What to do When Your Child Has a Favorite Parent

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Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Psalm 127:4 Does your child have a favorite parent? It seems like every mom I know has at least one kid who has a favorite parent. In my house, my son makes no effort to hide that daddy is his favorite. […]

Praying for Boys Book Review

Praying for Boys Book Review

  When I found out I would be having a boy, I panicked a little. I’m the girliest of girls so I knew what to do with my princess. But a boy? What on earth do I do with a boy? And harder still. . . What if I don’t raise him to be a […]

A Prayer for the New Year

New Year Prayer

I wanted to write a prayer for us to carry through 2014 as a community. I thought about what the Lord would have us say as we kneel before the throne together as a community. I pondered and I prayed and then I picked up one of my favorite prayer books and read the following. […]

A Christmas Prayer

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What better way to complete our Advent journey and welcome Christmas Day than with a prayer. Perhaps this prayer time will lead to your child accepting Christ as their savior or maybe it will simply be a prayer of thanksgiving for Jesus coming to be God with us. Use this prayer or write your own. […]

Mending a Broken Christmas with Prayer {Elisabeth}

Broken Christmas

Traditions and rituals are beautiful things. They help mark the passing of time, they help us remember where we come from, where we’ve been, and where we are now.  They help us hold out a steady post for our future, as we know that no matter what the year will bring, we’ll all be back […]

When Stepping Out of the Boat Means Staying Exactly Where You Are

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There are times in our faith journey where Jesus calls us to step out of the boat. We know the story of Peter – the bold one – saying, “Lord, give me the word and I’ll come.” And we know the outcome of the step of faith that resulted. Peter followed Jesus’ footsteps and actually […]

#31 Days, Day 11 When You are Weary, Call Out

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I tell just about anyone who will listen that my alarm goes off between 4:00 and 4:30 am everyday. I guess I feel like if the world knows I get up that early, it will offer me some grace or not require that I be responsible for my actions should I do something crazy in […]

#31days, Day 7: A Prayer For When You Are Sinking

A prayer for when you are sinking

I’m trying real hard to step out of the boat friends. Real hard. I know the truth and most of the time I believe it but to be honest, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I am so angry at sickness and injustice and I wonder why we never see the miracles we were promised in the […]

#31days, Day 4: Faith and Grace for the Strong Willed Child

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This month at Grace for Moms we are talking about stepping out in faith in different areas of our lives. I have been challenged lately to step out in faith and believe that God will help me and my husband parent our children in the grace and knowledge of Christ so that they mature into […]

Prayer for the Tired Mom

Prayer for the Tired Mom

Most moms I know are T-I-R-E-D. In fact, most women I know are tired, whether they have children in their home or not. There are so many responsibilities laid on us, along with pressures from every angle to look a certain way, behave a certain way, etc.…it’s no wonder we’re exhausted all the time. In […]