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How Single Fathers Can Help Their Children Honor Their Mother

How Single Fathers Can Help Their Children Honor Their Mother

I have to say, this has been a great spring! One of the highlights has been watching my daughter play her first year of softball. Although she and I have played whiffle ball plenty of times at the park, I completely underestimated her skills (a little Daddy bias here). She has also been in dance for the past six years. This week proposed a … Read More...

Happy Memorial Day from 1C13P!

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Happy Memorial Day from the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team! May your day be filled with joy and gratitude. With faith, hope, and love, The 1C13P Team Becky, Claudia, Dale, David, Deb, Alan, Heather, J.L., Jeff, Jenna, Julia, Kirk, Laura, Lisa, Lori, Matt, Matt, Megan, Misty, Pete, Sherri & Tonja … Read More...

Rhubarb Cake with Whipped Cream

Rhubarb Cake with Whipped Cream

As a child I remember picking stalks of rhubarb from my mom’s garden, snapping off the massive leaves, and heading to the house to rinse off the dirt. My mom would pour sugar into a small paper cup. I’d head outside to savor my treat. Okay, in kid terms it was a treat, raw rhubarb dipped in sugar. As an adult, it makes my mouth pucker just to think … Read More...

Solitude, A Precious Gift to Yourself

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“In solitude I sit quietly and listen to the whispers of His wisdom.” Those words are written on a plaque that is propped on my bookshelf in my home office.  Great words, but I have not been so great at practicing the art of solitude - just spending time alone with God.  No agenda, no music, no set study, just being quiet... Noise, lots of … Read More...

Parenting

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They Kicked Her Out

“When her parents discovered she was pregnant, they kicked her out.”  This single mom has defied the odds. She is raising her child, going to college, and working to support the two of them. Not easy. I don’t know the details of this woman’s story. I have no clue as to the relationship she had or has with […]

Single Parenting

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Filling Broken Cisterns

“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.“ Jeremiah 2:13 We are like cisterns, made to hold the Living Water. However, trauma brings brokenness. I felt so abandon by God in the midst of my divorce, I was cracked […]

Marriage

7 Marriage Lessons Learned in the Alps

7 Marriage Lessons Learned in the Alps

According to our Walkmeter App, during our recent hikes in the Alps we hiked over 70 miles and climbed over 16,000 feet! Not bad for a couple in the second half. While we can’t keep up this pace throughout the year, we try to hike a few miles each week. It’s good for our health […]

Media

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Cinderella: A Movie Review

I live with boys. The movies the Danielson men usually choose are action adventures. It’s generally swashbuckling, car-chasing or extreme sports for movie picks. But to my delight, Scott suggested Disney’s Cinderella (PG) for date night. The movie was spectacular. Goodness, mercy, kindness, and love are at the center of the 2015 live-action remake. Ella, […]

Recipes

Making Family Dinner a Priority

Making Family Dinner a Priority

What comes to mind when you picture the family dinner? Is it images of the Cleaver family smiling, seated perfectly around the dinner table? Is it laughter and conversation? Or, is it dreaded, with stress about what to make and how to get it done on time? As most of us can attest, the family […]

Faith

Our Hope for Their Future

Our Hope for Their Future

My oldest child is almost 29 years old. She was 13 when I became a single mom. I sat with her yesterday over appetizers at a local restaurant, sharing with her some of the challenges in my life. I listened to the wisdom of the Lord coming forth from her lips. I listened to the […]

Grandparenting

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Eternal and Extended

Often summer provides an opportunity to connect with family that live both near and far away. Extended family can be a great support system through which to strengthen your own family values. Involving interested aunties, uncles, and grandparents- those people important in the lives of your children- enriches and reinforces the spiritual training  taking place […]

Education

The Curse of the Quiz

The Curse of the Quiz

Remember the panic when you entered a classroom and saw “QUIZ TODAY” written on the board? I sure do. My mind would scramble with facts and information covered so far in class. I would madly skim my notes from the previous lessons in hopes of getting a better grade on the quiz. I HATED how […]

Special Topics

Psalm 139

A Valentine from God to Your Child

Below is a rewritten version of Psalm 139 (from a kid’s perspective). You can print this and give it to your child as a valentine from God. ~Chrissy I have searched you, dear child… And I know you. I watch when you sit and when you rise. I read your thoughts from afar. I know […]

Home & Holidays

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Happy Memorial Day from 1C13P!

Happy Memorial Day from the 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting Team! May your day be filled with joy and gratitude. With faith, hope, and love, The 1C13P Team Becky, Claudia, Dale, David, Deb, Alan, Heather, J.L., Jeff, Jenna, Julia, Kirk, Laura, Lisa, Lori, Matt, Matt, Megan, Misty, Pete, Sherri & Tonja