Tag Archives | children

Ordinary Mom, Extroardinary God and The Mother Load: What’s the connection?

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Yesterday, February 1st, Harvest House released Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God officially. Those interested in buying it can go to a local Christian bookstore and request it, or go here or here or here. Another book released by Harvest House in conjunction with Hearts at Home is called The Mother Load by Mary Byers. I had […]

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Missing American Mom Hugs

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Here are Julia and I waving as shadows on an Italian beach rock. Funny how free I felt at the moment I snapped the shot! And how encumbered I feel today. And lonely. The feeling came as I stood outside Julia and Aidan’s schoolyard, waiting for them to come bounding out, clad in new jackets […]

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Extreme Life Makeover

Patrick and I cried through an Extreme Home Makeover episode a few days back. Some dear folks from our church in Texas taped several episodes for us, knowing it was our family’s favorite show. This particular show was about creating a safe home for a family whose parents were deaf and whose youngest son was […]

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No More Fishbowl Parenting: Prepare Your Kids for the Ocean!

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It seems it’s become the job of parents to protect children from the world, insulating them from its negative influence. But does over-protection serve our children? Granted, it is our job to provide haven-like homes—the kind a child is wildly enthusiastic about returning to. We should be wary of strangers. We should preserve our children’s […]

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I love justice. I don’t love nits.

We were singing “Did you feel the mountains tremble” the other night. The whole family was worshipping around the television–something weird and new for us in France. Our church back in Dallas sent us DVDs of services we’ve missed, so we were worshipping along with our friends, months and miles apart. Until we plant a […]

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