We Can Change Our Husbands, After all! (What Happens When a Wife Believes the Gospel)

LauraAll Posts, Marriage, Ministry5 Comments

“An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.” Proverbs 12:4. A friend asked me to tackle this question on my blog, “How can I be a “crown” to my husband?” She’s been thinking about Proverbs 12:4 and wants to figure this wife-thing out. (This is the essence of a … Read More

Make the Same Meals Every Week: 5 Surprising Benefits

LauraAll Posts, Food, Healthy Living, Motherhood8 Comments

Food used to be my biggest headache… There was a time when I would spend several hours composing our menu each week, downloading new recipes, ripping recipes from shiny magazines, and paging through my pile of cookbooks for inspiration. My grocery list would be a mile long with new ingredients that I never bought before and may never use again. … Read More

The Birthday Book: THE answer for that ever-growing stack of greeting cards

LauraAll Posts, Holidays, Motherhood0 Comments

Do you have a stack of greeting cards that will sit in a precious little stack for the rest of time? Do you wince when someone in your family spends $4.99 on a greeting card that, let’s face it, will just sit in that precious little stack for the rest of time? Do you want to treasure your family’s sentiments and … Read More

The First 7 Years: What Really Matters in Early Childhood

LauraAll Posts, Babies, Motherhood, Preschool, Toddlers

“Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man.” – Aristotle Oh Aristotle, you always stop me in my tracks.  Seven years old, huh? That’s all the time I’ve got to shape my child?? The years before a child begins grade school are the most formative years of his life. We moms know this. … Read More

Easter Traditions: Resurrection Eggs and Easter Sunday

LauraAll Posts, Holidays

We’re getting ready to begin our annual journey through the Easter Story with our Resurrection Eggs. Each plastic egg contains a small symbol from the gospel story – a donkey, silver coins, praying hands. For the 12 days before Easter, we open one egg each day, gradually telling the story. I read a little picture book called “Benjamin’s Box: The Story of … Read More

Do You Want to Train Your Kids in Kindness?

LauraAll Posts, Character Training, Motherhood

My friend Steph just emailed this question, “I’m currently reading Corrie ten Boom’s “Tramp for the Lord”. Have you read this? It’s so good. Anyways, in there she’s talking about her first bath and meal after being freed from the Nazi prison and she says that the girls who bathed her were “trained in kindness”. I thought about my girls … Read More

The Winner of the GIVEAWAY!

LauraAll Posts

I’m happy to announce that Courtney Whetzel won the beautiful hand-stamped gifts from A Gilded Line! Congratulations, Courtney! Thank you to each person who entered the contest. I haven’t hosted a giveaway in ages. In fact, in the history of my 10 year-old blog, I hosted one giveaway. ONE! I gave away a jar of my favorite berry jam. (Isn’t … Read More

Weak Wrists, Sick Babies, Poor Eyesight: The Mentors God Chooses

LauraAll Posts, Bible Study, Discipleship

There’s an older woman at our church who would like to meet with our 11-year-old sweet-pea. The two of these unlikely friends have been talking “knitting”. Viv wants to learn how to knit the sweaters that Lynn sends to children in third world countries. They’ve planned needle sizes and yarn type, but they haven’t gotten together yet. This morning at … Read More