Raising Children

Spain Trip Report: Two Days in Seville (with three children)

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When prepping for this trip, I read quite a few Spain-related travel blog posts. These posts appeared to have numerous aspects in common. First, most sites were authored by a young, beautiful woman who always wrote as though she traveled alone (often part of her journey to self-discovery through her break from the bondage of modern society, or, more succinctly stated,…

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Please Stop Licking the Bottom of Your Shoe

Please Stop Licking the Bottom of Your Shoe

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Psalm 127 has had a profound influence on my way of thinking about children (and I wrote about that impact here). But it hasn’t been an easy transition. Instead, it’s been one I have to make each and every day. In this psalm, God defines how adults should think about children, and it’s a view that is neither sentimental nor…

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A Song for Parents

A Song for Parents

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Have you ever felt like there were relatively few verses in the Bible dedicated to child-rearing? We can find powerful overarching principles (like the importance of teaching our children God’s word, Deut. 11:19) but few passages that help us with “parenting techniques.” Honestly, in all my searching for good parenting advice and scriptural principles, for a long time I missed…

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Book Review: Christ in the Chaos

Book Review: Christ in the Chaos

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Title: Christ in the Chaos: How the Gospel Changes Motherhood Author: Kimm Crandall (there really are two m’s) Recommended for: Primarily moms of all ages, but applicable for all Christian women Christ in the Chaos is a quick little book that packs a powerful punch. Author Kimm Crandall tackles the common subject of the struggles of motherhood by simply explaining…

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Book Review: Give Them Grace

Book Review: Give Them Grace

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Title: Give Them Grace Author: Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson Recommended For: Any parent, but particularly those with elementary school-aged children This is easily my favorite parenting book. Elyse (and her daughter) give such a clear, biblical picture of what it means to be a parent. While they provides some helpful “tips and tools” their message truly focuses on the…

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I’m all Shook Up

I’m all Shook Up

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You may notice that the blog looks different!  I hope that you like it and find it user-friendly. Still trying to figure some things out (like, how to make it clear that the categories above are themselves links, not just categories with drop down boxes) and still planning to add some new sections (mostly under the “finding help” section in…

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