For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay w/ Julie Plagens

Strong-willed children are experiential learners. They won’t take what someone says to be true. Instead, they must find out for themselves.

Many times, they will challenge every single interaction you have with them, so it is important you reframe questions. Give them choices between two equally acceptable things. “Would you like the apple or the orange.” They need to feel they are in control of their life. Routines and rules written out on the refrigerator help. … More For the Moms – Treasure in Jars of Clay w/ Julie Plagens

For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Leah Lively

I do not balance it all and I reject the mindset that balancing my life is part of my “job” as a parent.  I am not “Supermom” and I have ceased trying to be.  I came to this conclusion when I found myself failing as I attempted to keep all my plates spinning, resulting in a stressed, angry person to live with.  I have learned to choose my priorities regarding my calling as a wife and mother. Living out my calling has nothing to do with what others expect of me, but what God has given me as a ministry.  My main ministry is to my family.  What I say “yes” to must be related to how it will help me live out my calling. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Leah Lively

For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Carol Bevil

With Christ as its central cord, my marriage is rooted in much more secure soil than human emotions; it is rooted in the life-giving soil of faith.  In 23 years, we have endured the loss of twin boys, job loss, four children (three teenagers—still one more to go!), multiple moves (twice cross country), breast cancer, and my impatience. … More For the Moms – “Bold & Brave” with Carol Bevil

For the Moms – “Our Life in Words” with Montrece V. Bell

Our paths divinely crossed 12 years ago as Colleagues, and out of that bloomed friendship. I’ve learned much about grace, gentleness, and the power of connection through her. A caring leader and example, she was a pillar of strength for me in early adulthood. She believed in me and gave me a chance that would … More For the Moms – “Our Life in Words” with Montrece V. Bell