If you’re like me, you let your kids browse the library books and pick out what they want to take home, without giving it much thought. It’s the library! But listen, Mom, we’re learning we can’t do that anymore. It’s time to #getoffthebench and get involved in what’s happening, because the children’s section isn’t a safe place for our kids. Let’s talk about why and what we can do.
Are you a slave to your belongings? Do you spend more time caring for them than enjoying them? Do they keep you from living a healthy full life and spending time with others you love? Will your children be saddled with generations of hand me downs when you pass? These are important questions to ask as we learn to be good stewards of the resources we’ve been given: money, time, and relationships. Don’t miss my interview with one of my favorite people, Steve Lambert as we talk about the challenge of managing our things.
Steve Lambert has worn many hats in his 68 years: pastor, author, speaker, stock broker and more. Together, he and his wife Jane Claire Lambert created and publish Five in a Row homeschool curriculum which has been a homeschool mainstay for nearly 25 years. They began homeschooling their children in 1981 and today their seven grandchildren are being homeschooled as well and range in age from 18 months to 18 years.
Traditional church attendance is a huge part of the Christian family life. Should I go to a church with whom I disagree? What is okay to disagree with? Is youth group necessary for my teens? And by the way, how am I currently feeling about Target? These are good questions, and certainly worth discussing! Join us, and we’ll talk about these issues and how we determine the answer!
Family secrets are obviously secrets because they are difficult situations, but leaving difficulties in the dark is one of the worst things we can do. I talk with my guest today about how we can get those secrets out in the open and begin to heal.
Things I Never Told You, releases May 2018.
Beth is a 2016 Christy Award winner, a 2016 ACFW Carol Award winner, and a 2015 RITA® finalist. Her 2014 novel, Somebody Like You, was one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2014. A November Bride was part of the Year of Wedding series by Zondervan. Having authored nine contemporary romance novels or novellas, Beth believes there’s more to happily-ever-after than the fairy tales tell us.
An established magazine writer and former editor of the leadership magazine for MOPS International, Beth blogs for Novel Rocket and also enjoys speaking to writers’ groups and mentoring other writers. She lives in Colorado with her husband, Rob, who has adjusted to discussing the lives of imaginary people, and their youngest daughter, Christa, who loves to play volleyball and enjoys writing her own stories. Connect with Beth here.
We have access to the Lord of heaven’s armies through a simple practice we call prayer. Our habit of boldness in prayer should be the marker of a strong believer. We’re finding ourselves in an increasingly secularized culture, and we’re criticized by those who have rejected the authority of the gospel. Yet we are not powerless! We have the power of the Holy Spirit and access to Him through the simplicity of prayer. Let’s talk about why we should approach the throne with confidence!
Essential Oils Class – January 6-12, join us!
Many couples today have been robbed of intimacy through the lie and addiction of pornography. Today, my friend Sheila is back on the podcast today to talk honestly about the effects of porn and the promise of healing that Jesus Christ offers. Don’t miss this important conversation, which includes links to free resources to help you in hope, healing and protection against the additive power of pornography.
Links from the Show
Sheila Wray Gregoire is a popular speaker, marriage blogger, and the author of eight books, including The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex. She loves encouraging women in their relationships, both with God and with their husbands, children, and friends. Her passion is for marriage, and she and her husband Keith speak together at marriage outreaches and at FamilyLife Canada marriage conferences. Sheila believes in authenticity, and gives real solutions to the very real and messy problems women and couples can face. You can usually find her in Belleville, Ontario, where she’s constantly texting her two young adult daughters and knitting. Preferably simultaneously.