Author: Pam

Focus on Serving

“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4, NKJV) Focus on selflessness for a day and turn it into a game! Read Philippians 2:4 with your children. Talk about what it means. Then brainstorm together. Discuss the many opportunities for serving others in your household. How can they serve and please their younger siblings? Their older siblings? […]

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Whose Time?

I’ve recently been rereading several of C. S. Lewis’s books, after first reading them during my college days. I have especially enjoyed rereading The Screwtape Letters. If you’re not familiar with this classic, it is a witty and penetrating look at spiritual warfare from a demon’s point of view. Uncle Screwtape, a seasoned older devil, offers written advice to his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon who must learn the tricks […]

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Giving Thanks Instead of Grumbling

“Do all things without murmurings and disputing” (Philippians 2:14). “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Do you have any complainers in your household? Whining and complaining are evidences of an ungrateful heart. Since God has commanded us to give thanks in everything, and to do everything without murmuring, a grumbling spirit is sin and should be recognized […]

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Thank You for Helping Launch Our Blog!

Well, our first two weeks of blogging have been great fun! I’ve really enjoyed reading the comments posted during the giveaways (lots of great ideas!), and it’s been especially fun to see profile pictures of so many of you! I look forward to encouraging one another in the weeks to come. We want to assure you, however, that we won’t be showing up in your inbox every day like we […]

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His Power is Made Perfect in Weakness

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9, ESV). I’ve been thinking a lot about imperfection lately. I always do when we’re trying to finish up a book and get it out the door to […]

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Learning to Listen Carefully

“Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth” (Proverbs 5:7). Do any of your children ever offer the excuse, “I didn’t hear you,” when they have failed to obey you? A child is responsible to listen carefully any time his parents are speaking to him. Listening is part of showing honor, and is necessary if the child is going to be able to […]

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Seventh Giveaway: As Unto the Lord

This book was written for my own personal benefit (and indirectly for the benefit of my husband), because I need to be constantly called back to the standard to which God calls me as a wife. There must be a few other wives out there who don’t have their roles mastered! This book is for you! As Unto the Lord includes: A short set of questions and relevant Scripture passages […]

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Sharing the Journey of Motherhood

Mom comforting daughter

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24, ESV). What a blessing it has been to hear from all you folks who are so eager to train your children with God’s Word! My apologies if I’m overlooking any dads out there, but I’m guessing this is going to be a mostly-for-mamas blog. My heart’s desire is to somehow encourage and build […]

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How to Develop Patience Toward Others

“Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.” (Proverbs 17:9) What household doesn’t need to grow in the area of patience? Ours does! It seems like home is the place where our patience is often most tried. Home is where we’re tempted to become careless. We live with people who love us. They’ll still love us, even when we annoy them, right? They’ll […]

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