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Your Biggest Fear

Your Biggest Fear

What is your biggest fear as a parent? I had to laugh as I read this blog post entry from about 12 years ago: My biggest fear was realized 10,000 feet in the air.  No, I’m not afraid of heights.  I’m afraid of screaming babies on airplanes.  Every year, we head from...
Arlene on Focus on the Family today

Arlene on Focus on the Family today

How would you like to be happier as a wife? Let’s begin by going down memory lane.  Do you remember how happy you were when your husband proposed?  Here’s a photo of James and me the morning he proposed.  The year was 1998…and I was the happiest girl...
Servant Leadership at Home

Servant Leadership at Home

More about this at the bottom, but I have a new video course – absolutely free – about technology and girls.  It’s one way I can serve you! Today I wrote about serving others on my Proverbs 31 devotional. Becoming a leader in your home is about...
Journaling for Busy Moms

Journaling for Busy Moms

I love buying and receiving journals.  When I was in high school, I filled journal after journal with my questions about life, my meanderings about what kind of job I should get, and of course, about all the boys I had crushes on. Decades later, I don’t journal...
Writing a Thank You Letter to God

Writing a Thank You Letter to God

A special welcome to my friends from Proverbs 31 who read my devotion.  So glad you stopped by! The concept of writing a thank you letter is familiar to you.  But what about writing a thank you letter to God?  Have you ever written one? Well, if you write a thank you...
Things to Include in an Apology to Your Child

Things to Include in an Apology to Your Child

I have a pretty good track record with remembering to pick up my kids from school, but this semester, I broke my “perfect pick up” streak.  I thought my daughter had biked in to school, but we went with the car.  (Duh!  I dropped her off at school...
The Romance of Remembering

The Romance of Remembering

A special welcome to my Proverbs 31 friends! How can we keep romance alive and well in our marriages? My husband James and I tied the knot over 20 years ago.  It was supposed to rain on my wedding day, but thankfully it didn’t on that January day in Virginia....
Airing today on Focus on the Family

Airing today on Focus on the Family

What a joy today to be featured on one of my favorite radio programs Focus on the Family! Hosts Jim Daly and John Fuller do a stellar job making guests feel at home and bringing helpful information to families every day.  We are talking about the ideas in my book...
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...
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...