Intentional Living, Parenting

Some Days are Just Hard

Some days are just hard. Some weeks are just hard. Some months are. Just. Hard. Can you relate? Are you going through a difficult time right now? How is your heart in the mess and struggle? My heart often fails when things are hard. My heart is easily discouraged. My heart is easily broken. This week has been a tough…

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Parenting

Letting Little Ones Help Around the House

How do you manage teaching your little ones about working around the house? I have found that my youngest loves “helping mommy” in the kitchen especially with the dishes. She pushes a chair up to the sink and gets the scotch bright and scrubs away at whatever she can get her hands on. ¬†I have 5 young kids. I have…

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Intentional Living, Parenting

Character Quality: Self-Control

  This week’s Character Quality is: Self-Control. I don’t do very well in the area of self-control at times. I find my temper gets the best of me and I do not always respond in a manner that is appropriate. My kids are showing the same weakness. Hmmmm wonder why? The verse I chose for this week is one that…

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Intentional Living, Parenting

Character Quality: Thankfulness

    As we have been working through this series on teaching Biblical character qualities to our children, I have been learning a lot about how I parent, and about several things I have been doing wrong. By taking the simple step of adding a Bible verse into our weekly habits I have had a powerful, and helpful tool in…

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Intentional Living, Parenting

Word of the Week: Obedience

This past week I was surprised at how often I needed to use the word of the week [Kindness] in our home teaching our kids about how to act with each other and towards each other. I even struggled with the topic coming up between me and my husband as we worked through several issues that came up as the…

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