5 Things to Do With Extra Halloween Candy

What can you do if you end up with extra candy this Halloween? Maybe rain cut back the door knockers or your kids just knocked on too many doors or got too much at the fall festival. What can you do with all that extra? Here are some great ideas (that might just even build character in the process)! Continue reading 5 Things to Do With Extra Halloween Candy

Praying Scripture

My college English teacher set a precedent for me for how to pray for others. He showed me how to pray Scripture for others. If you’d like to know a simple, effective way to pray for those in your world, this is the top approach I would recommend. Continue reading Praying Scripture

Unfading Beauty: What Does Gentle and Quiet Really Mean?

What does “the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit” in 1 Peter mean? For the extroverted, boisterous, passionate woman, the words may seem to signify that beauty is beyond reach. For the shy, perhaps they are misleading. Let’s look at what is meant in these passages and discover hope for all women that we can depend on the LORD to work true beauty in our spirits. Continue reading Unfading Beauty: What Does Gentle and Quiet Really Mean?

The Key to Both Wisdom and Knowledge

Finish the statement from Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of _______.” Wisdom, right? No! The answer in this chapter is “knowledge.” (“Wisdom” would be the answer in Proverbs 9:10). It is incredible that knowing and … Continue reading The Key to Both Wisdom and Knowledge

How Play Can Make or Break our Kids’ Futures

In your last job interview, were you asked, “How did you play as a child?” Engineers entering Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are. Why? Caltech found that the new highly-educated engineers were missing something. And it stemmed from the way they played as kids. Continue reading How Play Can Make or Break our Kids’ Futures

Complexity Mindset (Stops us from wounding others every time)

So much of life benefits from a simplified approach. But what if I were to tell you that there is one area in which wisdom pleads for you to develop a complexity mindset? What Demands a Complexity Mindset? Our fellow … Continue reading Complexity Mindset (Stops us from wounding others every time)

3 Ways to Disrespect Your Adult Son (And Respectful Alternatives)

Disrespect is Palpable to Men From watching TV with my husband, I’ve learned a lot about how keen men are to noticing respect and disrespect. My husband is indignant when a woman disrespects her guy, and when she respects him- … Continue reading 3 Ways to Disrespect Your Adult Son (And Respectful Alternatives)

How My Kids Can Know God for Themselves

How can we as parents, grandparents, and loving adults lead our child to know God for themselves as opposed to leading them to give lip-service to what we believe? How can they learn to stand in awe of Him and yet draw near to Him for themselves? Continue reading How My Kids Can Know God for Themselves

Teach Your Kids To Read- Inexpensively and Effectively

Whether you are homeschooling or simply want to help your kids get a good start at school, you don’t have to invest in expensive curricula to help your kids read. You can help your child get a good foundation in phonics and reading using free or fairly inexpensive resources. Continue reading Teach Your Kids To Read- Inexpensively and Effectively