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What We’re Teaching Our Kids About Black & White

What We’re Teaching Our Kids About Black & White

I am guilty of not hanging out with black people. And, you might be too. Or, if you're black, you might not be hanging with white folks either. When we separate, differentiate and bifurcate, what are we teaching our children? I know this is not a new question, but it bears repeating in 2016. I noticed something today, while watching a preacher … Read More...

How the Gospel Impacts Marriage

How the Gospel Impacts Marriage

  Christ alone in my marriage. In February, I defined the gospel as “Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and ascension.” It is about what Jesus has done and is truly good news. Based on this definition, how does the gospel impact your marriage? [Tweet "How does the gospel impact your #marriage? #1C13P #gospel @JL_Martin"] Many books, … Read More...

Cultivating Generations of Faith

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A few weeks ago one of my sons ask me about our family history. He is planning a trip to Ireland and wanted to know if we had any relatives that had come from there. I’m pretty sure he was hoping to find some distant cousin who might put him up for a night or two during his travels. I told him that I was pretty sure that we had some ancestors … Read More...

I Don’t Want Independent Kids

I Don't Want Independent Kids

Watch out moms and dads, we have been fed a lie. And as a culture we have collectively savored and swallowed it. The lie about the virtue of  independence. Spit. It. Out.  [Tweet "We have heard and even bought into the philosophy that our kids must...#1C13P @LoriWildenberg"] We have heard and even bought into the philosophy that our … Read More...

Parenting

I Don't Want Independent Kids

I Don’t Want Independent Kids

Watch out moms and dads, we have been fed a lie. And as a culture we have collectively savored and swallowed it. The lie about the virtue of  independence. Spit. It. Out.  We have heard and even bought into the philosophy that our kids must…#1C13P @LoriWildenberg Click To Tweet We have heard and even bought […]

Single Parenting

Why Family Meetings  are Valuable for the Single Parent

Why Family Meetings are Valuable for the Single Parent

Our weekly family meetings were one of the keys to my sanity as a single mother with 4 young children. These times are valuable for a variety of reasons: They allow everyone to process an event together. They were a time for me to remind everyone our purpose…our goals as a family. They were a […]

Marriage

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What’s at the HEART of Your Parenting?

Being a parent is a special blessing but it’s not easy by any means! Parenting comes with a lot of questions. Look around your home. Are there many items without a manual or at least a set of directions? Yet children come into the world without instructions! Thank heaven for God’s Word. The Bible gives […]

Media

There's a Terrorist In Your Home

There’s a Terrorist In Your Home

There’s a terrorist running loose nearby, desiring to behead, burn, and bash our children. This terrorist is not Islamic, clad in black, or carrying a gun. This terrorist is called pornography. It’s clad in nothing, literally, and it wants to take over your child’s life. Consider the following statistics: Average age of first view of […]

Recipes

Easter Brunch- Mediterranean Quiche

Easter Brunch: Mediterranean Quiche

When I reflect on the meaning of Easter for myself and for millions of Christians, I am humbled. Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, and His glorious promise of eternal life for all who believe in Him are a gift beyond comprehension. Easter Sunday is a time for celebration as we honor all He has […]

Faith

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Pray A.T. Thanksgiving

Prayer is our our opportunity to dialogue with our great God but it is such a mystery, isn’t it? Most people pray and most people are confused by it. Have you ever thought, why pray if  God is omniscient? I have. Since he knows all, why do I need  to fill him in on my life? […]

Grandparenting

3 Ways Your Prayer Life Impacts Your Grandchildren

3 Ways Your Prayer Life Impacts Your Grandchildren

As a child Grandpa taught me how to love God, love family, and love others in action not just in words. Grandma taught me to love God’s Word and to love prayer. The combination of their influence greatly impacted my life and made me who I am today. If I had not learned to love […]

Education

How to Create a Clear Contract at the Beginning of the Schoolyear

How to Create a Clear Contract at the Beginning of the Schoolyear

Have you ever been pulled over for speeding or another traffic violation? Whether it was going over the posted speed limit or running a red light my guess is  you knew exactly why the lights on the police car lit up. Why is this? Because there are clearly posted signs to tell us the speed […]

Special Topics

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Grocery Store, Guatemala, and Gratitude

My stomach was literally growling so loudly that others could hear it standing next to me. I awkwardly smiled and went about my business of picking out peaches. It was the 4th of July weekend and I was preparing to go on our annual camping trip. My list was rather long so that I could accommodate everyone […]

Home & Holidays

Top 3 Quick Spring Cleaning Projects for Kids

Top 3 Quick Spring Cleaning Projects for Kids

Spring is in the air! And among other things, that means it’s time to do some cleaning up. Spring cleaning can be a very gratifying job, and a great opportunity to teach your kids to pitch in and help around the house. Here are three quick and easy chores your kids can help with this […]