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Spiritual Sundays
Spiritual Sundays:  He Has Carried Me

Spiritual Sundays: He Has Carried Me

Alone in a quiet hospital, holding her new baby, Heather Bell reminds us that God is with us, always.
Power of Moms Pick: this is heavy. but we are also strong

Power of Moms Pick: this is heavy. but we are also strong

All mothers have days–probably a LOT of days–where we say to ourselves, “This is it. This is all I can handle. I cannot continue.” And then we handle more, we continue. Why? How is this possible? In Laura Kelly Fanucci’s essay, this is heavy. but we are also strong., she offers a thoughtful, poignant answer...
Book Summary: Showing Heart

Book Summary: Showing Heart

Showing Heart is the emotional retelling of a family’s journey through adversity and it is full of so many great messages for mothers. It reminded me that through trials and hardship a family can grow and bond together.
Spiritual Sundays: Presents and Presence

Spiritual Sundays: Presents and Presence

Last year for Christmas, while I was focused on finding the perfect presents for each of my children, God used my one-year-old to show me what I needed for Christmas, too.
Book Summary: The Power of a Positive Mom

Book Summary: The Power of a Positive Mom

The Power of a Positive Mom was a monumental help to supplying extra fuel to my days--it made a definite contribution to my ability to accept challenges, keep a positive outlook, and savor the great things about motherhood as I propel our family forward.
Spiritual Sundays: The Parable of the Swing

Spiritual Sundays: The Parable of the Swing

A visit to the park swings teaches both mother and daughter a valuable lesson of strength, understanding, and perseverance.
Spiritual Sundays: Building Memorials

Spiritual Sundays: Building Memorials

The story of Joshua and the River Jordan reminds us how to build lasting memorials within our own families today through the small, everyday gathering of “stones.”
Spiritual Sundays:  What My Daughter and I Have Learned from Practicing Mindfulness

Spiritual Sundays: What My Daughter and I Have Learned from Practicing Mindfulness

When my daughter started having trouble with emotional outbursts and controlling her anger, I started to teach her about mindfulness. She’s becoming more aware of her emotions and how to calm herself so she can respond instead of react when she gets frustrated, and I have discovered new insights about mindfulness and parenting in the...
Spiritual Sundays: Teaching Children Repentance during the High Holidays

Spiritual Sundays: Teaching Children Repentance during the High Holidays

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are serious holidays, full of soul searching and repentance. In trying to help her kids understand that repentance doesn't have to be scary, Adina Soclof practices a simple three-step plan, one that eliminates lectures or admonishments.
Spiritual Sundays: When Nurturing Doesn't Come Naturally

Spiritual Sundays: When Nurturing Doesn’t Come Naturally

I never thought my life would turn out this way. To be honest, I never knew if “mothering” was in me. Even now, I’m still trying to figure out how to do it well. Why? Because I am not, by nature, a nurturer.
Power of Moms Pick: The Tired Mother's Creed

Power of Moms Pick: The Tired Mother’s Creed

Are you having one of those days when you're running on empty? Lisa-Jo Baker has a post for you!
Picture Story: God Dealt Me a Great Hand

Picture Story: God Dealt Me a Great Hand

When Sarah Hull learned that her first baby would be born with Spina Bifida, her doctor cautioned her, "God did not deal you a good hand." Sarah and her family have been put in a world that not all get to experience, a world where patience is tested, where miracles are witnessed, and strength is...