Category Archives: The Parlor: Being a mom

Communicating Love to Our Children

I heard him from the kitchen; me answering yet another email. “Mom, can you come lay down with me?” “Sure, pal!” I clicked the x, closed the glowing page, silenced the siren. My four year old was lying on our … Continue reading

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Titus 2 University … Coming Soon!

If you’re a Christian woman, you’ve heard about Titus 2. Probably more than once. While not quite as annoying as Proverbs 31 as far as the intimidation level goes, most of us know that Titus 2 contains a list of things … Continue reading

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Hearts Glow

This is a repost from last year which touched my heart today … “Mommy, can you hold me?”     I looked up (okay, technically I looked down) from my bowl of half-mixed blueberry pancake batter.  My three year old rubbed … Continue reading

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Christmas: A Time to Rest

**This article appeared Friday at HeartoftheMatterOnline. If you’d like, you can read it there! ** In our house, Thanksgiving dinner is a big deal. Like thousands of others, my table will groan under pounds of turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, gravy, … Continue reading

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Stay Married. Get Happy. {Part One}

This white screen looks extra large and blank this morning. Yesterday, I knew it was time to finally write this post that’s been running around my head for many months. I come to this topic with a certain measure of … Continue reading

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What Do We Do With the Dark?

   This article ran today at Heart of the Matter! I saw him across the park as I scanned the area, mama bear protecting cubs.   Many years I’ve watched for danger as my children blissfully play. Playgrounds at restaurants, … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 13 for Homeschool Moms

This is something I wrote several years ago. But I needed to read it this morning … need to live it today … and thought maybe some of you might need it, too.   1 Corinthians 13 for Homeschool Moms If I … Continue reading

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Praying You Take Time to Rest!

Sundays are for rest. “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which … Continue reading

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Encouragement for About-to-be-Moms of Many

It’s an interesting sisterhood, this band of moms. Walk into a grocery store, park or fast-food place with more than one child per arm and you’re bound to hear the questions, whether they’re stated or not. Sometimes, of course, people … Continue reading

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First Things First – A New Look at Quiet Time

In a previous post, I talked about the need we mamas have to put on our own oxygen masks *first.* You can read more about that thought here. Basically, if we don’t care for ourselves, those around us are going to … Continue reading

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