Posts Tagged ‘family’

Our Take on Kids and Allowances

Disclaimer: This is such a touchy subject and carries opinions that cover the spectrum. I know, because I’ve read many of these through the years as we have worked to figure out the best allowance system for our family. I’ve decided that’s what it takes…. doing what best works for your family and being willing…

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Meal Planning for Real People

When Revive Seven approached me about writing a blog post about meal planning, I was glad to do so, but I feel I must make a confession first. I have an amazing way to meal plan around a tight budget – I mean a really tight budget – but I haven’t been using it lately.…

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I Will Never

[dropcap1]How[/dropcap1] many times as an adult, and especially as a soon-to-be parent, or a parent of little ones, did I say these words?  I WILL NEVER…. Oh my goodness, how many times have these words come back to bite me?  Why has it taken me 16+ years as a parent to realize that I need…

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The Hurried Culture

I’m in a hurry to get things done Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun. All I really gotta do is live and die, But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why. I hear a voice that says I’m running behind, I better pick up my pace: It’s a race, And there…

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Growing and Thriving Where We are Planted

Quite a few weeks ago when it was still pleasant to be outside I tried to spend as much time as possible enjoying the great weather since I knew that when it disappeared it would be gone for months.  So, during that time period, my husband came home for lunch one day and I suggested…

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Xylitol

Have you been made aware of the many wonders of xylitol? It’s a naturally occurring five-carbon alcohol sugar; we produce between 3-5 grams of it daily. However, it can be harvested from food products such as corn cobs! So what’s the big deal? As far as dental health, and future medical health, is concerned, it’s…

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Resounding Clarity: Pray for One Another

I have recently noted with increasing frequency, the harshness of my boys towards one another. Yet another incident occurred today as we came home. Before I even got into the house, the boys had entered another confrontation. Each of them have their own place in these; none is innocent. I sent them to their rooms…

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Words

by Amy Cravey, Texas You cannot escape them. They permeate your mind. They float through one ear and out the other. You mindlessly rattle them off one by one. You see them everywhere you go! You are surrounded by them and they cover surfaces everywhere you look! And I for one am exhausted by them. WORDS. They…

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Three Chairs

Leif Hetland of Bethel Church once taught a message regarding three chairs. I’ve often thought of and quoted this message, but I want to share God’s latest variation, really furtherance of my understanding, regarding it. The three chairs are a representation of the spiritual lives people live. There’s a chair for everyone. The first chair…

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It’s Not a Phase

Parents (especially moms): Don’t give into the lie that fatigue and tired brain are just part of the territory as a parent. Past the first few months of baby arriving you should be feeling better. If not, then it’s time to evaluate. Here are some questions you can ask yourself. What am I eating? Are…

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