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Video:  Modest is Marvelous

Video: Modest is Marvelous

Modest is marvelous! Right? How can we promote girl style that’s good? Maybe you have struggled with what to say when your daughter is wearing short shorts…or a low-cut too…or tight pants, Ah…I have some encouragement and resources for you! I...
Turn Bothers into Blessings

Turn Bothers into Blessings

Welcome friends from Proverbs 31! I wrote in my Proverbs 31 devotional today about how our words matter.  Sometimes we can be nice to strangers but unkind to those closest to us.  Why?  I think it’s because we spend a lot of time together with our family and...
Video: How to Become More Courageous Parent

Video: How to Become More Courageous Parent

Snapchat, pornography, and video games, oh my! Bullying, depression, and dating, oh my! There are certainly many things that strike fear into the heart of a parent. How can we parent more courageously? In this week’s Facebook Live chat, I talk about how you can...
7 Foods to Boost Your Mood

7 Foods to Boost Your Mood

As we enter the October/November/December months, it’s the perfect time to think about our health and make some eating decisions before the onslaught of tasty treats comes our way! You know what I mean, right?  October brings Halloween candy into my home. ...
Kids addicted to Fortnite?

Kids addicted to Fortnite?

Has your child played hours and hours of Fortnite this summer?  If so, he or she isn’t alone.  More than 125 million people are playing.  How can you tell if your child is addicted? Find out in today’s Facebook Live chat. Each week, I’ll be doing a...
Arlene airing on Focus on the Family today

Arlene airing on Focus on the Family today

Could you use some practical parenting advice?  Whether your child is currently thriving or struggling, you will find encouragement in today’s episode of Focus on the Family.   I am beyond honored to be a broadcast guest today.  Talking with Jim Daly and John...
God is Smarter and Stronger

God is Smarter and Stronger

I saw a t-shirt the other day that read, “My Coffee Needs Coffee.” If we’re counting on coffee or personal confidence to get us through the day, we won’t get too far for too long.  Instead we must count on the God of Israel who never sleeps!...
When Isolation is Actually Good

When Isolation is Actually Good

I’ve been going to a neighborhood spin class for more than 13 years now.  In class today, my instructor yelled, “ISOLATE!” What did she mean by that? Did she want me to go back home and sit alone in my room?  No, of course not (although that would have been nice!)....
Back to School

Back to School

This morning, the breakfast table was strangely quiet. Just three years ago, my three kids sat around the breakfast table in a beehive of activity and chatter.  Then when my oldest went to middle school (which started one hour before elementary school), that left my...
Dealing with Your Imperfections

Dealing with Your Imperfections

I’m pleased to offer you this guest post from my friend, author Kelly Balarie.  She has a new book out, Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously.  Here’s Kelly in her own words (I think you’ll be able...
Teaching Your Kids About Christ’s Coming

Teaching Your Kids About Christ’s Coming

A special shout out to my friends from Proverbs 31 Ministries!  Thanks for stopping by. We know how to talk about Christmas with our kids, but maybe it’s harder to explain the coming of Christ again!  Yet the Bible has much to say about the return of Christ and...