Category Archives: Discipleship

Waiting For Obedience Before Moving On

One of the lessons that seems to be most difficult for my bigger children is understanding that they need to obey in the little things before we can move on to other (often good) things they feel like doing in … Continue reading

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A Little Reminder

One of the readings on Sunday was from Colossians Chapter Three.   Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each … Continue reading

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Bearing One Another’s Burdens

The other day I saw a comment online about “chasing the little ones while they squeal and you pretend you enjoy it.” and I thought how sad to have to pretend to enjoy one’s children. Then I thought “Isn’t enjoying … Continue reading

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Four Things I Need To Parent Well

Lately parenting has been a bit rough around here. I’ve been homesick and needed some time out to get my perspective back. I was reflecting on all of this and realized that there are four things that I need as … Continue reading

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Smiles and Frowns

One of my goals as a parent is to help the children learn to regulate and control their own behavior. As they grow older and become more mature, I want them to grasp the concept that their behavior may have … Continue reading

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Kind Is Just A Word

A friend of mine and I were at the playground and two of the children got into a spat. “She did this!” “He started it!” “It was her fault!” “Were you being kind?” I asked. “Yes!” they answered each caught … Continue reading

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The Realization That Revolutionized My Parenting

My children and I are not at war “Well, duh!” you say, “Of course not!” Of course not? Then why do we talk and act as if we were? Haven’t we all said and heard these kinds of things: “I … Continue reading

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Helpers

One of the hardest things in a family with many littles is figuring out how to incorporate everyone into the work of the household. It’s not too hard to train the oldest ones but then the littler ones want to … Continue reading

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Keep Pushing Ahead

One of the tricky things for me to balance as the children’s mother and teacher is where I should deal with attitude issues. My preference is for school not to be a time when I discipline, but if there are … Continue reading

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Learning How To Have Personal Devotions

This post contains affiliate links. One of the things that I’ve been wondering how to do for a while is to teach the older children how to have devotions and pray. I want them to have not only a good … Continue reading

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