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Teaching Big Truths to Little Kids – The Lord’s Supper

May 23, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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I remember one particular occasion when our oldest child sat with me during what she refers to as “big people worship service.” The believing community took part in communion during the service. And as the bread and juice trays were being passed she excitedly whispered, “What’s this for?” I promised to explain everything and told […]

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The Struggle to Trust God with My Child’s Salvation

May 8, 2013 Intentional Motherhood
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by Lindsey Carlson Seeing my children struggle with sin makes me squirmy. Whether they’re back-talking during bath time, squabbling with siblings, deceiving, or disobeying, I fear for their future. What if their foolishness or hard-heartedness is only beginning to show? What if they stay dead in sin fooor-evvvv-er? More than anything, I want my children […]

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Catechism is a Blessing to Mommy, Too

March 12, 2013 Intentional Motherhood

by Gloria Furman If you have children, you live with little theologians. You don’t need to have a degree from a seminary or Bible college to theologize. If you have thoughts about God, then that makes you a theologian. Children love to articulate their thoughts and questions about God. And nothing stretches my faith quite […]

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The Duty of Prayer and Winnie-the-Pooh

November 26, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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It is a precious privilege of preschoolers to constantly question everything. “Why?” is their refrain from sun up to sun down. “Why do I hafta eat lunch?” “Why do soap bubbles pop?” “Why can’t it be my birthday today?” The other day I read a preschool-friendly illustration that has already helped me explain the “why’s” […]

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Bringing Worship Home

November 21, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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by Lindsey Carlson In my early parenting days, the responsibility of teaching my children diligently all the time was enough to make me hyperventilate. I’ll admit that in my efforts to be obedient, I went a little overboard and began to focus too much on outward obedience instead of inward heart change. But the Lord […]

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A Comfort More Enduring Than One More Kiss

October 26, 2012 Devotional Mundane
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by Gloria Furman Everyone in our home who is under four-foot-tall tends to go a little bananas around 7:00pm. A wise friend often reminds me that the days are coming when the tables will be turned. Someday I will have to convince my children to wake up and get out of their beds. Those days […]

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When a Mother Sins

September 28, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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by Staci Eastin I was sitting with a group of moms, talking about motherhood and kids, when a younger mom spoke up from the corner of the room. “But, what can you do? I mean, how can you be sure you’re pointing them on the right path? How can you know they’ll follow God?” We […]

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Great Commission parenting

July 30, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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Note from the Editors: When a reader named Chasity wrote us an email asking questions about pointing preschoolers to Jesus, we tapped a few ladies to help answer her questions in a series of posts. Please read the introductory post here and look for the rest of the posts in this series in the index […]

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Moms Who Don’t Make “Sacrifices”

July 29, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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by Gloria Furman One of my missionary heroes is David Livingstone, a man who spent the better part of his life persevering through extraordinary hardship for the sake of the gospel in Africa. I often recall his example of endurance and faith when I’m in “I guess it could always be worse” scenarios. Ninety-nine percent […]

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Pour out grace & mercy when pointing preschoolers to Jesus

July 25, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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Note from the Editors: When a reader named Chasity wrote us an email asking questions about pointing preschoolers to Jesus, we tapped a few ladies to help answer her questions in a series of posts. Please read the introductory post here and look for the rest of the posts in this series in the index […]

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Remember you are in Christ when raising preschoolers

July 20, 2012 Intentional Motherhood

Note from the Editors: When a reader named Chasity wrote us an email asking questions about pointing preschoolers to Jesus, we tapped a few ladies to help answer her questions in a series of posts. Please read the introductory post here and look for the rest of the posts in this series in the index […]

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Parental amnesia

July 7, 2012 Intentional Motherhood
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- an excerpt taken from “How Eternity Shapes Our Mundane” by DK writer Gloria Furman on the Desiring God blog (April 3, 2012): Parental amnesia is not just where you walk into a room and forget why you’re carrying the laundry basket with four dirty coffee mugs in it. That’s called normal. Parental amnesia is […]

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