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I’m an empty-nester and I installed an internet filter in our home for the first time. Here’s why.

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I’m an empty-nester and I installed an internet filter in our home for the first time. Here’s why.

How many people do you know who have stumbled upon pornography as a child by accident? How many people do you know who, because of this exposure, got stuck in the hamster wheel and couldn’t get out? I know a few.

Granted, those who happened upon pornography back in the day would have likely seen it in printed form. While it wouldn’t have been readily available with the stroke on a keyboard, the images would haunt the mind and have the ability to gain a soul-damaging stronghold. Seeing these types of mind-altering images at any age is unfortunate but in a young and rapidly developing, sponge-like brain, the images could change the trajectory of one’s life.

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Building Character Into Our Children – Because It’s Worth It

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Building Character Into Our Children – Because It’s Worth It

The first thing I thought of when I started out to write about the topic of building character was the word “building”. When we come out of the womb we enter a fallen world. The womb is safe and perfect. The world is sinful. Upon that first breath of earthly oxygen, we left the perfectness of heaven and the sanctification process instantly began.

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#Perspective #EncouragementForYoungMoms

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#Perspective #EncouragementForYoungMoms

How many times have young moms been in the trenches and needed someone older to swoop us up in their seasoned survivor arms, hug us tight and remind us of the truth? How many times have we not cried out for help because we were ashamed to? Because someone along the way told us that asking for help meant weakness? Tired, worn out and frustrated mamas – this is for you.

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Simply Pray by Randi Miles

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Simply Pray by Randi Miles

It was 2:30 A.M. and I awoke with an urgency in my spirit like never before.  I needed to pray for my son.  Our son Caleb was in Indonesia at the time so I laid in bed and prayed.  “Lord please be with him.”  I thought I could go back to sleep but there was no way.  My soul was restless with urgency and I began to cry, and cry out to our mighty God for his safety, his health, over and over again.  It was a good 45 minutes to an hour before I had peace and could go back to bed.

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He Wouldn’t Be a Good Dad Without Me

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He Wouldn’t Be a Good Dad Without Me

That title, though… arrogant much? Hang with me. I’m going somewhere and I promise it’s not about me. It’s about him. It’s about us. It’s about together.

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Five Ways To Be The Kind Of Mom Every Kid Wishes For

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Five Ways To Be The Kind Of Mom Every Kid Wishes For

We all have a mom. This is a simple fact of life. We may call her mother, birth mom, mama, or mommy but we all came from a woman’s womb. No matter our age or situation, I believe every kid longs to have a mother that makes them feel loved and special. Kids don’t need perfection. I don’t even think kids expect perfection. We might catch ourselves saying, “I wish my mom was…” or “I wish my mom would…” Or we might catch ourselves saying, “I’m so glad my mom was…” or I’m so thankful my mom did…”. Sometimes we realize this by having the mom of our dreams and sometimes we realize this by having a mom who isn’t the mom of our dreams. Regardless, we all have moms and there is something to be grateful for, even if it’s simply our heartbeat. Each life has a purpose. We should rejoice in the healthy relationships we have with our moms and give ourselves permission to grieve the relationships we might wish we had.

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I Can’t Keep You

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anna11This one is quickly headed to the high school finish line. She only has two years left. I’m already thinking of all the ways I could try to keep her.

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