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Arlene on Focus on the Family August 13

Years ago, before my first bo was every published, I told a dear friend my dream: Someday, I would like to be on Focus on the Family.  It seemed like a very far fetched, crazy, pie-in-the-sky dream for sure. How amazing that God has brought this dream to pass and […]

 

When Isolation is Actually Good

I’ve been going to a neighborhood spin class for 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 […]

 

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 two girls at breakfast.  They […]

 

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 urges […]

 

Celebrating the American Dream

Living in America is a wonderful privilege and one that we should be constantly grateful for. We have clean water to drink and proper sanitation.  We are not assigned a job. We are not jailed or beaten for being a certain religion. We are free to hold onto our beliefs. […]

 

Connect with Other Moms Through Prayer

A special welcome to my Proverbs 31 friends!  (you can read my devotion from today here) Do you want to discover how to connect with others moms through prayer? Praying for your kids is one of the best things you can do yourself…and with other women. Maybe you’ve desired to […]

 

Video Tip: Do this Free Summer Activity

One of our favorite free activities in the summer is going to the library! Your kids can stock up on bos and DVDs to watch together as a family.  You can also lo for my bos at the library.  The titles that my local library stocks are Growing Up Social […]