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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....
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...
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!...
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...
Connect with Other Moms Through Prayer

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...
Book Giveaway: 31 Days to a Happy Husband

Book Giveaway: 31 Days to a Happy Husband

***This giveaway is closed.  Congratulations Gloria H!*** Need some help seeing the great in your marriage? A special Valentine’s Day week welcome to my friends from Proverbs 31 Ministries!  Perhaps you read my devotion today and you want to stop the cycle of...
Can happiness be a habit?

Can happiness be a habit?

A welcome to my friends from Proverbs 31!  No matter what is going on in your life, there is always reason to rejoice in God our Savior. Here’s a message I gave at my home church, Bonita Valley Community Church, about “The Happy Habit.”  I trust it...
Book Giveaway: Calm, Cool, and Connected

Book Giveaway: Calm, Cool, and Connected

***This giveaway is now closed.  The winner is Kathleen K!*** A special welcome to my friends from Proverbs 31! As we take fewer selfies and put the focus on others more, we will feel calmer and happier.  I hope you will enjoy reading my latest book Calm, Cool, and...
Book Giveaway: 31 Days to a Younger You

Book Giveaway: 31 Days to a Younger You

***This giveaway is closed.  Congratulations Liz B!***   31 Days to a Younger You is available on Amazon. Welcome Proverbs 31 friends!  In today’s devotional, you read about Esther and the characteristics of true beauty. In my book 31 Days to a Younger You, we...
10 Bold Declarations For You from God’s Word

10 Bold Declarations For You from God’s Word

Today in my devotional with Proverbs 31 Ministries, I write about how you can be as bold as a lion.  Even when you feel more like a little mouse, you can cling to the promises in Scripture. You and I are not mighty on our own…but we are mighty in God! Here are...
Trading Mom Anxiety for Peace

Trading Mom Anxiety for Peace

Today in my devotion with Proverbs 31 Ministries, I write about Saul’s father and the worry he probably experienced as a parent. There are many worries that can fill our hearts as moms and dads. What if my child feels left out or made fun of? What if my child is...