On Parenting and Self-Control as a Mommy Missionary – Part Two

If you missed part one, read it here. The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down (Prov. 14:1) Cultivating Self-Control in my Children My mom always said that there was no one she loved in the world like her kids, and she wanted other people to love her kids.  That motivated her to teach us to be well … Continue reading On Parenting and Self-Control as a Mommy Missionary – Part Two

On Parenting and Self-Control as a Mommy Missionary – Part One

The wisest of women builds her house,but folly with her own hands tears it down. (Prov. 14:1) As mommy missionaries a lot of our parenting takes place in the context of ministry to college students and young adults.  The other night I was at a baby shower for one of our EDGE’rs, Rachel Weakly, and we had a great prayer time for her and baby … Continue reading On Parenting and Self-Control as a Mommy Missionary – Part One

Passing on Your Faith to Your Children

As young parents there were many things we wanted to pass on to our kids. We attempted devotions, memorizing verses, praying together as a family over needs we shared together and etc. Notice I said, “Attempted.” Sometimes I felt great about our ability to train and love our kids. To be honest, most of the time I felt we were falling very short of what … Continue reading Passing on Your Faith to Your Children

Wednesday’s "Nap Time" Question

Every Wednesday we will post a question related to Monday’s topic. We hope to start a virtual place through the comments section for you all to interact, share ideas, even pray for one another. Please grab a cup of coffee (or tea) and chime in to get the “conversation” going!  On Monday Linnette helped us think through how we can pass on a love for … Continue reading Wednesday’s "Nap Time" Question

Pinterest Perfect vs. Family Friendly: Instilling a Love for Hospitality in my Children

      I recently planned a Frozen party for my daughter’s 7thbirthday.  We had a hundred snowflakes dangling from the ceiling, fake snow on the door, melted Olaf yogurt cups, Popcorn “snow”balls, and a homemade cake that was supposed to look like Elsa’s Ice Castle.  As I finished my supposed masterpiece, I quickly noticed that my cake did not look like the ones I saw … Continue reading Pinterest Perfect vs. Family Friendly: Instilling a Love for Hospitality in my Children