Motherhood

Whatever You Do

My eyes welled up with tears when I read Mike’s email. This friend of ours from church took the time several months back to share a “win” with us about our teenage son, Noah. (And mercy, don’t we parents of teenagers need to hear these things? I see that hand.) He recounted his recent experience at Chick-Fil-A, the most blessed of chicken sandwich establishments. As he was waiting in line to place his order, a…

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Motherhood

My Boys. My Life.

I don’t know why I’m crying.  He hasn’t even left for college yet. He’s only 12. But he will. And I miss him already. He’ll walk out that door in about 6 years and have a new, temporary address. He’ll make new friends and go to new restaurants.  He’ll buy new books and go to a new church. He won’t have a curfew.  He can watch what he wants on TV.  He can go to…

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Motherhood

Raising World-Changers

What if we expected more from our children? What if we quit dumbing things down for them or quit anticipating failure or quit settling for what is normal? Imagine with me: How radically different would modern American youth culture be if we stopped raising our kids to survive their world and started empowering them with a vision to change it? Steven Furtick, Sun Stand Still, p. 33 Homeschooling my children is so much more than…

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