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Is Your Family Ready for an Emergency? Help is Here! Meet City Girl Prepper

Is Your Family Ready for an Emergency? Help is Here! Meet City Girl Prepper

I’m a little bit intimidated by emergency preparedness people. There. I said it.

Now hear me out … it’s not that I don’t want to be ready for a crisis, it’s that I’ve never had a good idea how to start getting ready. The supplies overwhelm me. How much water do we need to have on hand? How much food? How many batteries—and do I really need duct tape? I have it but it’s plaid and green and my kids use it for crafts-n-stuff.

The events of the past several months have caused me…Read More

Trusting God More Than My Midwife

Trusting God More Than My Midwife

There are many voices we hear during pregnancy. Advice coming from lots of well meaning people such as family, friends, midwives, doctors, and even strangers! But the most important voice we need to listen to is from the Holy Spirit. Keep your trust in Him. He is faithful. His love never ends, and His mercies are new every morning!Read More

In Defense of the Children: Are We Protecting Our Most Vulnerable?

In Defense of the Children: Are We Protecting Our Most Vulnerable?

The world is on fire.  Our children are being sacrificed on the altar of tolerance. According to WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day. In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion,Read More

What I Want Them to Remember When I’m Gone

What I Want Them to Remember When I’m Gone

A few weeks ago, I was making dinner for a family in our church that has been dealing with some undiagnosed health struggles.  My daughter came in to ask what I was doing, and as I explained the situation to her, I thought to myself, “I want them to know this was important to me. Read More

What Blueprint Are You Sketching on the Hearts of Your Kids?

What Blueprint Are You Sketching on the Hearts of Your Kids?

Guest post by Steve Lambert Former pastor and Publisher of Five in a Row There comes a time in doing pastoral counseling when you run out of answers and you need to stall a moment and ask God for wisdom. Through the years, I had developed a question that would buy me a minute orRead More

Planning a Family Road Trip? 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Hit the Road

Planning a Family Road Trip? 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Hit the Road

In 2009, our family took our first cross-country road trip. Since then, we have logged almost 70,000 miles together as a family, criss-crossing the United States many times. For our first trip, we purchased a class “C” RV that our daughter found on Craigslist. It was built in 1987 (a good year, since that’s aroundRead More

Do you have sore, tired feet too?

Do you have sore, tired feet too?

You’ve heard me talk about being *that girl,* the one who spends time and energy pouring in to her marriage, the one who chooses to pursue her husband… that one!  And we’ve been talking on the podcast lately about purposing to strengthen our marriages, and I’m making that commitment too!  This is one way thatRead More