Time Obedience

We’ve all seen it, the woman standing in front of her child counting 1…2…and we all just wait to see what the kid is going to do.  I cringe at this parenting style.  What does it really teach are children? “Counting” to require obedience teaches them: They do not  have to have obedience the first time they are told to do something.  They can wait for the counting before they even really have to obey. You are not serious about requiring obedience until you start counting. My 2 favorite kid phrases regarding obedience: “Slow obedience is no obedience.” It took…

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Be a Better Wife Wednesday |40 Days of Prayer | Day 31: His Role as a Father

  “You will never know the kind of love you can have for your husband until he is a father.” anonymous I adore my husband. He is the best man I’ve ever known, but oh to see him be a father is a wonderful sight to see!!! I didn’t grow up with my father around much and to see my husband love my daughters is so special to me.  The joy of parenting is magnified so much when two parents love the Lord and are raising their children in the knowledge and truth of Jesus Christ our Lord.   Thank…

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