When you think of “ministry opportunities,” do you think that there’s no time or opportunity for you or your family to serve anyone right now? The term ministry opportunities is simply a fancy way of saying “serve others.” Teach your children that serving others can be something simple like helping a sibling pick up
Hey Mama, When did your littles learn so much from just playing and hanging out with you, sweet Mama and your husband? But they did learn. Even today they’re learning (and so are you). Using apps, textbooks, even fun experiments from time to time, they’re learning about science and nature and life. While they’re still
Hey Mama, When they’re still small, it’s hard to believe our littles will ever get big—but my, how time flies! Before we know it, they’re in high school looking at electives and prepping for college—and we think, “What am I doing? I don’t know anything about teaching (or for that matter learning) a foreign language!”
Hey Mama, My family loves road trips. And a great road trip can often lead to a history lesson in disguise (shhh . . . don’t tell the kids). LOL! There are many ways to make history come alive for everyone in your family, from your preschoolers to your tweens and teens, in addition to
Hey Mama, With all the traveling we do, the kids should have soaked up a lot of geography by osmosis. There’s something about hiking or driving up a mountain to show you how tall mountains can be or experiencing the ocean by running on the beach and into the waves. And what about demonstrating climate
Hey Mama, Look around. Your house is a disaster. What happened to your couches (All the clean laundry waiting to be folded has buried them.) . . . and that kitchen? It does not smell nice. In fact, you don’t look like you’ve had a good night’s sleep in months . . . which you probably haven’t
Hey Mama, What do you think about God’s provision? When comparing it to the way you and your husband provide for your own children, does it measure up? It is very easy to fall into the trap of thinking, “Where is God? Why won’t He provide?” When in actuality, you may be asking for what
Hey Mama, Happy Thanksgiving! I’m going to keep this brief because you’ve got a turkey to defrost and a dozen pies to bake—am I right? One thought for today: what’s on your menu? I know the usual is turkey, dressing, cranberry, pumpkin. . .lots and lots of pumpkin—but what’s on the menu of your heart?