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Motivating Kids to Clean Joyfully

My home is generally littered with small land mines of lego blocks, little mountains of cut paper scraps and colored pencils, and crumbs scattered about on the floor — mostly due to the fact that the mess-makers still outnumber the … Continue reading






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Encourage Sparks of Grace

Children thrive on encouragement and desperately need it to strengthen their young faith. Lately we have had some conversations with our older children in which they express discouragement with their habitual sin and disobedience to the Lord. They desire to … Continue reading






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Why Should Our Children Obey?

We are deep in the trenches, training many young children to obey us and to obey the Lord. It takes a lot of time and effort, and I often find myself resorting to the same rebukes out of laziness and … Continue reading






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Why Should We Obey?

Why should we obey? And why does it matter? I know I’m not the only one. One of the children asks, “Why?” And I answer with the dreaded “Because I’m the mom and I said so.” Sometimes I fall into … Continue reading






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