Sep 19

Parenting Pre-Teens and Teens

September 19, 2014 by Lori Frank Comments

 Parenting Pre-Teens and Teens..
Hello Moms!  

I don’t know about you, but for me, navigating the pre-teen and teen years as a ministry mom was a scary thing.  I wanted to parent my kids in a way that would bring them up to love the church a much as I do, and instill in them a deep desire to walk with Jesus.  

But I found when I would parent them from a spirit of fear and pressure, I ceased to be effective and I put undue legalistic burdens on them.

Sep 17

When You Forget to Pack the Most Important Thing

September 17, 2014 by Annie Garman Comments

When You Forget to Pack the Most Important Thing..
Well, it happened. 

I’ve heard of it happening to others, but never imagined it would happen to me. 

Everything was packed and ready for our mission trip to Iceland.  I was taking a team from our church to Reykjavik to run an English camp for Icelandic children.  I had the lesson plans, construction paper, multi-leveled books, writing paper, stickers, small prizes, and had even remembered to bring extra staples in case we ran out.

Sep 15

Four Things to do When Bringing Home a Child from Hard Places

September 15, 2014 by Jamie Ivey Comments

 Four Things to do When Bringing Home a Child from Hard Places...
When we brought our kids home from Haiti, we didn’t have any close friends that had also brought older children home into their families. The friends we knew were like us and had adopted infants domestically.

One of the things that kept me going in those first few months after bringing them home were “friends” that I had met via blogs. 

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