Replace Loneliness with Mornings of Joy

Loneliness, often ignited by some form of difficult separation (particularly divorce or the death of a spouse), is a destructive spirit designed by Satan to place us in bondage. Unprepared, we easily fall victim to its accompanying emotions: despair, grief, depression, and bitterness. These emotions intensify when we are thrust into the roles of single parenting and […]

A Mom’s Touch – By Liz Parker

It’s been a long day of running around town, and my youngest daughter Mia begins to cry in the car on the way home. We only have one more stop, but she’s obviously had her fill of errands for the day. As I reach back to her car seat and offer her my finger to […]

Parenting with Purpose: Correction for Kingdom Kids Part II

Last week we reviewed how adding order into daily schedules can bring more peace in your home and empower you as a parent. This week we will talk about how important discipline is in your home. Discipline Myles Monroe in the book Kingdom Parenting eloquently states, and I paraphrase, “…parents must focus on developing their […]

Parenting with Purpose: Correction for Kingdom Kids Part I

“Next time you lie to me you’re really going to get it!” “If you steal one more time, you will be grounded for three months, lose all your privileges, and I’ll take all your toys and give them to the less fortunate!”  “I already told you four times to get that room clean, or else […]

Ask Attorney April – Your Family Matters

Not surprisingly, holiday parenting exchanges can be more frequent and stressful for estranged families than at any other time. There are numerous opportunities to become rude or harsh with the other parent. As Christians, however, we are mandated by Christ to love our neighbors, and this includes ex-spouses!  In emotional situations, good people can sometimes […]

Ours is a Story of Hope: How the Word of God Changed Our Marriage

I was a young believer in Christ and in my third year of marriage, learning to live life according to His ways. I could not believe how wonderful it was to experience the living water that flowed from heaven, however, there was one area of my life that seemed not to receive this living water…it […]

Communication – God’s Way Part II

Let’s continue on with a review of principles from God’s Word that show us how to communicate in a way that brings honor and deepens the relationship between a mother and daughter. Celebrate Your Common Qualities Whenever I go back to Oklahoma to visit my family, I constantly hear from all of their friends, “You […]

Communication – God’s Way Part I

This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day and this week we are looking at the mother-daughter relationship, which is a unique gift from God; one that can be compared to no other. As a mother, you look into the eyes of your daughter, and see a reflection of yourself. It is your heart’s desire to see […]

What Kind of a Difference Maker Are You?

Maybe you weren’t your best yesterday, but today is a brand new day; and the opportunity to change who you are and how you behave is yours for the taking! While we cannot deny our past mistakes, we should not allow ourselves to be restrained by them. We are so blessed that God’s mercies are […]

Mom’s Journal: Do I Really Have to Answer That?

Some of the most important (and embarrassing) conversations I’ve ever had have begun with the curiosity of my kids. There have been many moments when I have just wanted to disappear but have instead been trapped by the innocent curiosity of my children! Questions like… “Why does that girl talk so funny all the time?” […]